Welcome to Jaisalmer

A city that has come back almost from the dead in the past half-century, Jaisalmer may be remote, but it’s certainly not forgotten – indeed it’s one of Rajasthan’s biggest tourist destinations.

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$47.50 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Overnight stay in the Desert

Enjoy a complimentary hotel (or train station) pickup and transfer from your centrally located Cairns accommodations to the Desert. Departing from the city, you'll head to Kuldhara Village (ghost town) and the Cultural gypsy village to understand the life of the Desert. After exploring the Villages, you’ll head toward the great Thar Desert. Other sights during the Jeep  include Desert national park and Barna village. With a guaranteed comfortable Camel safari, you can sit lean back and relax as you enjoy the incredible views of the desert. Your professional Camel guide will provide expert commentary as well the silent singing along the way. After the completion of your ride offer masala chai, indian chips and make the dinner open sky. around the camp fire they will entertain you with folk and local songs with music from plates and water bottles. we will accommodate you under the billion stars with cosy blankets and mattress to experience the real desert experience. next morning sunrise tea and breakfast and camel ride again and finish the camel safari at your hotel by jeep.

$52 Day Trips & Excursions

Jaisalmer Full-Day Private City Tour with Havelis, Camel Ride

Early in the morning at 9am, you will visit the historic well-preserved Jaisalmer fort, and explore the maze of narrow streets in this open air museum of a city with its ornately decorated havelis of yellow sandstone. The havelis were built by rich merchants at a time when the city was a key stop on the caravan routes from the Middle East. Salim Singh-Ki-Haveli & Patwon-Ki-Haveli are two of these intricate mansions with stone carvings and latticework. Following this visit, head to Gadisar Lake and then take a break for lunch at a great local restaurant.In the evening just before sunset, you will travel to Sam Sand Dunes - 45km (28mi) to see the total sandy bushless desert. On this glorious stretch of sweeping sand dunes, you will enjoy a camel ride and be able to take your favorite picture with a lone camel on a desert track with the setting sun in the backdrop. After a memorable day, you will head back to your hotel in Jaisalmer.

$68 Tours & Sightseeing

Private Full-Day City Tour of Jaisalmer

At 9am, your guide will pick you up from your accommodation or the train station in Jaisalmer. You will head to explore the honey-colored Jaisalmer Fort that emerges from the flat, dry desert sands and enjoy a walk through the maze of narrow streets in the city with ornately decorated havelis in yellow sandstone. The Salim Singh-Ki-Haveli and Patwon-Ki-Haveli are some of the most beautiful mansions with stone carving and latticework of breathtaking intricacy. The visit is followed by Gadisar Lake. Jaisalmer has been described as an ‘open air museum,’ and to enter its narrow cobbled lanes is a step back into another era. You also visit the impressive havelis which were once built by wealthy Jain merchants. Decorated with rich-carvings, stone inlays, ornamental lattice, tracery works and some of them are still in excellent condition. You will then break for lunch that will be provided at a local restaurant. After lunch, you will be transferred to Sam Sand Dunes and en route visit the ancient Temple of Lodurwa, Amar Sagar and Mool Sagar Complex built in 1815AD. The complex also houses a summer palace where some beautiful paintings and pictures are displayed.In the evening, enjoy a camel safari to discover the various sights, sounds, ruins and temples in and around Jaisalmer in an authentic and leisurely fashion with entertainment provided by folk performers. After a memorable day, you will be transferred back to your accommodation or preferred train station in Jaisalmer.

$40 Private & Custom Tours

Private Half-Day Jaisalmer Morning Tour

Jaisalmer is nicknamed the ‘Golden City’ because of the golden sand dunes and the honey colored architectural monuments. The city is located at the Indian and Pakistani border in the great Thar Desert. Jaisalmer is a mixture of beautiful cultures and harsh weather where visitors can witness royal grandeur of a bygone era. This beautiful city is famous for its forts, Havelis, palaces, temples and museums.Your tour of Jaisalmer begins at your hotel by being picked up by your driver and tour guide. You will visit the famous Jaisalmer Fort, the Jain Temple and the Patwa Haveli. You will also walk around in the city to understand the culture and history.Then, you will visit the Gadisar Lake for boating and relaxing and have lunch at one of the the best restaurant in the city before being dropped back to your centrally located hotel.

