While staying in the fort might appear to be Jaisalmer’s most atmospheric choice, habitation inside the fort – driven in no small part by tourism – is causing irreparable damage to the monument. As a result, we don’t recommend staying inside the fort. Fortunately, there’s a wide choice of good places to stay outside the fort. You’ll get massive discounts between April and August, when Jaisalmer is hellishly hot. Unfortunately, some budget hotels are heavily into high-pressure selling of camel safaris and things can turn sour if you don’t take up their propositions: room rates that sound to good to be true almost always are.