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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."
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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
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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."
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Clothing Tips (6)

Wear Shalwar Kameez

We were told not long after arrival in Pakistan that we should both wear shalwar kameez! Shorts are definitely not a good thing to wear, for men or women, and skirts, even long ones, make climbing in and out of tuk-tuks quite tricky (tuk tuk floors are a lot higher in Pakistan than in India I noticed!).

We both finally bought shalwar kameez in Rawalpindi, where there are lots of shops and market stalls, and we did find them very comfortable and useful for the rest of our stay in Pakistan. The dupatta is handy for women when you go somewhere where you need to cover your head, like a mosque.

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illumina
Nov 14, 2009

Dress Matters

The way in which you dress is going to have a dramatic impact on how you are perceived by locals. Revealing a little skin as possible is the way to go for both sexes. Long, loose, nonreavling clothes should be worn by everyone. One recommended option is the shalwar kameez (traditional clothes) which is really cheap to purchase. Women should always have a scarft nearby in case they enter an unfamiliar area or mosque. Overall, dressing in the right way will lead you down a path that will not end up in aggression or intense situation.

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JohnniOmani
Apr 17, 2006

Dress Code in Pakistan

Bonjour Mes Amis,

Better to wear local clothes during the visit to Pakistan whether you're travelling in south ( Lahore, Multan, Islamabad and Peshawar) or north ( Chitral, Hunza or Skardu).

It consists of Shalwar, Kamees (Loose trouser and long shirt) and Duppata (thin shawl) for ladies.
The best way to see the culture and to enjoy te hospitality of the loclas..
On trekking itineraries one can wear shorts with long sleeves shirts.
Enjoy the hospitality of Great Pakistanis
.

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imranthetrekker
Mar 18, 2006

Salwar Khameez

In the Northern Terretories there is not a strict dresscode for women, but as you get further south, you can feel uncomfortable wearing shortsleeve shirts. I started wearing longsleeved everyday. But that was not the only thing, I also started feeling uncomfortable in my long pants. All the pakistani women wear Salwar Khameez - a tunic worn over loose pyjamas - and I decided to buy one too. It definatly felt better wearing that and covering my head. It just relieves you from the looks of all the men you otherwise get. It also is ofcourse a way to respect their culture.

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aukjejetty
Apr 17, 2003
 
 
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Do in Rome what the Romans do.

Pakistan is a moderate Islamic country. Although veil is not an absolute requirement and the women may even wear jeans and T-shirts in Karachi, Lahore and Rawalpindi-Islamabad, it is much preferable that they should properly cover their bodies by wearing loose clothings. It is proper to cover head with some kind of sash, sleeves should cover the elbows and legs should not be exposed above ankles. Also they should not travel alone, as it is considered immodest. Men should also cover their bodies properly and should only address and talk to men. Also they should never try to photograph local women and even girls. In case of queues, seating and other service matters, women have the first right. At shops during haggling, women may be able to break the ice so let women take the lead here. The picture of our entourage during an off-town adventure shows an acceptable range of attire for women, with some of us wearing black color robes and head scarfs in line with the traditions of conservative NWFP and Balochistan provinces. Also note that men, heavily outnumbred, are present in the entourage.

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Aug 26, 2002

Pakistani men wears hat...

Pakistani men wears hat usualyy which is made of wool. It must be warm even in mountain side. Roll down brim and cover your ears.

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