Jaisalmer, India’s ‘Golden City,’ is located in the midst of the Thar desert in Rajasthan and built on a yellow sandstone foundation. The gleaming golden stone monuments are a sight to behold in the sunlight. Jaisalmer has many attractions, including yellowed forts, golden palaces, and even deserted towns! Jaisalmer is a once-in-a-lifetime experience due to its unique beauty, shown in the contrasting colours of gold against brilliant tints of blue and green.
The town of Jaisalmer was founded by the Bahti Rajputs and features remarkable architecture, beautifully carved statues, and strategically built forts. The following is a list of places to visit in Jaisalmer, which includes the region’s most popular tourist attractions.
Camping in a Jaisalmer Desert camp
Jaisalmer Desert Camps are the best way to experience the magnificence of the desert under star-studded skies at night. Spend a night among the rolling sand dunes like the Maharajas of old, away from the city’s noise, surrounded by the magical beauty of the desert. Our Jaisalmer desert camp will give you an enthralling and luxury camping experience in the Desert.
Activities to do in and around the Desert camp
Camel Safari: The camel safari in Jaisalmer, which includes all of the key desert sights, is the most popular excursion when planning a desert safari in the ‘golden city’s dunes. Take a bumpy journey across the Thar on the back of a camel while holding on to its hump.
The ride takes you to the most distant parts of the desert, where you’ll see the best of the desert’s vegetation and fauna. You’ll also come across several settlements where the area’s indigenous people dwell. Explore the vast treasures of the desert while taking in the breathtaking sunset, ensuring that a camel safari is the best desert safari in Jaisalmer.
Desert camp dinner: The Thar Dinner honours the culinary traditions of travellers who crossed the Thar on their way to Jaisalmer. The Thar Dinner, a festive feast offered to you in a community setting, marks the finish of this voyage. Rajasthani cuisine has origins from the Thar itself, along with influences from the Mughals, Pashtun Muslims, and even the British. Some of the famous dishes are Laal Maas, Dal Baati Churma, Pyaz Kachori, etc. This is a very pleasant and enjoyable dining experience, with starry skies, tasselled canopies, and mattress-style seats.
Puppet dance show in Rajasthan: The most popular kind of Indian puppetry is Kathputli. This string puppet theatre is an indigenous art form of Rajasthan, India. It is controlled by a single thread that runs from the puppet’s top to the puppeteers’ feet. Kath denotes wood, and Putli denotes a doll. Kathputli is the name for a wooden puppet. It is presently made of wood, cotton cloth, and metal wire, with certain modifications. This art is available to explore at Manvar’s desert camp in Jaisalmer. You can get to enjoy this puppetry show at our Jaisalmer Desert camp.
Flora and Fauna of Thar Desert: The Thar desert features parts of Northwestern thorn scrub woods, annual rainfall of approximately 400 mm, and temperatures that can reach 45 degrees in the summer and be bone-chillingly cold in the winter. Monsoon rains and dust storms are common in the desert. Despite these harsh climatic circumstances, the Thar desert is home to a diverse range of animals and plants, including most of the region’s endangered species. Some species of Flora and Fauna found here are the Great Indian Bustard, Indian Gazelle, Indian Wild Ass, Desert Cats, Sandgrouse, Khejri, Rohida, Senegalia Senegal, etc.