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Amit kumar Das5.0/5
Jaisalmer--the golden city
Bike Ride to the beautifully harsh desert.
That was dirty cheap( and awkward too) !!
As we selected one broker, he took us to the hotel. On the way Golden Fort was a delight to watch. (A must do in the mid-night Jaisalmer).
We were provided touring packages at the hotel which started from 1800Rs omwards(thats the pick) including the desert Safari, Camel Ride, night Stay in the Camps at he Sam Tonsorial desert).
WE DECLINED FOR THE PACKAGES.
Next day we checked out to visited Tanont Temple via spruced at 120Rs one way). The bus started the journey at 4:30PM and reached at 7:30PM). Solider provides the meals, rest place, washrooms etc. After the morning Arti the bus started its return journey.
Street foods near Golden Fort such as sabji-kachodi, bati chokha. Near by you can rent bikes. We rented 2 Royal Enfields Classic 350 (at 800Rs each) to visit Sam Dunes. Most memorable Sunsets can be seen at the Sam Dunes.
If you are dreaming of a bike trip to Rajasthan, Jaisalmer (Sam Dunes) is a must visit.
I am heading to Jaisalmer
History of Jaisalmer
Steeped in history and offering breath-taking visuals of citadels of yore, the desert city of Jaisalmer is a World Heritage Site. The city fort, which also houses a palace and many temples which are Jaisalmer tourist places, are located in the midst of the Thar Desert. The city is named after its founder Maharawal Jaisal Singh, who set up the magnificent fort in 1156 AD. The ruling dynasty is believed to have descended from the Yadava Prince Lord Krishna. It is the administrative headquarters of the largest district in Rajasthan and shares an international border with Pakistan.
People and Culture of Jaisalmer
It is a cosmopolitan city with people of all faiths including Hindus, Muslims, Jains, Sikhs, and Christians. Rajputs and Marwaris dominate the population in terms of numbers. The major festivals celebrated here are Dussehra, Holi, Ram Navami, Gangaur, Diwali, Teej, Basant Panchami, Muharram, and Eid. The numerous folk dances of the region and the folk music are on display at various venues, which are a part of the Jaisalmer sightseeing circuit as also the annual Desert Fair. The Kalbeliya dance of the snake charmer community, the Ghoomar dance, and the Kathputhli dance are some of the must-see Jaisalmer attractions in the cultural segment.
Things to Do in Jaisalmer
The most prominent of all attractions is the Jaisalmer Fort that towers over its surrounding like a sentinel from a bygone era. It is known for its intricate architecture and rich heritage. The Gadsisar Lake, which is an artificial rainwater lake, is among the places to see in Jaisalmer. It was built in the 14th century and was a significant source of water supply at one time. Patwon-ki-Haveli, the Desert Cultural Centre and Museum, and camel riding in the Desert National Park are other Jaisalmer places to visit and experience.
Camping amongst the sand dunes of the desert while you enjoy a sumptuous dinner with folk dancers and musicians around is something that should top your list of things to do in Jaisalmer.
Food and Shopping in Jaisalmer
All types of Indian and global cuisines can be found in Jaisalmer at the many restaurants or street food stalls you will come across during your sightseeing in Jaisalmer. Savour some authentic Rajasthani dishes such as Daal-Baati, Kair Sangri Churma, and Laal Maas. Top it off with some flavoured lassi and Malpuas for dessert for some sweet memories of your trip to Jaisalmer.
Jaisalmer is known for its various crafts such as silver jewellery, embroidery, stone, work, leather products, and printing work. These unique craft products make for great gifts and keepsakes to remember your Jaisalmer tour by. The numerous antique shops and emporiums that dot Sadar Bazaar, Pansari bazaar, Gandhi Darshan, and Seema Gram are not to be missed places to visit in Jaisalmer.
Accommodation in Jaisalmer
If you are wondering how to reach Jaisalmer, it is well-connected by train and bus to various major cities across the country. The nearest airport would be in Jodhpur, located at a distance of around 280 kms. There is no dearth of hotels in Jaisalmer, and visitors can choose to stay at some of the famous places in Jaisalmer for luxurious accommodations or opt for no-frills rooms depending on their requirements.