Jaisalmer once stood at the crossroads of ancient trade routes, and flourished as a prosperous city in medieval times. Vintage charm and ethnic beauty are all that remains of those days, and can still be seen in many tourist spots in and near Jaisalmer. It’s not only royalty of those times that’s on display in Jaisalmer, but there is the untamed wilderness of the Thar Desert, and the rustic charm of its hamlets and its tribal folk. Let’s see which places we can see in Jaisalmer in 3 days.
And today in this post, we want to share a list if sites that one must visit if they are planning to book a Jaisalmer tour package and planned a 3 days trip to the Sun city of Rajasthan India.
Havelis of Jaisalmer
The havelis are vintage beauties, which give a glimpse into the rich mercantile history of Jaisalmer. Patwon ki haveli has amazing architecture and gorgeous paintings on its walls. Its jharokhas, arched gateways, and balconies have intricate carvings. Delicate lattice or jaali designs can be seen on the windows. Salim Singh ki haveli and Nathmal ki haveli are famous for their architectural styles and intricate carvings. Mandir Palace is a heritage structure and royal residence, noted for the artistic style of its lattice screens, and balconies with spectacular stonework.
Lake of Jaisalmer
Evenings is the best time to visit Gadisar Lake. The lake is perfect for boating and soaking in the soft rays of the setting sun. The shrines and temples around the lake are the perfect backdrop to take selfies. You can feed the catfish in the lake or even spot migratory birds flying across the sky.
There is a cultural museum close by, run by Mr. N.K. Sharma. A local of Jaisalmer, Mr. Sharma has a priceless collection of costumes, coins, postcards, and other artifacts. The star attraction is the puppet show performed by Mr. Sharma. It is an entertaining way to keep alive the dying local crafts of Rajasthan.
The sand dunes of Sam and Khuri, near Jaisalmer, have endless stretches of golden sands. Here you can enjoy camel or jeep safaris, and sit lazily on the soft sands, gazing at magical sunrises and sunsets. A Jaisalmer desert safari cost for two comes to Rs 1000 for camel ride and Rs 1500 for jeep dune bashing. You will find many travel firms in Jaisalmer offers these safari tours at Sam and Khuri sand dunes.
Stay overnight in desert camps, and enjoy a cultural show of folk dances and music, performed by gypsies and tribal artists. Afterwards, visit the memorials at Bada Bagh and Vyas Chhatri. These memorials are made of yellow sandstone, and have umbrella-like domes, or chhatris. Close to Amar Sagar Lake, there is a Jain temple with superb stone carvings and elegant architecture.
Spend your last day with a visit to Jaisalmer War Museum. The museum exhibits military vehicles, war trophies, guns and other memorabilia associated with the Indian Army. Its best attraction is the Hunter Aircraft that destroyed many enemy tanks.
You can also tour the famous Tanot Mata temple and Longewala Post. The temple deity, with her miraculous powers, is said to have prevented many bombs from exploding, and saved the lives of many Indian soldiers. The Longewala Post is the place where the actual war took place between Indian and Pakistani soldiers. After this visit, you can shop around the traditional bazaars of Jaisalmer.
And for our friends who are planning a Jaisalmer trip from Ahmedabad, we would suggest to visit Jaisalmer in November & October as these months are best in terms of weather. But be ready to pay extra on hotel booking, camp booking and safari tours.