3-Day Jaisalmer Itinerary

Day 1:

Landmark of Jaisalmer

10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Your first destination to explore in Jaisalmer has to be the Jaisalmer Fort.

Being the primary attraction, the fort can be easily reached. It was declared as an UNESCO World Heritage Site in the year 2013 and is known to be more than 800 years old. It takes almost 2 hours to take a complete tour of the fort. History buffs and architecture lovers will surely spend more time than that.

Time duration: 2 – 2.5 hours

Mode of Transport: Auto ride.

You will find plenty of eateries and restaurants around the fort. Some of the prominent places to have your meal are Pakwan Restaurant and Thakur Ji Restaurant. They serve Rajasthani cuisines prepared in the best possible way

Unique Ancient Lake and Sunset

02:00 PM – 07:00 PM

2 km from the fort is the famous Gadisagar Lake.

The lake shares a similar folklore like that of the fort but what blows your mind is the archway that is artistic and majestic in true sense. The views surrounding the lake are captivating and photographers will find themselves very busy here. Boats are available for tourists and the charges will depend on the size of the boat.

Time duration: 1.5 – 2 hours

Mode of Transport: Auto ride.

After this, you head towards Bara Bagh to enjoy the sunset.

9 km from Gadisagar Lake, Bara Bagh is a 200-year old temple complex. It is famous for its Chhatri Cenotaphs. You must stay here till sunset. Sunset in Jaisalmer is always unique and has an enchanting effect on the viewers.

Time duration: 1 – 1.5 hours

Mode of Transport: Book an Auto or a cab for a round trip.

Head back to your hotel and call it a day.

Also read: Best Area To Book your Hotel in Jaisalmer

Day 2:

Haveli Tour

09:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Today’s itinerary will take you two well-known havelis in Jaisalmer, beginning with Salim Singh Ki Haveli.

The uniqueness of Salim Singh Ki Haveli lies in its architecture.  Its distinctive nature sets itself apart. You cannot afford to miss this when you are in Jaisalmer. Not as large as the remaing havelis, it doesn’t take much time to appreciate the skilful construction.

Time duration: 30 – 45 min

Mode of Transport: Auto ride.

700 meters from Salim Singh ki Haveli, lies Patwon Ki Haveli.

Probably the largest haveli in Jaisalmer and the most luxurious one. It is now a museum that preserves the wall carvings, paintings and furniture used by the royals. Exploring this haveli takes quite some time and it is undeniably a must visit place.

Time duration: 45 min – 1 hour

Mode of Transport: 5-min walk from Salim Singh Ki Haveli

Sadar Bazar is the heart of Jaisalmer and here you will find some scintillating edifices and shops that have been in existence for centuries. Explore the area on foot.

For lunch, you can try The Trio for unique experience and relishing Rajasthani dishes.

Tribute to War Heroes

01:00 PM – 03:00 PM

After quenching your hunger, head towards the Jaisalmer War Museum.

15 km from the town, the war museum was opened to public in 2015. The vision of the museum is to promote awareness about the events that took place during the wars of 1965 and 1971. It has military vehicles and equipment used by the Indian Army and those captured from the Pakistan Army.  

Time duration: 1 – 1.5 hours

Mode of Transport: Book an Auto or a cab for a round trip.

After this, you head back to hotel and prepare for night camps in desert.

Jaisalmer Desert Camp

04:00 PM – 10:00 AM (Next Day)

Every hotel in Jaisalmer offers different packages to tourists for Desert Camps. These have to be booked one day in advance. The prices depend on the type tents, activities you want to include and number of days you want to camp.

Ideally you must choose to stay for 1 night in desert camp and go on camel safaris in the evening and the following morning.

Cabs are arranged for you to take to the camps and drop you at the hotel the following day.

Also read: Jaisalmer Off-beat

Day 3:

Jaisalmer Desert Sightseeing

10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

On your way back to your hotel from the desert, you must visit Kuldhara.

Kuldhara was once a thriving community but now it is abandoned and haunted. The ruins of the village makes you keep wandering about the reason for its present condition. The views of destroyed houses in the middle of desert are unusual and cannot be seen elsewhere.

Time duration: 1 – 1.5 hours

You need to take a shower after the desert camp and get some meal at the hotel.

Historic Laungewala Battlefield

Mode of Transport: This attraction is 100 km from Jaisalmer hence you have to hire a cab for round trip.

02:00 PM – 07:00 PM

The last attraction in Jaisalmer will be the Longewala War Memorial.

The spot where 120 Indian soldiers fought against the well-equipped Pakistan Army during the war of 1971. Just 15 km away from the India-Pakistan border, the battlefield is now converted to a war memorial. It is closed at 06:00 PM.

Time duration: 45 min – 1 hour

40 km from the battlefield is the Tanot Mata Mandir.

The temple was the target of attack during the wars of 1965 and 1971. In spite of multiple attempts to destroy the temple, the temple still continues to give blessing to its disciples.’

Advice: You can also plan to visit Longewala War Memorial the following day at your own convenient time.

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