Golden Jaisalmer

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Things just change the moment you enter this city. Every thing around you starts to appear in golden colour including the sand. No wonder its called the Golden City of India. Jaisalmer has got a rich cultural heritage and because of its huge natural stone resource all the buildings are made of this Golden stone. Its amazing to see this city glow in sun light.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping
Jaisalmer offers one of the widest range of food in Rajasthan. From Italian Pastas to Aloo ko Parantha every thing is available here. The famed places such as Trio, Little Italy etc are also heavy on pocket. However the overall quality of food is very good in this city.
Bada Bagh Cenotophs
Shopping is a must but one must understand what to buy. Lot of stuff sold in this city actually does not belong to this place. Hence tie-n-die bedsheets, leather stuff and stone handicrafts are the 'Originals'. Otherwise you can get a lot of handicraft and dress materials. Bargaining is a must and the best way is not to show too much interest in a stuff you are ready to die for and start walking out of the shop. This helps tremendously.


Activities & things to do
The Khuri & Sam Sand dunes are must watch. Sam is really a commercial hub and situation is really bad. The moment your vehicle approaches Sam be ready to face lot of persons running (banging) towards your car. This is dangerous because they seemed not to be bothered about their life.
Ruins of Kuldhara Village
Just manage to avoid this rush and keep going straight. You can stop after about 1 kms from that place and then you will find few owner of camels 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. One more village which is not very famous is Khaba Fort. This is also one the 84 abandoned village and is much better then Kuldhara. Its straight on the road after Kuldhara and then takes you back to the Sam road. The Khaba Fort is also good giving you good sight of the village. 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.

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Local Musician
Local Musician
Bada Bagh Cenotophs
Bada Bagh Cenotophs
Ruins of Kuldhara Village
Ruins of Kuldhara Village
The Majestic Jaisalmer Fort
The Majestic Jaisalmer Fort
The Streets of Jaisalmer
The Streets of Jaisalmer
Patwa ki Haveli
Patwa ki Haveli
Old Musician
Old Musician
Haveli at Jaisalemr
Haveli at Jaisalemr
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