Jaisalmer - Longewala: The Queen of Thar
Jaisalmer - Longewala
Jaisalmer is inarguably the best travel destination in Rajasthan. Reckoned to offer tourists an unparalleled exotic experience, it is the gateway to culturally and historically rich Rajasthan. It is here in Jaisalmer that one is able to witness the perfect amalgamation of nature, architecture, hospitality and adventure. A former medieval trading center and a princely state in the western Indian state of Rajasthan, in the heart of the Thar Desert. Known as the "Golden City," it's distinguished by its yellow sandstone architecture. Dominating the skyline is Jaisalmer Fort, a sprawling hilltop citadel buttressed by 99 bastions.
Jaisalmer is definitely a "land of wonders," and there is much to discover in this city's vivacious past, culture, natural beauty, and legacy. Jaisalmer, also referred to as "The Golden City of India," is a vibrant city located in the Thar Desert. This city is filled with marvels and boasts in every nook and cranny. Jaisalmer has experienced it all, from being an active commercial hub to a well-liked tourist destination in Rajasthan! So if a little heat doesn't bother you and architecture fasinates you this will be a fairyland for you travellers.
Meet at Iffco chowk metro station ( Gurgaon ) to board on bus. Overnight journey from Gurgaon to Jaisalmer.
Our expected arrivak time in Jaisalmer (Sam Dunes) is by afternoon. Check in at Camps and take rest and Get ready for Jeep Dune bashing, also witness the beautiful sunset from desert. Reach back to campsite and enjoy the evening snacks with Jaiselmer Folk dance (Kalbeliya Folk Dance of the performers who are clad with the vibrant colorful dresses and traditional silver jewelry is the most prominent dance form of Rajasthan). Have dinner with overnight stay at Luxury Swiss Camps.
Wake up, have breakfast, Go for Camel safari in the morning and see why camels are called the ships of the Desert. Drive to explore Tanot Mata temple(Tanot Mata is an incarnation of divine goddess Hinglaj Mata) post seeking the blessings of Tanot Mata, depart for Longewala(Battle front of INDIA-PAK WAR 1971). Witness the battleground where the Indian army not only valiantly protected its post but also managed to inflict heavy losses on the Pakistani army. By the end of the war, the Pakistanis had lost nearly 200 soldiers, loss of 30+ tanks and 500 additional vehicles. Get chills iup your spine by exploring the abondoned village of Kuldhara (If time permits). Reach back to Jaisalmer and enjoy the evening at camps with musical night and bonfire, have dinner and retire for the night.
Up Uppity Up! Post a hearty breakfast we check out from the Camp. Board our vehicle and depart for an exciting Jaisalmer local sightseeing - Jaisalmer fort , Gadisar Lake and post lunch we depart for Gurgaon. Our expected arrival time is the following day - Morning/Early afternoon.
By train: The nearest railway station is at New Delhi Station. From there you can hire a cab to Iffco chowk metro station. Your trip to Jaisalmer starts from here.
By road: Hire a cab or you can ride any vehicle to Iffco chowk metro station. From here we will pick you up for your entralling journey ahead.
By air: From Indira Gandhi Delhi International airport, hire a cab to reach Iffco chowk metro station. Your trip to Jaisalmer starts from here.
Jaisalmer is famous for its intricate Rajasthani jewellery. The goldsmiths of Jaisalmer are particularly known for their skills in carving out beautiful pieces of silver jewellery.
Jaisalmer Fort is the second oldest fort in Rajasthan, built in 1156 AD by the Rajput Rawal (ruler) Jaisal from whom it derives its name, and stood at the crossroads of important trade routes (including the ancient Silk road).
The best time to visit Jaisalmer is between October and March, when the temperature in this culture-rich place is between 10°c to 27°c. Being a desert city, winter is the best season to visit Jaisalmer as the sun is perfect for all the sightseeing that the place is famous for.
Among the most famous street foods in Jaisalmer, Mutton Saag is best served at the Trio which is famous for its authentic Rajasthani food.
Jaisalmer- It is called the “Golden City” because the yellow golden sand gives a golden shadow to the city and its neighbouring areas. The town also stands on a fold of yellowish sandstone, crowned by a fort, picturing the town “Yellow” or “Golden”. It is a city in the Indian state of Rajasthan.
Wear full sleeved clothes, shirt or tops, to cover your hands and arms and protect them from sunburn. -Nights are relatively much cooler so make sure you carry adequate woolens(including sweater, caps) and jackets.
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Sam Sand Dunes (Desert) is around 45 km away from Town/ Jaisalmer city.
The border is another 10-15 kms from there.
Join this incredible border visit tour in Jaisalmer if you want a taste of patriotism. See the border crossings that separate India and Pakistan at Laungewala and Tanot.
This makes the Thar Desert near Jaisalmer one of the best places for viewing the Milky Way and the many other beautiful constellations visible in the Indian night skies, including Cygnus, Orion, Cancer, Ursa Major, Ursa Minor, Aries, Lyra and Pegasus.
Jaisalmer is one of the safest tourist destination for the women travellers.
Desert safari is a thrilling ride which one must surely experience when in Jaisalmer. It includes an adventure of a full day camel ride crossing sand dunes in the Jaisalmer desert followed by traditional dinner along with cultural performances at the Desert Camps.
February is busy in Jaisalmer, Rajasthan, as the city prepares to welcome tourists from across India and the world for its Jaisalmer Desert Festival, also known as Maru Mahotsav. The sands of the Thar shine with the colours of the festival, and echo with the sounds of its music.
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