Places to visit in jaisalmer

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Jaisalmer, popularly known as the Golden City is undoubtedly one of the best places to set foot in Rajasthan.

If you are someone who is trying to find out the places to visit in Jaisalmer, worry not.  This post will help you exactly find that.

Jaisalmer is probably the most unique place in Rajasthan that runs on its own pace, with its own standards. The Golden haze around this city makes it a perfect go-to place to be explored and enjoyed at the same time.

Well if you are reading this article, you have already made a decision to visit Jaisalmer. So, let me come to the point straight.

Best Places To Visit In Jaisalmer – Make A Note Of It

1. Jaisalmer Fort – Walk Inside the Living Fort

Jaisalmer Fort - Places to visit in Jaisalmer
Jaisalmer Fort

Obviously, the first place to visit in Jaisalmer is the Jaisalmer Fort, also known as Sonar Quila.


Sonar Quila means Golden Fort because the fort is made up of yellow sand and when the sunrays fall upon the fort, it glitters golden color that is the reason behind its name.

Once you enter the fort, you will be awestruck, watching people reading newspapers, washing their clothes, doing their daily chores. It feels like you are playing a role in a movie and no one bothers about your presence around them and the fact that they are living in a fort.
The thought of living inside a fort was a mind-boggling one for me. What about you???

Apart from that, while roaming inside the fort precinct you will come across many temples, shops that have cool leather bags and local artists playing different musical instruments that will be a treat to your ears.

It will take you at least 2-3 hours to explore the fort.

2. Gadisar Lake:

Best place to visit in Jaisalmer
Gadisar Lake

Ohh! What do I say about this?

I guess this place is one of the most Instagrammed places of Jaisalmer and every picture that you see will make you jump out of bed and book tickets to Jaisalmer.

It is a must visit place in Jaisalmer, you can enjoy boating here and click a hell lot of photos.

The best time to be here is during sunset when the orangish sunrays fall on the lake and structure made of yellow sandstone inside the lake scatters there beauty all around.

It is certainly a heartwarming view to be missed out of when in Jaisalmer.

3. Patwaon Ki Haveli:

Patwaon ki Haveli - Jaisalmer tourism
Patwaon Ki Haveli

Patwaon ki Haveli is an architectural gem right in the narrow lane of the golden city that attracts a lot of crowds which can be seen admiring the masterpiece.

It is the first ever Haveli made in Jaisalmer, which in actual is a cluster of 5 small haveli’s that took almost 50 years to complete.  Crazy!!! Right…

If you are a history buff or photography freak, this place holds a lot of things for you.

It is one of the top places to visit in Jaisalmer and surely you will love the narrow lanes of the city where it is located.

4. Khuri Village

Khuri village in Jaisalmer
Sand Dunes in Khuri Village

Want to experience the village lifestyle of Rajasthan?

Khuri Village provides you with the opportunity to live inside the lifeless yet beautiful Thar Desert.

To listen to the song of winds, sit on the back of a camel while it takes you inside the desert, run on the heaps of sand and eat delicious Daal Baati while watching Kalbeliya Dance.

And, to experience a night full of stars.

If all the above things make your heart pump a bit faster and blood to reach to its extreme, Khuri Village is a must visit place for you in Jaisalmer.

5. Salim Singh Ki Haveli

Yet another piece of art that is standing tall in the old city of Jaisalmer is Salim Singh Ki Haveli.

The exquisite ceiling work at Salim Singh Haveli will surely leave you awestruck.

The rooftop is given a structure similar to Peacock that is surely something hard to find anywhere in the world.

6. Sam Sand Dunes

Jaisalmer - Best place to visit in rajasthan in winters

Yet, another place that provides the same facilities as Khuri Village, but Sam Sand Dunes have been there for a long time and remains quite crowdy. You must have heard about them.

If you are someone who loves to meet new people from around the world and share stories with each other Sam Sand Dunes can be a perfect place for you to visit in Jaisalmer.

Make sure to book your camp in Advance, because they get sold out real soon during peak time.

7. Kuldhara

Most haunted place in Jaisalmer
Ruins of Kuldhara

Kuldhara is said to be one of the most haunted places of Rajasthan. It is a small village around 30 Kms from Jaisalmer and a must visit.

A place that was abandoned by thousands of people within a single night leaving only the ruins of houses behind and was cursed that noone will ever be able to live in and around that area which has happened to be so true.

Whether it is haunted or not, but watching the ruins here is surely going to give you the idea of the horrifying event that might have taken place here.

Try to start a conversation with local shepherds and they might come up with an interesting story.

8. Tanot Mata Temple

Located around 150 Km from the main city of Jaisalmer, this temple will take you face to face with the divine force.

Do you believe in God?

During Ind – Pak war, enemies were shelling 100 ’s of bombs aiming Tanot village but to the surprise, none of them exploded, those live bombs are still kept here to remind people that there is someone protecting them from above the sky.

If your answer was no to the above question, you should surely visit this place in Jaisalmer.

Tanot  Mata Temple is very close to the Longewala Border, so make sure to do all the documentation work before going here.

9. Thar Museum

This is one of the most unique places to visit in Jaisalmer.

Wondering why?

Let me tell you the interesting story behind it, this mueseum is actually runned by a single man, Laxmi Narayan Khatri, who followed his passion of preserving ancient folk arts of Desert since his teen age.

With the help of which he then was able to open a small mueseum showcasing his preserved historical artifacts to people coming to Jaisalmer.

It is a very small and compact place but you will truly love the vibe here.

10.  Bada Bagh

Bada Bagh lies almost 6-7 Kms from Jaisalmer city, which you can reach either by a Cab or hire a Motorbike, is one of the calmest places to visit in Jaisalmer

As the famous saying goes by “Your First Impression is your last impression”, you are going to feel this here. From the entrance gate whilst walking towards it, you will see the Golden Cenotaphs rising from the Golden sand soon finding a place in your heart.

If you want to experience it at its best, make sure to visit this peacefull place during sunrise or sunset.

The Golden architecture is surely going to leave you spellbound.


Best Time To Visit Jaisalmer:
Jaisalmer is one of the hottest cities of Rajasthan, so Oct-March is the best time to Visit Jaisalmer

So yes, this was it from the places to visit in Jaisalmer, hope this article helped in finding you the best places to visit in Jaisalmer.
If it did make sure to share this article with your loved ones.

And also let me know if there is any other place in Rajasthan that you would like to know about???

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  1. Jaisalmer is one of the most attractive tourist places of Rajasthan. Thar museum, Bada Bagh, Jaisalmer Fort etc are the must visit places, you can not ignore to visit these places when you are on trip to Jaisalmer. I must say you have included such an amazing places of Jaisalmer to visit. Thank you for this informative article.

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