Very old Fort city which is still being lived in by high percentage of the Jaisalmer population. It's not just a museum fort but very much alive! Lots of little shops selling all the same kind of things from trinkets and gifts to Rajasthani carpets and wall hangings and brass ornaments and many leather goods.
Lots of restaurants and coffee places serving good food and delicious cold coffees. A very friendly place and camel safri just is the 'icing on the cake'.
Lovely golden city with a lovely palace, people were so friendely and meet a guide called Shanti who was a delight and showed me aroung and introduces me to the local people, shopping was great value.
- Take guide for Fort, Palace, Havelis and Gadisar Lake (don't pay more than 500 bucks) - Make a must-visit to "Desert Cultural Center" next to Gadisar Lake and see Puppet Show.
Meet Mr. N.K.Sharma - Make a visit to Kuldhara Village and Lodurva - Please don't make city dirty, you will notice that people throw beer bottles all over the dunes, and that is the only negative thing
This was my 2nd visit to Jaisalmer. As an Indian who has travelled almost every major city in India i must say that Golden city of Jaisalmer stands completely outstanding.
It is so different and still retains its old historic structure in every inch of the city. The place is to clean, beautiful that for a moment one would feel to be in a fairyland.
The fort is amazing and unique site and if you have the time to travel this far it should be included in your Rajasthan itinerary as you won't find another place like it.
You feel like you are stepping back into the Silk Route. So much to see inside the fort - twisting lanes, exotic wares to buy, beautiful havelis to view. Then of course there are the desert camel rides. Enough to keep you entertained for a few days and then you can form your own opinion on this amazing and chaotic place. Even though tourists throng here it is still possible to find that hidden gem and quiet place.
It was particularly interesting and fun talking to the locals, usually merchants, but others too, about their lives in Jaisalmer and lving by the desert.
We particularly enjoyed joining and experiencing a wedding party in the street and seeing Indians having fun and wearing their best wedding clothers and jewellery.
We spent 2 nights, 3 nights would be better for relaxing in the middle of long trip. We did not do camel rides, did not seem that interesting for us.
Mellow city compared to other ones in Rajasthan.
People are very friendly and would not take advantage of you.The forts and palaces are not to be missed and also the sand dunes are worth the visit.
We had stayed at the Suryagarh hotel and had a great time.The staff always has a smile on and would do anything to make your stay as PERFECT.Would definitely recommend this hotel if you are in or around Jaisalmer.But would not recommend the Camps, as they are not worth the money one will spend.It is better to go there for the day and then come back to your hotel for the night.
Jaisalmer en by på ca 60.000 inbyggere. En by som gennem historien været en knudepunkt for handel. Før i tiden var det silkevejen og nu turister.
Måske er lidt for mange turister og kamel safaris men føruden det så er byen en hyggelig by uden for meget trafik og støj.
Jaisalmer is an amazing town in the desert. It's the prefect place to to relax. Fort is beautiful. Don't miss a camel safari to the desert.
I did the overnight non-touristic one with Mystic Jaisalmer which was really great!
A beautiful city with stunning architecture. You MUST do a camel safari! It's a whole day and evening event with a show at the end.
I won't spoil the surprise but it was the highlight of my trip.
Jaisalmer is an excellent city. Tourist wanting to experience the history and culture of Rajasthan and India should visit the city.
It is also a good location for shopping. The Sam desert located about 45 kms from Jaisalmer is also an excellent place for camping. The camel ride in the desert is something one should not miss and also stay in the tents along with the cultural show in the evening alongside a camp fire was brilliant. Definitely recommended for tourists.
Very nice place to visit. the area is full of history and some of the places are so maintained that the History becomes Live.
most impressive city in india,especially those city view guest house in the fort.price are reasonable but superb good view.
though the camel safari trip was not as impressive and promoted and expensive RS2000/pax but still worth a try(so try not to take any trip cost more than RS1000 or RS1250/pax),non touristic area are no good,small sand dune near to the main road.we love the restaurant opposite the left side of fort main entrance, a double storey restaurant.food was delicious and the signature lassi was superb!food are so good that we packed them to eat on train.there are not much attraction in the city but city cleanliness was better.Hence,its a good city for relax and stay longer no matter you join their camel safari trip or not. overally, we really love jaisalmer and will definitely come back again!
Jaisalmer has a touch of real orient and 1001 nights that we did not find in other places in India. It is really exotic.
Most women wear saris (expected) but many of the men also wear traditional clothing (this is not the case in Delhi or Mumbai). The people are very friendly and curious about tourists and the city is small enough that you should not get too lost (...). The salesmen were not as aggressive as in other cities and the prices were really lower than in the rest of India. In this aspect, I did a lot of my shopping there. Of our three week seven city tour of India, Jaisalmer stays in our mind as the most romantic, exotic and friendly city in India.
Very Old city, with Golden coloured Stone architecture. developing infras now. can visit as part of Rajasthan trip
Stay in the fort - and stay at least a week, and go on a desert safari. And you may never want to leave, like me.
The golden city is amazing and one of last town with a magical feeling and of old ancient arabic-Indian feeling.
A place where you might like to visit again. The fort and the desert experience are worth at least one visit.
A very pleasant city with historical importance.Good desert safari and sand dunes to see around the place.
Fort is a good visit and one can look forward to buy semi precious stones at this place.Good place for night stay during winters which extends from November to February.
Nothing much to see in Jaisalmer. Main attraction is sun dunes which is around 60,70 kms outside jaisalmer
Jaisalmer is famous for the fort. There are too many articles on it so I shall not write anything about.
There are hotel rooms in the fort. It is better to book into 1 hotel for 1-2 nights and explore the other hotels for a good deal. Recommend 3 nights stay for a relaxing trip. There are also good massage services in the fort, great after a long safari trip on camels. Baiju Ayurvedic Beauty Parlour is one such massage parlor. There is an Italian restaurant "Jaisal Italy" at the entrance to the fort. It has a nice view of the fort and a good menu. As recommended by the restaurant, stop at their "Special Lassi" shop just outside the fort and try the different types of lassi and special lassi ;).
Jaisalmer is perfect for experiencing Rajasthan. The Fort is amazing and the shopping is fun and exotic.
City of forts and food. Friendly people, guides speak English comfortably, and also click good photo.
Must visits are Fort and Sand Dunes which can be finished in 2 days or even in one day but that it will be tiring. Food be liked by also as they have both local and international menus.