The long weekend is here and if you can’t decide where to travel then we’d suggest you to travel to the Golden city of India- Jaisalmer. Named after Maharaja Jaisal Singh, Jaisalmer is one of the most popular historical places in Rajasthan which is widely popular for its Thar desert, rich cultural heritage, and traditions. But apart from this, Jaisalmer also offers thrilling adventure sports, exhilarating safaris and camping underneath the stars in the sand dunes. So here’s everything you need to know if you plan to go to Jaisalmer this weekend.
1) Best time to visit :
Since the summers are extremely hot in Rajasthan it is best to explore Jaisalmer in the months of November to March. The weather during this time of the year is cool and comfortable to enjoy the desert safari.
2) Tourist attractions:
a) Jaisalmer Fort
Jaisalmer fort is one of the most striking landmarks of Jaisalmer and is also known as the Golden Fort or Sonar Quila. You may also enjoy dinner with a view or sunset drinks at the cafés located at the edge of the fort which also promises a beautiful view.
b) Jain Temple
The jain temple is located inside the Jaisalmer fort and the intricacies of the architecture are jaw-dropping.
c) The local delicacies
Enjoy the traditional and authentic Rajasthani food at the local eateries. Your trip is not complete without having a Rajasthani thali which comprises of Bajra ki roti, gate ki sabzi, dal, baati, choorma and a lot more. Pleasant Haveli, a rooftop restaurant and Pakwan restaurant are amongst the best to enjoy the traditional Rajasthani flavors.
3) Adventure activities:
a) Dune bashing in the Thar desert:
Dune bashing in the deserts of Jaisalmer provides an exhilarating experience to the adventure junkies.
You can also enjoy parasailing in Jaisalmer. Parasailing has lately drawn a lot of tourists in Jaisalmer. The activity is conducted under the instructions of qualified instructions so you don’ have to fear about anything. Just give it a go and it’ll be one of the most memorable experiences of your life.
c) Quad biking
Explore the jungle trails of Jaisalmer with the quad biking experience. There are a lot of bike options to choose from. 50 cc bikes are available for kids and adults can go for either 200 cc or 570 cc bikes as per their preference and convenience.
d) Desert Camping
Spend your nights in the Swiss tents and a traditional setup and enjoy a peaceful evening of Jaisalmer amidst the golden sand dunes. Also, enjoy the traditional Rajasthani folk dance, and some lip-smacking Rajasthani dinner under the star-lit sky.
e) Camel Safari
Your trip to Jaisalmer is incomplete without a fun camel safari. It is one of the favorite activities amongst tourist in Jaisalmer. Appreciate the beauty of the Thar Desert and the picturesque scenic views around you while you ride atop the ship of the desert.