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Jaisalmer



 

What :

Jaisalmer is located in Western India in the state of Rajasthan near the Pakistani border. Constructed from bright, yellow sandstone Jaisalmer is often referred to as The Golden City of India.

A former military outpost dating back to the 12th century, Jaisalmer today is a living fort town where many families still reside and work in Havelis (sandstone homes) crafted by their ancestors centuries ago.

One of the great tourists destinations of India, the Golden City is particularly splendid to view at dawn and dusk when the sun’s rays refract on the sandstone giving the city the rich color it takes its nickname from.

A treasure trove of activities awaits guests on luxury tours of India in this ancient and resplendent town. From the intricately carved Jain Temples to the still waters and quiet tombs and temples of Gadisar Lake, there is a wealth of cultural and historical treats for travelers to devour.

Camel treks into the surrounding desert offer guests on India tours a chance to experience the stark beauty of Rajasthan’s desert.


When :

With monsoon rains light in July and August, Jaisalmer is a popular year-round destination that attracts travelers from all over the world, but the heaviest tourism traffic comes through the city November through May to beat the summer heat.


Where :

Located in Western Rajasthan near the Pakistan border, Jaisalmer is remote, but well connected to the rest of India by modern highways easily traversed in a private vehicle.

Visitors on luxury tours in India also have the option of reaching the city via India’s famously opulent Palace on Wheels luxury train.


Who :

The shining walls and buildings of Jaisalmer draw visitors by the thousands to Western India. The intricately carved Havelis and Jain temples feed the hungry minds of architecture and history lovers, while the quiet and breathtaking beauty of the surrounding desert offer sustenance for those that crave nature.


Appropriate Attire :

Jaisalmer’s population is under 100,000, and many of the residents are only around during the height of tourist season. Guests visiting this ancient town should dress conservatively by covering their shoulders, arms, and legs to keep from drawing unwanted attention.


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Guest Reviews about Jaisalmer Tour :

 
  Marc Weitzman
Jan 2013

We had a great time. We felt well supported the entire trip. transfers were smooth, guides excellent, trip design was great. We would like to return for a Rajasthan trip in a couple of years and will call on you again. We have already given your name to a few friends! REFERENCE AVAILABLE.  INDEPENDENT TRAVEL
 
 

 
  Debbie and John Kilmer
January 2013
John and I will always remember our trip. Before we went I had not the least bit of understanding about India. Now I feel that I have a foundation that will allow me to continue to learn and think about this complex and important place. We are grateful for the care and attention that went into the arrangements at each stop along the way. The kindness and patience of your employees and the local guides and drivers as we explored and asked innumerable questions was much appreciated. We were impressed with the knowledge and insight of our guides, especially the guides in Agra, in Udaipur and in Orcha. They were superb. Our driver in Khajuraho and Orcha was extremely thoughtful and reassuring. I am certain that you are aware that our driver through Rajasthan is a treasure. He is extraordinarily skillful and very fine company. Our travel facilitators were very helpful, especially in Agra and in Delhi. Our hotels were comfortable.
We are glad that we found Easy Tours and are grateful for your guidance in planning our itinerary as well as for making the arrangements that made this memorable experience possible. REFERENCE AVAILABLE.  INDEPENDENT TRAVEL
 
 

 


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