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Address: Fort Road | Amar Sagar Pol, Jaisalmer 345001, India
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Golden City of Rajasthan, Indeed.

I have been to Jaisalmer three times in my life so far. The best time to visit Jaisalmer is during November and spent a diwali festival week with local. It will be chilly but it... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I have been to Jaisalmer three times in my life so far. The best time to visit Jaisalmer is during November and spent a diwali festival week with local. It will be chilly but it will be worth walking around town and experience the thousand year old traditions. The most recommended places are, - Jaisalmer Fort - Patwan ki Haveli... More 

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Jaipur, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A great historic monument built out of yellow sandstone. Looks very beautiful because of the golden appearance of the yellow sandstone. There are also private hotels & occupations inside the fort, which is a kind of drawback. The Jain temple inside the fort is also beautiful and worth visiting. One of 2 greatest attractions of Jaisalmer, other being the Thar... More 

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Bengaluru, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

5 friends and I enjoyed our complete day around the Jaisalmer Fort. Not having an entry cost reduced expectations and set up the foundations for a relaxed day of shopping and sightseeing. We walked quite slowly and had enough time to enjoy the full day. A wonderful and memorable journey.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A live fort with more than 4000 population staying....jain derasar,temples, havelis, museum, art shops, palace, old homely heritage hotels, the view point to view the whole city, eating joints. At night also the lighting makes the fort resemble Sonar Killa. A must visit

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Its a good place. And offers a lots of insights to the maharajas of jaiselmer. You get an awesome city view from the top.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My same day visit to Jaisalmer Fort was exciting, This is very beautiful fort. It is also called as Sonar fort. Sonar means Gold, color of the fort is golden so its called Sonar, A world heritage site,known as 'Sonar kila' for its yellow sand stones.One of the largest living fort always flooded with tourist at day times.Beautifully carved Jain... More 

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It was a very beautiful fort ! We really enjoyed a lot. There was a lot to see and learn about our culture and tradition.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Fort is still inhabited by around 4,000 people.this fort also has temples, cafes, houses, sunset points everything inside.Entry ticket is 100 rs per person and mobile camera charge is 100 rs. The Raj Mahal or the Royal Palace, ornate Jain Temples, the Laxminath Temple and the four gateways the Akhey Pole, Suraj Pole, Ganesh Pol, and the Hawa Pol are... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Instead of the usual historic fort/palace visit, this fort offers much more. Yes it has a palace, Jain and Moslem temples, havelis; it also has about 3000 residents living within its walls. Granted, the majority of activities revolves around tourism, the maze of narrow streets crisscrossing throughout, provides an enjoyable opportunity to explore and meet the very friendly inhabitants. AND....it's... More 

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There are many forts to see in India but the Fort in Jaisalmer is different because it is still a functioning community with shops, hotels, restaurants and places of worship, as well as museums. The atmosphere inside the walls is wonderful, with narrow streets to roam, restaurants to discover and views of the city below around every corner.

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Pune, India

Request you all to review my itenarary.

1. Reach Jaisalmer at 0600 by train.

2. Get fresh, have breakfast and leave the guest house by 0800.

3. Visit the Jain temple

4. Visit the Sonar Killa (Fort) at 0900. Go for audio tour. visit the palaces inside the fort( can you please name the palaces inside the fort?) End the visit till 1300. ....4 hours sufficient????

5. Have lunch and Leave for Desert Safari at 1400

6. Night in the desert

7. Next day arrive back in the morning at 1100. Get ready, have lunch and out for rest of the sightseeing by1300

8. Take auto and go to the war museum and back by 1530. (2.5 hrs sufficient for the to and fro journey and the museum visit?????)

9. visit patwon ki haveli and salim singh haveli by 1730.

10. Go to Gadisar lake at sunset time (i think this is not a sunset point, but read the reviews that this is good place to visit in the evenings)

11. Go to desert cultural museum and attend the puppet show at 1900.

12. Walk in the markets and End the day with dinner at 2200.

13. Take the train for Bikaner at 2300.

a. Is it worth going to the Desert national park if i am already spending 1 night in desert safari?

b. Read from reviews here that salim singh haveli and nathmalji ki haveli are average places and can be skipped. Is it correct?

c. Can Bada baug be accommodated anywhere in the itinerary or it is worth a skip?

Since, i dont have family and ladies along with me in this trip, i believe i wont waste time in the movement, local transport, eating joints and getting ready.

Please advice

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