Jaisalmer, this name is enough to remind of battle-scarred forts and galvanizing dunes, chivalric charm, romantic honor, and many more. Jaisalmer is termed ‘the Hill Fort to Jaisal’. Experience the diverse culture of Rajasthan and explore its rich heritage by visiting the nine best places from in your Jaisalmer tour Itinerary.
Jaisalmer Tour Itinerary Must Visit Places
1. Gadisar Lake
This lake has a handful of experiences to offer. Raja Rawal Jaisal made this handmade lake to meet the water requirements of the then-Jaisalmer. You can enjoy the scenic and picturesque views of the lake and the adjacent fort especially when the sun strikes its blood-red rays on the top floors of Jaisalmer fort.
The lake is carved with beautiful yellow sandstone. You can find numerous catfish in the lake so do not forget to take biscuits to feed them. You can climb any of the towers to witness a beautiful view of the lake and watch exotic migratory birds flocking in and around the lake. And last but not least, you can take a boat ride in the wintertime with your spouse for a romantic retreat or get an extra dose of fun.
- Founder: Rawal Jaisal
- Built In: 1400 AD
- Location: Near Tilon Ki Pol, Near Jaisalmer Fort, Jaisalmer 345001, India
- Key attractions: Artistically carved entrance gate, boating opportunity
2. Jaisalmer Fort
If you want to see the fusion of Islamic and Rajput architecture, Jaisalmer Fort is your best choice. You get 4 gateways to reach this “Golden” fort. It is one of the most popular landmarks of Jaisalmer city. Raja Jaisal is the founder of this fort. You better not forget to take a camera to capture the majestic view of this fort when its yellow sandstone reflects its golden hue during daylight. As it is a fine epitome of Rajasthani architectural style, it should be on your must-visit list.
- Founder: Rawal Jaisal
- Built In: 1156 AD
- Location: Jaisalmer Fort Road, Near Gopa Chowk, Amar Sagar Pol, Jaisalmer, Rajasthan 345001
- Key attractions: Turrets of the fort, Magnificent look of the fort during the night and daytime
- Opening hours: Early morning till 5 pm
3. Surya Gate
It is one of the four entry gates to the exquisite Jaisalmer fort, made in the 12th century. This beautiful gate was built to monitor and prevent the entry of enemies in ancient times. The Surya gate is itself famous for its stone carvings that adorn its doorway. So keep the camera ready to capture some historical art.
- Founder: Lalitaditya Muktapida
- Built In: In the 8th Century
- Location: Jaisalmer Fort
- Opening hours: 7 AM -6 PM
4. Bada Bagh
Bada bagh, also called Barabagh, is a garden complex, positioned about six kilometers north of Jaisalmer. Maharawal Jait Singh is the founder of this garden. It has been built in 4 different sizes, for the ruling kings, their queens, their princes, and other royal family members. Each cenotaph has a marble slab with a label about the departed royal. You will love to walk in this historic garden. The memorial chhatri souvenir has all been carved out of sandstone.
- Founder: Maharawal Jait Singh
- Built In: Early 16th Century
- Location: Bada Bagh Chhatris Rd, Rajasthan 345001
- Key attractions: Mesmerizing sunset and enchanting sunrise.
- Opening hours: 8 am to 6 pm
5. Heritage Museum – For Rajasthani Artifacts
The Heritage museum, a private museum, offers old-age kitchenware, and a variety of Jaisalmer antiquities, ranging from turbans, musical instruments, and fossilized articles, that carries a great story of the early rural life of this Indian state. LN Khatri is the owner and manager of this museum. He is a renowned student of history and folklorist.
In this museum, you may gain a brief history of birth, marriage, demise, and opium traditions in this state. If you somehow get it closed, you can find Mr. Khatri in the Desert Handicrafts Emporium shop and request him to open it for you.
- Location: Off Court Road, Jaisalmer, Rajasthan
- Key attractions: Antiques
- Opening hours: 9:30 AM – 8 PM
6. Akal Wood Fossil Park
This park is located in Akal village, 18 km from Jaisalmer city. It lies in the fossil belt of Jaisalmer. This park contains fossils of trees like redwood, deodar, Chir, Ptilophyllum, Pterophyllum, Pterophyllum species, gastropod shells, and dicotyledonous of the early Jurassic period. There are a total of 25 fossilized exposed tree trunks that have been protected by iron grill cages. Desert National Park is now in charge of this park. Here you can find, also a museum that contains photos of fossils with a brief description. Visiting this fossil park will give you an unusual life experience.
- Location: Desert National Park, Jaisalmer, Akal, Rajasthan
- Opening hours: 10 AM-6 PM
7. Kuldhara village
If you want a haunting sensation when travelling to Jaisalmer you should include this site in your Jaisalmer tour itinerary. Kuldhara was once home to Paliwal Brahmins and has been an abandoned village for a few centuries now. There is completely no trace of human life. It is one of the most significant tourist attractions and lives up to its haunted reputation. Legend says that the residents of the whole area left the village overnight altogether to save themselves from the hands of the tyrannical minister. If you wish to be surrounded by an air of mystery, visit this place.
- Founder: Paliwal Brahmins
- Built In: In the 13th Century
- Location: Near Sam Sand Dunes and Thar Desert, Jaisalmer 345001, India
- Key attractions: Opportunity to watch centuries-old village life, rustic surroundings
- Opening hours: 8 AM – 6 PM
8. Desert National Park
Desert National Park is a breathtaking representative of the desert ecosystem. This park represents exceptional beauty with an endless expanse of sand, dunes, broken rock formations, and an engaging array of unique flora and fauna. You can witness a remarkably exquisite landscape, diverse flora and fauna representative of the desert ecosystem, low human population, traditional land use, and a compact stretch of 3162 km² of the Thar desert. While booking Jaisalmer tour packages, ask your tour operator about this because If you miss this spot, you will regret it later.
- Founder: Rawal Jaisal
- Built In: 1156 AD
- Location: Nearby Sam Sand Dunes, Jaisalmer 345001, India
- Key attractions: Extinct lakes, migratory birds, tiger spotting, photography, magnificent landscape.
- Opening hours: 10 am to 5 pm
9. Silk Route Art Gallery
Silk Route Art Gallery, this heritage art gallery showcases Rajasthani handicraft items, antiques, clothes, accessories, patchwork, and many more. All products are from the desert, original design, traditional, unique, and handcrafted. It is the best local shop in Jaisalmer fort. You can get a good product at a good price.
You can also buy oil lamps, mud pots, and wall hangings from here at a reasonable price. You can get here good materials and trustworthy items which our local artists made with their excellent skill. So to decorate your room with Rajasthani handicraft items, do not forget to visit here.
- Location: Kalakar Colony, Patwa Haveli Road, Malka Pol, Jaisalmer, Rajasthan 345001
- Key attractions: Artificial jewelry, souvenirs, etc.
- Opening hours: 7 am to 8 pm
The mediaeval trading centre of Jaisalmer has full-fledged into an engaging tourist spot in Rajasthan. The city welcomes tourists from across the world wholeheartedly. If you want to soak into the vibrant culture of Rajasthan, you must book a Jaisalmer tour package.
Below given are some of the best Jaisalmer tour itineraries you can choose.
- Jaisalmer 3 days all inclusive tour package.
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- Jodhpur Jaisalmer 5 Days Tour.
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