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How to Spend 2 Days in Jaisalmer

How to Spend 2 Days in Jaisalmer

In the heart of Rajasthan's Thar Desert, the golden city of Jaisalmer is home to elegant old mansions, beautiful desertscapes, and a fairy-tale fort. With two days in town, you'll be able to take in the highlights at a relaxed pace and go on a camel safari in the desert. Follow this itinerary to optimize your time.

Day 1: Jaisalmer Fort and Overnight in the Desert

**Morning:**Dedicate your first morning to exploring the ramparts of the 12th-century Jaisalmer Fort, the city's most important attraction and a popular stop on city tours. Inside, you'll find meandering little alleys dotted with old homes, temples, and even guesthouses, plus the Jaisalmer Fort Palace Museum, full of historic artifacts.

**Afternoon:**After visiting the fort, stop for lunch before joining an overnight excursion out to the Sam Sand Dunes in the Thar Desert. Some tours stop in traditional villages along the way, leaving plenty of time to get to the desert dunes in time for a sunset camel ride.

**Night:**After sunset, you’ll likely have a bit of time to stargaze while your hosts prepare a traditional Rajasthani meal for you. When dinner is ready, sit down and dig in while you watch traditional folk dance performances set to live music. 


Day 2: Desert,Havelis, and Food

**Morning:**On your second morning, wake up bright and early (before temperatures get too high) for breakfast and a second camel ride, included in most overnight safari tours. Then head back to Jaisalmer to freshen up for your afternoon adventures ahead.

**Afternoon:**In the afternoon, head to Patwon Ki Haveli, a 19th-century city mansion turned museum full of beautiful frescos and intricately carved columns and arches. It's one of five havelis (traditional Indian mansions) clustered together near the Gopa Chowk gate of Jaisalmer Fort; all are open for visitors to explore at their leisure, and many city tours stop at the complex.

**Night:**Devote your last evening to local cuisine, either dining at one of the city's many rooftop restaurants or heading out a guided food tour. If you opt for the latter, you'll get the chance to try all sorts of snacky street foods, fromkachoris (lentil-stuffed deep-fried pockets) to delicious local sweets.

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1 Night Camel Safari Tour In Jaisalmer

1 Night Camel Safari Tour In Jaisalmer

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Travel out into the Sam Sand Dunes and the Khuri Desert like a nomad, on a camel, during this overnight camel safari from Jaisalmer. Along the route, you'll listen to commentary from your guide and stop by charming desert villages. Stay overnight in a Swiss tent, waking up under the desert dawn. Meals and entertainment are provided.
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  • 2 days
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$76.93
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Private Full-Day City Tour of Jaisalmer visit Fort, Havelis and Camel Ride

Private Full-Day City Tour of Jaisalmer visit Fort, Havelis and Camel Ride

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Explore the highlights of Jaisalmer on a private full-day tour that concludes with a camel ride in the desert at sunset. Visit the honey-colored Jaisalmer Fort, picturesque havelis like Salim Singh-Ki-Haveli and Patwon-Ki-Haveli, and Gadisar Lake. Top it off with a trip to the desert to experience the sand dunes by camel. Includes a buffet lunch, private guide and vehicle, and hotel pickup and drop-off.
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  • 10 hours
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$52.00
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Private Excursion: Half Day Safari Route Jaisalmer - Camel-safari - Jaisalmer

Private Excursion: Half Day Safari Route Jaisalmer - Camel-safari - Jaisalmer

Explore the “Golden City” of Rajasthan on a private camel safari to Jaisalmer. Visit local Dhani villages and learn about the culture as you make your way over yellow sand dunes to the medieval trading center. For those who choose the evening session, admire the sun set below the dunes while watching a traditional folk dance.
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  • 6 hours
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Private Custom Tour: Jaisalmer Sightseeing with Guide

Private Custom Tour: Jaisalmer Sightseeing with Guide

Jaisalmer is also known as the "Golden city of India". Situated in the heart of the Thar desert, Jaisalmer used to be a medieval trading center. It is a former princely state and is distinguished by its yellow sandstone architecture. It has vast cultural and structural heritage-- passed on from various generations of great rulers. Explore this royal heritage filled with the great palatial abodes of kings, museums and other breathtaking architectural marvels.
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  • 7 hours
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$77.95
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Cultural Show in Great Thar Desert

Cultural Show in Great Thar Desert

Dine under the stars of the Thar Desert while you watch a traditional Rajasthani song and dance performance with this tour out into the desert. You'll head out from Jaisalmer in the afternoon, stopping to explore the ghost town of Kuldhara along the way. You'll then head out to a desert camp where you'll have the option of going on a camel safari before sitting down to a buffet dinner next to a roaring fire while you watch local performances.
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  • 10 hours
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