The majestic Thar Desert seems to lend its golden hue to the vibrant city of Jaisalmer, thereby imparting The Golden City of India its informal name. Exciting camel rides, swirling sand dunes, food – bursting with spices, and lively folk music is close to an accurate picture of this Rajasthani gem. Going on this Jaisalmer desert safari with camp stay is an ideal way to witness the much talked about charm of the enchanting city. Discover the heritage treasure trove of Jaisalmer by visiting various attractions in and around this popular travel destination. Also, explore the faraway regions of the Thar Desert with a camel safari. Spend a few blissful hours with friends and family after sunset, huddled around a bonfire while relishing lip-smacking snacks. The night will bring the excitement of camping in the desert. Enjoy an overnight stay in a comfortable tent, which comes with essential modern amenities, and indulge in a hearty breakfast the following morning.
Upon reaching the campsite, you will be welcomed in a traditional Rajasthani way. The ceremonial aarti and tikka will make you feel like a royal guest. The refreshing welcome drink and two bottles of mineral water provide refreshment after a tiresome journey. Also included in the package, is comfortable accommodation for a couple, along with two kids. However, the age of the children must be below five years. Spend the day at leisure or head out to explore the various tourist attractions of Jaisalmer.
On this Jaisalmer desert safari with camp stay, you can see the rich heritage of Rajasthan. Jaisalmer Fort is one of the most popular tourist hotspots and also among the oldest fortresses in Rajasthan. Commonly known as Sonar Quila, it is located on Trikuta Hill and is built with sandstones. With its sand-coloured exteriors, the massive fort appears to be an extension of the glistening Thar Desert. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is also home to around 3000 people, who have found a place to reside within its formidable walls.
You can pay a visit to Gadsisar Lake to discover peace and spirituality. Built by Maharaja Rawal Jaisal, it does not only hold aesthetic value, but it also used to be the sole source of water for city dwellers in earlier times. This scenic water body is surrounded by various epitomes of architectural magnificence, presented in the form of impressive temples and shrines. Yet another destination in the region that is well worth a visit is Bada Bagh. This garden complex houses over a hundred royal cenotaphs, built in the memory of the valiant rulers of Jaisalmer. Visit the site during sundown to find these awe-inspiring structures bathed in a vermilion hue.
The most interesting way to explore the remote villages of the That Desert is on the back of a camel. This Jaisalmer desert safari with camp stay also includes a camel safari in the evening. Ride through the vast expanse of the desert, and retain this one-of-a-kind experience in your memory. Following the joyride, enjoy a gathering around a bonfire, accompanied with a cultural programme and vegetarian snacks. The enchanting aura of this evening will make you cherish each moment with your loved ones. Indulge in a delicious buffet dinner at night that comprises both vegetarian as well as non-vegetarian dishes.
Following an eventful day of sightseeing and camel safari, spend a restful night in elegant and comfortable tents. These accommodation units are equipped with traditional wooden furniture and modern amenities. Attached bathrooms are also provided with the tented accommodation so can aptly freshen up. The next morning, dig in the scrumptious breakfast, which is served in a buffet style, and then disperse for your onward venture.
Duration: 01 Night/ 02 Days
Region: Jaisalmer, Rajasthan
Activities: Camel Safari, Camping
Best Time to go: October to March