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Full-Day Private Jaisalmer City Tour with Havelis and Camel Ride
"Early in the morning 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. 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."
From $60.00
 
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 la’ 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
From $74.00
 
Full-Day Private Jaisalmer City Tour with Havelis and Camel Ride
"Early in the morning 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. 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."
From $60.00

More Warnings and Dangers in Jaisalmer

For First-Timers, Women Travelers, Etc.

I have several Warning/Danger tips on my India page. Rather than repeat them all here, click here to read. It's important to understand a bit about the culture as well as how to keep safe and...
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Donna_in_India
Jan 31, 2016

Fake Silver Jewellery

Lower section of the Jaisalmer fort you will find many local women selling silver jewellery (it's all fake) They will say you that some that 70% silver but not any percent silver in it but it looks...
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vinod-bhojak
Mar 21, 2014

Watch your step

Might not seem like much of a warning but just to keep in mind. Although all towns that have the original old markets (the original ''inner town'' I suppose) have narrow lanes that all vehicles,...
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toonhut
May 06, 2010

Overloaded infrastructure of the Fort

This mighty fort is in trouble. The infastucture is struggling to cope. Being home to not only a quarter of the population of Jaisalmer, it also is first choice for tourists looking for accomodation....
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lynnehamman
Dec 04, 2008

Riding camels

Riding on a camel isn't the best thing in the world. We set off on our trek and only after about an hour, I asked to get off as my legs were aching with my inner thighs taking the brunt of the pain....
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Willettsworld
Nov 24, 2007

Two identical museums

We read Lonely Planet and realized that there are two museums about Culture/Folklore in Jaisalmer. We went to Desert Culture Centre & Museum first and met the owner of this place. It was a bit...
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Carino
Apr 21, 2007
 
 
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hot temperatures and sandstorms!

Well, you can adjust to the hot temperatures during summertime quite well. But there is nothing you can do about sandstorms. And yes, they really look like in the movies. I always thought it is...
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tremendopunto
Aug 24, 2006

women travelling alone

Check carefully when booking a camel safari.I ve never heard any bad story,still I met a german girl that was told that loads of germans will be with her,and if it wasn t for me and my wife,that...
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renatob
Jan 21, 2005

Safe Solar Filtered Viewing of the VenusTransit!!!

Always see the sun with a safe solar filter specially manufactured for the purpose and do not use any film or dark coated plastic as a substitute like CD Rom disks or Floppy disks which are unsafe and...
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aadil
Jun 25, 2004

Dodgy street food

Really is common sense. Don't eat dairy products from street vendors. Friends travelling with me (English and Indian) in India both ended up with food poisoning and a lot of time spent in bathrooms....
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jmackey
Oct 02, 2003

Getting on the camel

Getting onto a camel is not like getting onto a horse!! LOL I know one girl that fell off the camel as it stood up and she fell right on her head! The camels legs have reverse knees or something like...
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herzog63
Jun 27, 2003

Sun!!!!!!!

During the day the sun can be downright dangerous!!! When we stopped for our breaks we would start out the break in the shade but as you can see the group had fallen asleep and the sun moved and so...
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herzog63
Jun 27, 2003

Traffic is dangerous everywhere in India!

Whereever you go in India, be careful on the streets. Traffic rules are quite flexible and you are on the lowest step of the foodchain! Even holy cows can have bad luck!
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tremendopunto
Aug 23, 2006

Top Hotels in Jaisalmer

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On Fort, Kotri Para, Jaisalmer, Rajasthan, 345001, India
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Chain Pura Street, Gandhi Chowk, Jaisalmer, Rajasthan, 345001, India
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Kahala Phata, Sam Road, Jaisalmer, 345001, India
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Kund Pada, Onfort Kundpara, Jaisalmer, Rajasthan, 345001, India
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Plot No.22, Opposite Nagarpalika, Bera Road, Jaisalmer, Rajasthan, 345001, India
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Near SBBJ Bank , Shiv road, Jaisalmer, Rajasthan, 345001, India
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Top Things to Do in Jaisalmer

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Sam Desert Nights Club Jaisalmer

While on our bike trip we visited the Sam Sand Dunes to do camel ride and folk dance and dinner. We reached at 5:00 pm at Sam Desert Nights we offered a camel ride on twin sharing basis . We have seen...
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Top 5 Jaisalmer Writers

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herzog63

"Jaisalmer - Beautiful Oasis in the Sand"
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Willettsworld

"Jaisalmer - The Golden City"
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toonsarah

"The golden city"
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munki

"Golden City of Jaisalmer"
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"Golden Desert City of Jaisalmer"
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