Jaisalmer, fondly known as the golden city, must have crossed the mind of everyone who finds delight in witnessing new cultures. The city teems with a rich heritage and deep-rooted traditions. Nothing captures the true image of Jaisalmer so vividly like sweet folk music, golden sand, camel rides and handicrafts. Though Jaisalmer is located in the Thar Desert, life here is not hampered by the regional hot weather conditions. Bursting with colours, the city is a hub of splendid forts, and a plethora of temples, belonging to the Jain belief system. The Jaisalmer full day safari with stay is a perfect way to be a part of this lifetime experience.
Your excursion to the various tourist attractions of the region begins with a visit to Bada Bagh. It is a royal cemetery, where more than a hundred cenotaphs of the majestic kings of Jaisalmer are built. The architectural magnificence, found in this complex of sandstone structures, draws hordes of tourists here. The next destination of this Jaisalmer full day safari is the idyllic Adeshwar Nath Jain Temple. Located on the banks of the scenic Amar Sagar Lake, this religious site is noteworthy due to the intricate carvings found on its time-honoured surface. Also, visit the renowned Jain temple in Lodurva, pay homage here and thereafter proceed towards your next destination.
Up next on the list of attractions to be visited is the famous Kuldhara village. Believed to be haunted and cursed, the village has remained abandoned since the 1800s. You may be spooked a little while exploring this popular tourist hotspot because of its reputation. End the day with a traditional Indian dinner, post enjoying a camel ride around Khuri village.
At around ten in the morning, leave Jaisalmer for an exciting excursion. The first stop on this Jaisalmer full day safari with stay is Bada Bagh. Literally translating into big garden, this attraction is about 5 km from Jaisalmer. Housing a dam, tank and more than a hundred royal cenotaphs within its premises, the complex is immensely popular among travellers visiting the city. Oozing that quintessential Rajasthani charm, Bada Bagh is an architectural paragon.
Following a memorable visit to this incredible regal graveyard, head to the spectacular Jain temple of Lodurva that is dedicated to the 23rd Tirthankara, Lord Parshvanath. Be it the monumental gates, walls or pillars, everything carries intricate carvings. Also during the course of the tour, see the impressive Adeshwar Nath Jain Temple, which is located on the shores of the sparkling Amar Sagar Lake. Marvel at the distinctive carvings adorning the magnificent structure. Later, sit by the enchanting waterbody and enjoy a delicious lunch here. Later, leave this sanctuary of solace to have an eerie experience at the deserted village of Kuldhara.
A local legend, explaining the mystery of Kuldhara, says that the village is haunted. The amount of truth in the story is unknown, but that does not deter brave hearts from flocking this place. Now lying in ruins, the village showcases a thoughtful and meticulous planning, apparent in its symmetrical street layout and elaborate houses.
A trip to Jaisalmer seems almost incomplete without undertaking an enjoyable camel ride. Reach the village of Khuri to indulge in this activity on sand dunes that are symbolic of Rajasthan. Enjoy the ride till the blissful hour of dusk, and later dig into a mouth-watering dinner. After many eventful hours of the Jaisalmer full day safari, relax by a crackling campfire. Spend the night here by sleeping in a safari tent or outside on the sand under a starry sky.
After waking up from the refreshing sleep, enjoy a lip-smacking breakfast. You can opt to go on another camel ride for a little extra cost. Later, head back to Jaisalmer at approximately ten in the morning.
Duration: 01 Night/ 02 Days
Region: Jaisalmer, Rajasthan
Activities: Jeep Safari, Camel Safari
Best Time to go: October to March