$50 Day Trips & Excursions

Private Half-Day Tour of Golden Monuments in Jaisalmer

Once you are picked up from your centrally located hotel in Jaisalmer, you can start strolling around the beautiful city. Widely-known as the Golden city of India, Jaisalmer was founded by Raja Rawal Jaisal, a Bhatti Rajput emperor, in approximately 1156. You will begin at the Jaisalmer fort, exploring through the grandeur of this ancient city, learning the legends at the palace museum and understanding the dynasties that helped to built the monument.Explore the group of seven Jain temples located inside the Fort premises, dedicated to various Jain Tirthankars (hermits) and learn about the significance of each temple from your local guide. The walls of the temples are intricately carved in famous Dilwara style, prominent in the 12th century.Proceed to visit the palace museum, preserving the Rajasthani culture and presenting a rare glimpse of royalty. Walk past the bustling streets of the fort, still inhabited by more than 3000 locals. Walk to the neighbouring bazaars of Jaisalmer for a chilled glass of Lassi, a local delicacy and appreciate the glory of Golden city. Walk past the 300 year old Salim Singh Haveli, famed for its beautifully arched roof in the shape of a peacock.Walk ahead to the Patwon-ki-Haveli, one of Jaisalmer’s most prominent attractions, amazingly constructed with mirror work on the walls and ceilings and traditional paintings. Stroll around the area and head back to your hotel. En-route enjoy a quick stop at Tazia Tower, an alluring five-storied building, now converted into a museum storing antics from the golden era. Afterwards you will be dropped-off at your accommodation.

$605 Cultural & Theme Tours

Classic Rajasthan Tour 6 Nights And 7 Days

Day 1 : Arrival – Udaipur SightseeingPickup from Udaipur Airport / Railway Station / Bus Stand & Transfer to the Hotel. After relax Sightseeing of Udaipur visit : City Palace, Crystal Gallery, Jagdish Temple, Pichola Lake, Karni Mata Ropeway, Vintage Car Collection, Gulab Bagh, Fateh Sagar lake, Moti Magri, Sahelion Ki Bari & Bhartiya Lok Kala Mandal for Folk Dance. Overnight at Udaipur HotelDAY 02: Eklingji – Nathdwara Shrinathji – HaldighatiAfter breakfast Excursion of Udaipur visit : Eklingji Mahadev Temple, Nathdwara Shrinathji Temple & Haldighati Maharana Pratap Museum. Overnight at Udaipur Hotel.DAY 03: Udaipur – Ranakpur – Jodhpur ( 275 KM / 6 HRS.)After breakfast check out from Hotel & Proceed to Jodhpur Enroute visit Ranakpur Jain Temple. On Arrival at Jodhpur Check into the Hotel. Rest of the Day free for Independent Activities. Overnight at Jodhpur Hotel.DAY 04: Jodhpur Sightseeing After breakfast Sightseeing of Jodhpur visit : Mehrangarh Fort, Jaswant Thada, Umaid Bhawan Palace & Jodhpur Local Market. Overnight at Jodhpur Hotel.DAY 05: Jodhpur – Jaisalmer ( 300 KM / 6 HRS.) After breakfast check out from Hotel & Proceed to Jaisalmer. On Arrival check into the Desert Safari Camp. Rest of the Day enjoy at Sam Sand Dunes. Overnight at Desert CampDAY 06: Jaisalmer Sightseeing After breakfast Sightseeing of Jaisalmer visit : Jaisalmer Fort, Bada Bagh, Gadisagar Lake, Salim Singh Ki Haveli, Patwaon Ki Haveli, Vyas Chhatri. Overnight at Jaisalmer Hotel.DAY 07: Leave Jaisalmer – Departure After breakfast check out from Hotel & visit Local Market. After visit Transfer to Jaisalmer Railway Station OR Jodhpur Airport to board your Flight / Train for back Home.