Arrival in Jodhpur, drive through the desert and proceed for Jaisalmer. The golden city of Jaisalmer is known for its carved havelis, the magnificent fort and golden sand dunes.
In Evening, visit the local shopping markets in Jaisalmer.
Your whole day tour includes a visit to Jaisalmer Fort, Patwon ki Haveli, Gadsisar Sagar Lake, Tazia Tower in the day time. In Evening, enjoy a camel ride in Sum/ Khuri along with a traditional Rajasthani dinner. You will get a chance to see the local dancers performing on golden sand dunes of Jaisalmer.
Overnight stay will be at the hotel.
Arrival in Jodhpur city by the afternoon. The Blue city as it is popularly known is built around the magnificent Mehrangarh fort which was built in 17th century. Rest of the day is spent exploring the golden fort in Jodhpur.
Visit all local tourist attractions in and Jodhpur. The day includes a visit to local sightseeing of the old city and shopping areas in Jodhpur. You can shop for handicrafts, textiles and go for lip smacking Rajasthani cuisines.
It haunts you for weeks after you return, this desert city of golden stands and strange spirits. It pulls at your heart-strings, beckons you, seduces you, making you want to go back again and again-this is Jaisalmer, often referred to as the desert jewel in Rajasthan's crown.
The capital of the eponymous Rajput state, in pre-independence India, for eight hundred years it remained a significant trading post for caravans and merchants that passed through the desert laden with silk and spices on their way from Africa and central Asia and is now forty miles away from Pakistan.
Jaisalmer still retains its exotic exclusivity, even though getting there is easier than in earlier days. Considering the state of most Indian roads, travelling from Jodhpur to Jaisalmer comes as a pleasant surprise. This is a well-maintained scarcely trafficked road across which bounds much of the wild life of North India-cinkara, deer, peacocks, wild sheep and nilgai, Scarcely has one recovered from surprise encounters with these gentle creatures when the sand begins to turn golden and suddenly out of nowhere arises a magnificent stone structure glimmering in the afternoon sun-the Jaisalmer fort.
Perched on a solitary hill, the fort with all its elements in the same shade if yellow stone rises in stark relief against the clear blue sky. Spellbound by the sheer aesthetics of the contrasting blue sky, and yellow stone, you enter the city. Magnificent carved havelis interspersed with massive hoardings spoil the picture perfect scene just a little. But it is fairly easy to forget the stamp of tourism, for at every turn on the street are glimpses of an older, fiercer way of life, a life made harder and more vital by its remote and austere setting.
At dusk, Jaisalmer transforms itself and become magic. The chatter of hawkers comes abruptly to an end, people start talking in whispers, long mysterious shadows fall on stone walls. The night becomes mystical, making you believe that there must be spirits and sprites following ancient rites and indulging in the occult somewhere.
A poet someday will capture Jaisalmer, the serenity of the sands, the magnificence of the architecture, the sheer unspoilt beauty of Jaisalmer into immortal verse. Till them Jaisalmer remains a mystery in stone and stand that is teased by the spirits of the past.
Jaisalmer Tours also can include excursions around Jasisalmer city, such as a visit to the Sam dunes or the Oasis which are located in the middle of the desert and the visits to the small villages near the border areas. Swan Tours can customize Jaisalmer tour Packages that include transport, Hotel Booking, Experiences at the most competitive prices.
The former capital of Marwar State, Jodhpur was founded in 1459 AD by Rao Jodha who claimed to be a descendant of lord Rama. The massive fort – Mehrangarh – came first and around if grew the city of Jodhpur protected by a high stone wall with seven gates and countless bastions. A flourishing trading centre of the 16th century, the fortress city of Jodhpur is now the second largest city of Rajasthan. Jodhpur is still one of the leading centres for cattle, and boasts of fine reminders of history – palaces, forts. Temples, and historical monuments.
MEHRANGARH FORT: spreading over 5 km on a perpendicular hill and looking down from a height of about 125 meters, the fort appears rugged from outside but houses some of the most intricately adorned places with exquisitely carved panels and latticed windows. Moti Mahal, Phool Mahal, Sheesh Mahal, Sileh kahan and Daulat khana should be visited to view the collection of palanquins howdahs, royal cradles, miniatures, musical instrument, costumes and furnitures.
JASWANT THANDA: A collection of royal cenotaphs, built in marble, lies very close to the fort, built in 1899, the cenotaph also houses portraits of the ruler of Jodhpur. It has extremely rare 15cm thick milk white marble slab.
UMAID BHAWAN PLACE: Built in the 20th century, it was meant to be a relief project which gave employment to citizens for 16 years. The palace is presently run as a hotel while a part of it is still retained by the royal family.
GIRDIKOT AND SARDAR MARKET: In the heart of the city are colorful markets throbbing with activity, tiny shops dotting the narrow lanes.
MANDORE: The ancient capital of Marwar, has 16 gigantic figures carved out of a single rock depicting popular Hindu and folk deities stand there in bright colours, surrounded by gardens.
KAILANA LAKE: 11 km away, it is popular as a picnic spot.
BALSAMAND: (5 km) An artificial but the oldest lake in Asia it was constructed in 1159 AD. This pretty lake has a summer palace on its banks.
OSIAN: (58 km) Here lies the ruins of an ancient city which was the cradle of Rajasthani temple art and which was destroyed by the Muslim invaders and iconoclasts. There are now only 16 Hindu and Jain temples dating from 8th to 11th centuries.
SARDAR SAMAND LAKE AND PALACE: (55 km) A shimmering lake and place with interesting villages and lively people.
NAGAUR: (135 km) There is an imposing fort with beautiful murals in Nagaur style. The cattle fair here attracts many buyers.
ROHIT FORT: (60 km) The Fort has now been converted into a heritage hotel.
SAILA: (74 km) The shiva temple here has a unique Sabha Mandap with beautifully carved pillars.
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Rajasthan Itinerary for 5 days - jodhpur jaisalmer tour package combines the stay in the Blue City and the Golden city . jodhpur jaisalmer holiday packages include a unique experience of visiting the Sand dunes , the desert trails of That desert and the luxurious forts , palaces and havelis of the area .This jodhpur jaisalmer tour package is the most sort after Rajasthan itinerary for the travellers.