JAISALMER DAY TOUR
"In the great books of India, an empire spoke to us, nothing small or unworthy, but large, serene, consistent, the voice of an old intelligence, which in another age and climate had pondered and thus disposed of the questions that exercise us." Ralph Waldo emerson
Your private tour begins at your Jaisalmer hotel at 8:30 am.
Jaisalmer is a former medieval trading center and a princely state in the western Indian state of Rajasthan, in the heart of the Thar Desert. Known as the "Golden City," it's distinguished by its yellow sandstone architecture. Dominating the skyline is Jaisalmer Fort, a sprawling hilltop citadel buttressed by 99 bastions. Behind its massive walls stand the ornate Maharaja's Palace and intricately carved Jain temples.
Following a hotel pick-up from your Jaisalmer City area hotel at 8 am, your first stop will be Gadi Sagar Lake, an artificial waterbody built by Raja Rawal Jaisal, the first ruler of Jaisalmer. In the later years Maharaja Garisisar Singh rebuilt and revamped the lake.
Also explore Jaisalmer Fort. Jaisalmer Fort locally known as Sonar Quila is one of the largest forts in the world located in Jaisalmer city in Rajasthan, India.The fort is standing proudly in the middle of the unending golden sands of that Desert, Jaisalmer Fort is one of the most prominent tourist attractions of Jaisalmer.
Next, head to the Jain temples. Situated in Jaisalmer Fort, the Jain temples are a must visit. You will find these temples to be very old and high, with great archeological value attached to them. You can find animal & human figures, carved in famous Dilwara style.
After an authentic Indian lunch at a local restaurant, continue to Nathmal Ji Ki Haveli, the previous residence of the Prime Minister of Jaisalmer, Diwan Mohata Nathmal. The most interesting fact about it is that all its artifacts are done by a jeweler and not a stone carver. Later you will visit Patwon-Ki-Haveli. Patwon Ki Haveli stands among the most beautiful architectural marvels in the city of Jaisalmer.
The haveli consists of a complex of five different buildings and is also known as the "mansion of brocade merchants", for the fact that the haveli was built by a wealthy jewellery and brocade merchant. After enjoying the amazing Salim Singh-ki Haveli, you'll arrive back at approximately 5pm to your hotel in Jaisalmer where the tour will end.
A warm welcome to you!
It will be my pleasure to explore Jaisalmer with you - the city where I was born and raised.
For 20 years I have shown guests from all over the world my magical city and the desert.
Come with me and be part of this adventure!
Want to have the ultimate desert adventure?
Let us customize a half day or
overnight tour with your Jaisalmer visit.
Half-day tours are available to travel to the deep desert with our local guides by jeep or camel.
Overnight tours see you sleeping under the stars in an authentic desert camp or stay in luxury on a bed in a Swiss tent with all amenities.
We'll see the haunted and abandoned village of Kuldhara, go dune bashing by jeep or take a slow trek on camel back.
Visit historic Khaba Fort after lunch at the modern Surygarh palace or dine on Rajasthani cusine by firelight on the overnight excursion.
This tour can be designed to suit your travel style - contact us for a custom made experience.