15 Things To Do in Jaisalmer

Jaisalmer is located in the amid of Thar desert and is named after the Maharaja Jaisal Singh. It is one of the popular historical city which is well known for its culture, traditions and rich heritage. You can also experience the exhilarating activities like camping, fascinating safaris and adventure sports.

November to March is the perfect time to visit Jaisalmer. In February people from all over the world will be attracted to the vibrant desert festival. It will be isolated, dry and hot.

List of 15 things to do in Jaisalmer:

1. Kanoi-Parasailing

It is an exhilarating experience of flying high in the sky of the desert. It will make your soul and mind peaceful. On prior request, many activities are organised by the desert camps organize. Parasailing activities thrilling and courageous heart is quite common in desert areas and one of the offbeat things to do in Jaisalmer.


  • 760 Rs/-


2. Shopping in Jaisalmer Local Bazaar

Rajasthan is the best place for shopping. If you are a shopaholic, then this is the best place for you. There are a variety of products available here like footwear, clothes, bags, jewellery, accessories and many more. Manal Chowk, Pansari Bazar, Sadar Bazaar, Sonoran Ka Baas are some of the places for shopping in Jaisalmer.

Manak Chowk in Jaisalmer

Manak Chowk, Jaisalmer

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3. Boating in Gadisar Lake

Gadisar Lake is the man-made reservoir built by Maharawal Gadsi Singh in 1367. It is one of the major attractions in Jaisalmer. Boating is to be considered as one of the most refreshing things. Enjoy the spectacular surroundings or enjoy fun-filled boating on this sparkling lake with family and friends.


  • 2-seater Pedal boat– 100 rs/-
  • 4-seater pedal boat–200 rs/-
  • 6-seater rowing boats–300rs/-

Boating in Gadisar lake

4. City Tour in Jaisalmer

Royal Jaisalmer can be captured by taking a guided photography tour. It is one of the favorite attractions in Jaisalmer. You can take the amazing shots by carrying the best camera and with wide-angle lenses. This a 2-hour fascinating tour which will take you through forts, temples, Havelis and lanes.


  • 1300 rs/- per person
Patwon ki Haveli Jaisalmer

Patwon ki Haveli, Jaisalmer

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5. Sightseeing in Jaisalmer Fort

Jaisalmer fort in Jaisalmer will fence the city and is one of the major tourists’ attractions in Jaisalmer. These also include Desert National Park, inter alia, Gadisar Lake, Sadar Bazar, Patwon ki Haveli. You can also visit the Heritage Museum and Desert Museum depending on your time.


  • 50 rs/- per person
Jaisalmer Fort

Jaisalmer Fort

6. Tanot Mata Temple near Indo-Pak Border

The most popular thing to do in Jaisalmer is visiting Tanot Mata Temple. Indo-Pak border is another sought-after tourists attractions which must be visited after Tanot Mata Temple. With prior permission and permit passes travellers can visit Indo-Pak border along with their desert safari.

Tanot Mata Temple Jaisalmer

7. Winds Desert Camp

Winds Desert Camp is for Camping and Desert Safari. Staying overnight in the desert camp and taking a desert safari are the most popular things to do in Jaisalmer. Travellers can watch the sunset and explore the spectacular dunes. You can also enjoy the tastes of local cuisines, enjoy the Rajasthani folk dance and music. Prince Desert Camp, The Serai and Royal Desert Camp are the popular desert camps.

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  • 5000-9000 rs/- per overnight camping
  • 1500 rs/- per camel safari

Winds Desert Camp

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8. Dune Bashing in the Thar Desert

For off-roading activities and bashing, dunes in the Thar Desert is the best place. It is a pleasant experience to explore the Thar Desert in an SUV. In the adventures sport, utility vehicles like Fortuner 4*4 or Toyota Land Cruiser can be used. This is done under strict professional supervision that violence against the dunes and off-roading can include manoeuvring skills and strong competent rollover.


  • 3500 rs/- per person

Dune Bashing in the Thar Desert

9. Sam Sand Dunes

Quad Biking in Sam Sand Dunes is the best thing to do in Jaisalmer. Explore the topography of dunes or ride in a closed circuit in a quad. The cloud of dust created by the ATV movement adds to the thrill factor. When it comes to adventures activities, space makes quad biking and perfect sandy terrain is the best thing to do in Jaisalmer.


  • 1700 rs/- per person

Sam Sand Dunes Jaisalmer

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10. Paramotoring

If you wish to have an adventurous and daring trip in Jaisalmer, then paramotoring is the best activity. This engine powered parasailing lets you see the golden dunes high above the sky. You can just click a selfie or any fascinating pictures to make it memorable. This adventurous activity will be extremely secure and safe, as there will be a pilot for controlling the vehicle.


  • 2000 rs/- per person

Paramotoring in Jaisalmer

11. Camel Safari

Jaisalmer is famous for camel safari like many other places. Enjoying the sceneries of Thar Desert while safari is an exhilarating experience. You can also witness the beauty of the Thar Desert and the endless stretch of golden sand. Many operators are offering the camel safaris and you can select one of them.


  • 1000 rs/- per person

Camel Safari Jaisalmer

12. Desert Jeep Safari

Jeep Safari is another great option for exploring the dunes. It will take you to the villages and deserts of Rajasthan. You can even gain an insight into the daily village life of Rajasthani people through Desert Jeep Safari. You can even spot a Black Buck Antelope if you are lucky. In Jaisalmer, you can opt for various Desert Jeep Safaris.

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Desert Jeep Safari, Jaisalmer

13. Try Different Rajasthani Cuisines

Your trip will be incomplete if you don’t try the spicy cuisines of Rajasthan. Don’t forget to try the famous Dal Bati Churma, Kicha Ki Sabji, Lauki Ke Kofte, Pyaaj Kachori, Bada and Mirchi. To satisfy your sweet tooth, Jaisalmer people will offer Ghotua Laddoo after the completion of your meal. Forget fast food and try something new to treat you in Epicurean.

Rajasthani Cuisines

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14. Puppet Show in the Desert Culture Centre & Museum

Puppet Show in Desert Culture Centre & Museum will make your day in Jaisalmer. This 40 minutes show will make you know about the culture and traditions of Rajasthan. You must include this puppet show as the list of the top things to do in Jaisalmer.


  • Rs.50-Rs.100 per person

Puppet Show in Jaisalmer

15. Admire the Wildlife in Desert National Park

Admiring the Wildlife in Desert National Park is the most thrilling experience to do in Jaisalmer. It is enhanced to an area of about 3162 km and is located in the western part of Rajasthan. They are made up of Salt lake bottom, dunes and rocky surfaces. You can find different animals like Chinkara, Desert Cat and Indian Fox. You can even spot the Great Indian Bustard which is the state bird of Rajasthan.


  • 7 A.M to 5 P.M

Desert National Park

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