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Top Choice Fort in Jaisalmer

Jaisalmer Fort

Jaisalmer’s unique fort is a living urban centre, with about 3000 people residing within its walls. It’s honeycombed with narrow, winding lanes, lined with houses and temples – along with a large number of handicraf…
Top Choice Indian in Bikaner


This fairly modern cafe and restaurant close to the Junagarh entrance is known as ‘Glops’ to rickshaw-wallahs. There are snacks such as pizzas, pakoras (deep-fried battered vegetables) and sandwiches, and a good ran…
Top Choice Indian in Jodhpur


This candle-lit rooftop restaurant at the Pal Haveli hotel is the perfect place for a romantic dinner, with superb views to the fort, clock tower and Umaid Bhawan. The food covers traditional tandoori, biryanis and …
Top Choice Fort in Jodhpur


Rising perpendicular and impregnable from a rocky hill that itself stands 120m above Jodhpur’s skyline, Mehrangarh is one of the most magnificent forts in India. The battlements are 6m to 36m high, and as the buildi…
Top Choice Park in Jodhpur

Rao Jodha Desert Rock Park

This 72-hectare park – and model of intelligent ecotourism – sits in the lee of Mehrangarh. It has been lovingly restored and planted with native species to show the natural diversity of the region. The park is cris…
Punjabi in Jaisalmer

Chandan Shree Restaurant

An always busy (and rightfully so) dining hall serving up a huge range of tasty, spicy South Indian, Gujarati, Rajasthani, Punjabi and Bengali dishes.
Indian in Jaisalmer

Desert Boy’s Dhani

A walled-garden restaurant where tables are spread around a large, stone-paved courtyard with a big tree. There’s also traditional cushion seating under cover. Rajasthani music and dance is performed from 8pm to 10p…
Multicuisine in Jaisalmer

Natraj Restaurant

This is a brilliant place to eat, and the rooftop has a satisfying view of the upper part of the Salim Singh-ki-Haveli next door. The pure veg food is consistently excellent and the service is great. The delicious S…
Museum in Jaisalmer

Desert Cultural Centre & Museum

This interesting little museum tells the history of Rajasthan’s princely states and has exhibits on traditional Rajasthani culture. Features include Rajasthani music (with video), textiles, a kaavad mobile temple, a…
Jain Temple in Jaisalmer

Jain Temples

Within the fort walls is a maze-like, interconnecting treasure trove of seven beautiful yellow sandstone Jain temples, dating from the 15th and 16th centuries. Opening times have a habit of changing, so check with t…