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"Try and fold its wings" Jaisalmer Things to Do Tip by ghajela

Jaisalmer Things to Do: 229 reviews and 752 photos

Jaislamer is well spread in terms of its tourist attractions. The Khuri & Sam Sand dunes are must watch. At Sam just manage to avoid the initial rush and keep going straight. You can stop after about 1 kms from that place and then you will find few camel owners approaching you. The rate varies from Rs 75 to 150. Do not get fooled by their story of Thar desert, films shooting, deer sitings etc. Depending on time in hand just hire it. Khuri that way is a much quieter and cheaper option. Though the dunes are not that cleaner then in Sam but they are good. Also visit Kuldhara village on the way to Sam. These are the haunted village which people left overnight due to some dispute with the king. Ruins of the village still tell lots of story. Then the Jaisalmer Fort, Jain temples and Havelis are also must watch. If possible hire a authorised guide for around Rs 250 for half day trip. This helps you in getting the insight of this beautiful city. There is also a small lake called Gadisar where you can go for boating. I sighted some good birds such as Kingfisher there. Also worth visiting is Bada Bagh Cenotaphs. Those old stone stucture is very impressive for the carvings.

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  • Updated Jan 7, 2008
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