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Jaisalmer
Places to visit
Best Season to visit
How to each
What is special
 
Deep in the desert sands of the Thar, lies a fairytale kingdom of long lost royalty. A kingdom that beckons you to be its king and queen. Welcome to Jaisalmer, a cultural oasis in the midst of wilderness – for a royal honeymoon in India. Jaisalmer strikes you with its burst of color amid the monotones of Thar sands.

With its history etched in its architecture, Jaisalmer has long been a big draw for tourists in India. And for the honeymoon couple, Jaisalmer makes for the ideal romantic destination with its romantic past. Sights of medieval regalia, still untouched by the onslaught of external cultural influences that have swept India, resound with the promise of a majestic experience. Jaisalmer offers you one of the most enthralling honeymoon experiences in India.
Places to visit
Sonar Kila: The Golden Fort, or the Sonar Kila is the chief highlight of Jaisalmer. The rays of the rising sun reflect golden on the sandstone walls of the fort, drenching the air with an aura of the regal. This fort is reminiscent of a golden era of kings and their kingdoms.

Manak Chowk and Havelis: the main marketplace, Manak Chowk, outside the fort leads to the narrow lanes dotted with famous havelis. This is a great sight to see in Jaisalmer. These intricately latticed havelis are strewn all over Jaisalmer – each with a different façade. Nathmalji-ki-Haveli, Patwon -ki-Haveli and Salim Singh-ki-Haveli are some of the most exotic havelis of Jaisalmer.

Gadsisar Lake: this is a scenic rain water lake with numerous beautiful shrines around and a spectacular variety of birds frequenting it. This is a perfect place for a romantic ride in a boat.

Tazia Tower: A pagoda like structure looming up from the Badal Mahal with beautiful Taazias ornately decorated bamboo, paper and tinsel replicas of a bier, carried out in procession during Moharram by the Muslims.

Jain Temples: The fort has three exquisitely carved Jain temples dedicated to the Jain Tirthankars – Rishabhdev, Sambhavnath and Parshvanath
Best Season to visit
The best time to visit Jaisalmer is from October to February. Light, tropical clothing, especially cotton is recommended in summer months. However, the desert get chilly during winter nights, some light warm woolen clothing is advised.
How to reach
By Air – Jaisalmer is well connected by air. The nearest airport is Jodhpur.

By Rail – The town is also well connected by the Indian rail network, the nearest railhead being Jodhpur.

By Road – Jaisalmer is connected by motorable roads with Ajmer (500 km), Barmer (153 km), Bikaner (330 km), Delhi (897 km), Jaipur (638 km), Jodhpur (290 km), and Udaipur (663 km)

 

What is special
The perfect time to visit Jaisalmer is during the Desert Festival, held during January – February every year. The city echoes with the sound of folk tunes and wild desert rhythms. Folk dances, exciting competitions and contests, especially the turban-tying contest are the highlights of the festival. The Mr. Desert contest and camel races enliven the festivities. You can buy colorful crafts from the local bazaars set up for the occasion. A sound and light spectacle is also organized. Folk artists perform against the splendid backdrop of the famous Sam sand dunes on a full moon night. Truly, a romantic experience for the honeymoon couples traveling to India.

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