The mirage-like golden city of Jaisalmer, in Rajasthan's Thar desert, conjures up images of an Arabian Nights fable. A former medieval trading center, the most notable characteristic of the town is the abundance of structures built using distinctive yellow sandstone—making any location a picture perfect spot.
SHORT BREAK TRIP – EXPLORE GOLDEN CITY – JAISALMER 3N/4D – Ex Jaisalmer
DAY 01: Jaisalmer Arrival + Evening Puppet Show.
Today upon arrival in Jaisalmer – we will transfer to the hotel. Afternoon will be at Leisure. Jaisalmer - No place better evokes exotic camel-train trade routes and desert mystery. Ninety-nine bastions encircle the fort’s still - inhabited twisting lanes. Inside are shops swaddled in bright embroideries, a royal palace and numerous businesses looking for your tourist rupee. Despite the commercialism, it’s hard not to be enchanted by this desert citadel. Beneath the ramparts, particularly to the north, the narrow streets of the old city conceal magnificent havelis, all carved from the same golden-honey sandstone as the fort – hence Jaisalmer’s designation as the Golden City.A city that has come back almost from the dead in the past half-century, Jaisalmer may be remote, but it’s certainly not forgotten – indeed it’s one of Rajasthan’s biggest tourist destinations. Evening we will enjoy a puppet show at a local theatre. Return to the hotel . Overnight at Hotel .
DAY 02: Jaisalmer City Tour.
After breakfast, start exploring Jaisalmer. Proceed to visit Jaisalmer Fort known as sonar quila- rising from the sand, the mega structure that merges with the golden hues of the desert ambience and the setting suns in its most colorful shades gives it a wonderful look. It’s simply a magic, the bastions envelops a whole townships that consist of palace complex, PatwonJi Ki Haveli This is one of the largest and most elaborate Haveli in Jaisalmer and stands in a narrow lane. It is five storey high and is extensively carved. There are remnants of paintings on some of the inside walls as well as some mirror work. The most elaborate and magnificent of all the Jaisalmerhavelis, it has exquisitely carved pillars and exquisitely carved pillars and extensive corridors and chambers. Evening we will visit the Gadisar Lake and the markets of Jaisalmer to pick up some souvenirs for folks back home. Overnight at Jaisalmer.
DAY 03: Jaisalmer – Tanot Mata Excursion – Sand Dunes Visit
Today morning after an early breakfast, we travel to Tanot Mata temple , Legend goes that in 1965, during the war, Pakistani army captured Kishangarh and Sadewala and attacked Tanot from three sides. Tanot was a strategic point to move towards Jaisalmer. They fired at least three thousands bomb shells, at least 450 shells were fired on the temple. All of 450 shells neither hit their targets nor exploded. In the middle of that war zone, the temple stood tall without any damage. Assuming that Mata Tanot is with them, Indian soldiers fought bravely and forced the enemies to flee from their territory. Towards evening wewil visit the Sam Sand Dunes to experience the Camel rides and Jeep Safaris ( own Cost ) . Evening return to Jaisalmer. Overnight at Hotel.
DAY 04: Jaisalmer Departure.
Today morning after breakfast, we will transfer to the Airport / Station in time for onward connection. Tour Ends.