Things to do in Jaisalmer

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Jaisalmer Fort which includes a city

Jaisalmer Attractions

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Places of interest in Jaisalmer

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Jaisalmer attractions

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Top places to visit

1. Jaisalmer Fort

The majestic sandstone Jaisalmer Fort dominates the skyline of the ancient city of Jaisalmer. It’s a place to see grand palaces and elaborate temples, peek inside humble homes, shop for textiles and dine on tasty Rajasthani food. Built by the Bhatti Rajput ruler Rawal Jaisal, Jaisalmer Fort dates back to the 12th century. Today, this village within a city is home to thousands of residents and presents a fascinating insight into Rajasthan’s lively Marwari culture.
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Admire imposing bastions, lavish havelis and colorful temples, shop for handicrafts and sample delicious Rajasthani cuisine at this magnificent sandstone citadel.

2. Khuri Sand Dunes

Discover the tranquility, isolation and rural life of a sprawling desert at Khuri Sand Dunes. Admire a never-ending landscape of rolling dunes spectacularly lit up by a combination of sunlight, moonlight and brightly shining stars. Join camel safaris, visit desert communities, watch cultural dance shows and sample Rajasthani cuisine.
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Watch spectacular sunsets, enjoy Rajasthani dance performances and ride a camel across sprawling sand dunes to experience the solitude of the Thar Desert.

3. Desert National Park

Experience the natural beauty, solitude and tranquility of desert life in Desert National Park. Gaze in awe at ever-changing landscapes, sleep beneath the stars, visit isolated villages and watch Rajasthani cultural performances. Enjoy laid-back camel rides and adventurous dune-bashing tours. Desert National Park is part of the Thar Desert, a huge desert shared between India and Pakistan.
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Join camel and four-wheel drive safaris to discover the spectacular landscapes, varied wildlife, rural settlements and Rajasthani culture of the magnificent Thar Desert.

4. Khaba Fort

Khaba Fort is a ruined citadel set amid a barren desert village. It’s an architecturally impressive landmark full of eeriness, history and mysticism. Wander the dusty streets lined with crumbling houses and almost devoid of human activity. Khaba Fort dates back to the 13th century and was once an important part of Kuldhara, a village inhabited by Paliwal Brahmins. Sometime during the 1800s the residents fled the village and left behind a ghost town.
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Experience a sense of mystery as you explore this abandoned village. Peek inside ruined homes, spot ancient artifacts and enjoy sweeping desert views.

5. Jain Temples

Learn about the local history of Amar Sagar Pol with a stop at Jain Temples. Discover the desert landscape in this relaxing area or seek out the safari tours.
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Learn about the local history of Amar Sagar Pol with a stop at Jain Temples. Discover the desert landscape in this relaxing area or seek out the safari tours.

6. Bada Bagh

Find out about the history of Jaisalmer when you spend time at Bada Bagh. Discover the area's desert landscape and seek out the safari tours.
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Find out about the history of Jaisalmer when you spend time at Bada Bagh. Discover the area's desert landscape and seek out the safari tours.

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