The Golden City

Sam sand dunes

I have started my journey from jaipur city by Train. Its a twelve hour journey. Fortunately, booked a desert boys guest house, because this budget guest house have a great location on the fort. On fort approx 4000 people living and around 40 hotels are there.

view of fort from guest house view of fort from guest house

Day first, I visit Palace and know about Jaisalmer’s history. Entry in palace is paid, you have to pay ₹100 per person and ₹150 for camera.

Map of Jaisalmer fort Map of Jaisalmer fort

This city known as golden city because of yellow sand stone architecture.

Photo of Palace area Photo of Palace area

You can see whole city view from the palace. Apart from palace, you can visit temples and and market situated on the fort.

In the city visited, Patwa Haveli’s, a beautiful architecture built by businessman of Jaisalmer. From roof top of Patwa haveli’s can view whole fort.

Next place was Gadisar Lake made by Maharawal for water supply.

Gadisar Lake Gadisar Lake

You can do boating by paying ₹ 100 per person.

Day Two, I planned to visit Temple of Tanot Mata, totally maintained by Indian Army and Loungewala border by jeep. Temple is approx 120 km away from jaisalmer city. From Tanot temple to longewala border I faced a sand storm, so I was unable to stay more than 20 minutes a Longewala border. However, this place is approx 7 km away from actual Pakistan border. Here, you can see tanks left by Pakistani army during 1971 war.

On the way of tanot temple, visited “Bada Bagh” where i found chatriya. One chatari for one king. Every king cremated here. you have to pay ₹100 per person.

T-90 tank left by Pakistani army defeated by Indian army T-90 tank left by Pakistani army defeated by Indian army

And, we left this place for the Jaisalmer city.

Day third. visited for Sam sand dunes. And did camel safari in sand dunes and spent some time during sunset. I get back to tent and enjoyed of rajasthani cultural programs. I did not stay in tent, however you can plan for one night stay there.

silhouette view of a traveler silhouette view of a traveler

Sam sand dunes Sam sand dunes

After dinner, left sam dunes for the railway station.