Jaisalmer tour not only highlights rich existence of historical monuments but also offers a peep into desert living and lifestyle. Jaisalmer is very popular for the aesthetics of its palaces and havelis. The wealthy merchants of Jaisalmer, once on lucrative commercial ‘carvan’ route, built sandstone mansions and castles characterized by the facades with intricate sculptures, window curtains, delicate pavilions and beautiful balconies. Jaisalmer exerts an immense charm but with the celebration of the annual festival of the desert. To foreign tourists visiting India, Jaisalmer turns out to be Rajasthan's most exotic and unusual town. Various kinds of competitions like camel races, colourful turban tying competition, camel décor competition, tug-of-war, the most impressive moustache competition; make the
Desert Festival in Jaisalmer most exotic, different and enchanting. Jaisalmer is famous for embroidery, Rajasthani mirrors work, rugs, blankets, work stones and dyeing antiquities.
Opt from various Jaisalmer tours containing exploration Golden Fort, Jain Temples, sand dunes, camel safari in desert and night camp on sand dunes. The Jaisalmer Fort is called by the locals as 'Sonar Qila'- the Golden Fort. It is built at the top of Trikuta hills and can be seen from a distance of about fifteen kilometer. The second oldest fort of Rajasthan and equipped with 99 bastions, the Jaisalmer Fort is a living town in itself as one fourth of old city's population inhabits the Sonar Qila. To impart insight into the architecture and history of Sonar Qila and Jaisalmer, Rajasthan Tourism Development Corporation (RTDC) organizes a cultural program at the local Poonam Stadium, just below the fort. Laxminath Temple, a prime tourist attraction, is built in the very centre of the Jaisalmer Fort. Though the temple is not ornately carved but its dome is marked by fine paintings. Another fascinating aspect of Jaisalmer reflects in Jain temples. Hindu people and kings have been completely secular and extremely tolerant to different faiths, sects and religions. The seven Jain temples- Chandraprabhu, Parashvanath, Shitalnath, Sambhavnath, Shantinath, Kunthunath and Rikhabdev Temple in the Jaisalmer Fort complex are testimony to religious tolerance of devout Hindu Maharawals of Jaisalmer. These ornately carved Jain temples, built during 12th & 15th centuries, are interconnected by a series of corridors and walkways. Don’t miss to visit Gyan Bhandar while on Jaisalmer tour. Within Jaisalmer Fort, a huge library founded in 1500 AD, known as Gyan Bhandar, is a rich repository of highly valuable collection of ancient manuscripts and astrological charts.
Jaisalmer holiday packages are incomplete unless the grand mansions of the merchants, called havelis, are not visited. Havelis of Jaisalmer are one of the prime tourist attractions of Jaisalmer. Built out of golden yellow sand stone, these havelis are elaborately and ornately carved mansions of the then rich merchants of Jaisalmer. Prominent among those havelis are
Patwaon Ki Haveli,
Salim Singh Ki Haveli and
Nathmal Ki Haveli.
For large number of tourists, Jaisalmer tour packages are synonymous with sunset camel ride on the Sam sand dunes. Most of the desert camel safaris in Rajasthan originate from Jaisalmer. Camel safari to golden sand dunes of Sam is a thrilling and very exciting experience. The ripples of the dunes caused by whirlwind present a fascinating mirage. The Sam sand dune excursion becomes all the more memorable at the time of sunset. Night stay in a desert camp in Jaisalmer is highly popular among the visitors.
Get pampered on luxury Jaisalmer tour, customized to your unique requirements and interests. It offers adventure, heritage walk, reveling in cultural distinctiveness and activities to experience exotic aspects of the Golden City of Rajasthan. Jaisalmer boasts of modern amenities including luxury hotels. It is well connected from all major cities of India by air, road & train. Jaisalmer tour itineraries have been designed keeping in mind the comfort, convenience and budget of the tourists. Jaisalmer tour packages by Optima Travels are easy on pocket, rich in experiential journey and perfectly customizable. Best time for vacation in Jaisalmer is from October to March.