Sometimes we feel like to travel alone somewhere, Where we can spend a significant chunk of time alone. Solo travel can be the ultimate in self-indulgence; you can rest when you want and pour it on when you’re feeling ambitious. You can do exactly what you want to do—all the time. That's why Solo trips are best in their own ways.
Rajasthan is favourite state of India of many people who just love to travel alone. Today we are talking about Jaisalmer which is known as Golden city. It is situated near the Pakistan border. It’s incredibly dry, hot and isolated. Jaisalmer is adorned with lakes, ornate Jain temples, overlooking the sun-kissed houses and havelis and castles clad in golden yellowish sandstone.
From enjoying Climb ride to camp under the night sky in this golden land is an magical and an unforgettable experience. There are so many great little spots those are worth exploring.
It has everything to offer; a magnificent fort, unique landscape,grand havelis, wildlife, sand dunes, desert safari, some unique sites and numerous stories describing a haunted village, an army’s valour,a goddess miracles, etc. Some of the unique experiences in Jaisalmer are:
Start Your memorable adventure at Jaisalmer Fort
One of the first things to do in Jaisalmer is visiting the Jaisalmer Fort. This is a World Heritage Site. It was constructed by Rajput ruler Raval Jaisal in 1156 AD, hence the name of the fort was also named after him.
This fort is 1500 feet (460 m) long and 750 feet (230 m) wide and stands on at 250 feet (76 m) high mountain. The bastion of the fort is 15 feet long. There are four entrances to the fort from the city, and four cannons are placed on each gate. The main attraction of the fort is the first entrance. On which you can see a spectacular carving sample.There are 99 strongholds all around the fort, out of which 92 strongholds were constructed between 1633 and 1647.
Jaisalmer Fort is free to enter. Therefore there is no closing or opening time, no guards and a relaxed atmosphere inside.
Inside the Jaisalmer Fort is the Jain Temple. Jain temples must also be seen. It captivates with its beautiful architecture and design. This temple has been built with complex carvings and artwork on white and yellow stones. These are a group of Jain temples dating back 12th and 15th centuries. These temples are built in the Dilwara style that is famous all over the world for its architecture. The beautifully carves decorations on the wall will give you divine peace.
The temple complex is open through out the morning till 12noon, for the visitors.
Bada Bagh is an ancient cemetery. The grave of Raja Maharajal Jait Singh is the oldest monument. This place is located 6 kilometers from Jaisalmer city. In addition to the monuments inside the park, tourists can also see the Jaitsar tank, the Jaita dam and a Govardhan pillar. The solid pieces of stones were used in the construction of both Dam and tank.
In the form of a tank of water conservation, built in the 14th century, Garhi Sagar Lake is in Jaisalmer, which today is a popular tourist destination. Temples sit out in the water. During the winter season, seeing the flora and fauna of migratory birds becomes a favorite activity in Jaisalmer. The road which goes towards the lake from Gadseear road ends at the gate of Tilan. On the way, artisans will be seen selling many samples of Rajasthani handicrafts.
Adventures to do in Jaisalmer
Parasailing – Kanoi:- Fly high above the desert and enjoy an exhilarating bird’s eye view. It will relax your mind and soul. This thrilling and brave heart parasailing activity is common in desert area.
Shopping – Jaisalmer Local Bazaar:- If you like shopping, you can buy many things related to folk culture and art of Rajasthan from here. There are many shopping options available here. Handmade products including clothes, bags, jewelry, footwear etc you can buy from here.
Paramotoring – Sam Sand Dunes:- For those looking for adventure activities, paramotorising should definitely be in Jaisalmer in adventure activities. This motor-driven parasailing gives you views of golden sand dunes above the sky.
Quad Biking – Sam Sand Dunes:- If you want to enjoy the most exciting things in Jaisalmer then quad biking is one of them. Explore dunes topography or rides in the quad-bike enclosed circuits.
How to Reach Jaisalmer by Air
There is no direct flight to Jaisalmer as it is not connected directly to any part of India by air. Jodhpur Airport, located approximately 300 km from Jaisalmer, is the nearest airport to the Jodhpur. Tourists can hire cabs from Jodhpur Airport to reach Jaisalmer.
How to Reach Jaisalmer by Train
Jaisalmer is well connected with a wide network of trains that connects most of the Indian cities like Jodhpur, Delhi and Jaipur. The luxury train 'Palace on Wheels' can also be availed to reach Jaisalmer. Some of the popular trains are Jodhpur Jaisalmer Express, Howrah Jaisalmer Express, Delhi Jaisalmer Express and Lalgarh Jaisalmer Special.
How to Reach Jaisalmer by Road
Jaisalmer is well connected with roads. Deluxe and ordinary buses of Rajasthan Roadways as well as many private operates connects Jaisalmer with Jaipur,Jodhpur, Bikaner,Mount Abu, Barmer, Ahemdabad etc.
Where to Stay in Jaisalmer
There are many royal hotels are available in Jaisalmer. Some of them are Jaisalmer Marriott Resort & Spa, Pleasant Haveli Hotel, Helsinki house, Zostel Hostel etc. They have a stunning open terrace rooftop which overlooks for the fort.