Jaisalmer Has Much to Offer And You Can Cover It All in 2 Days! This Is How

India's Golden City, Jaisalmer is a princely state with a lot of grandeur hidden behind the yellow sandstone architecture. It's a charming city, and there's a lot to explore here. But if you are in Jaisalmer just for two days and are confused as to what to do, here's an itinerary you can stick to cover the principal attractions of this beautiful city. 

Day 1

Morning

Tour the Palace and the Museum and Learn More About this Desert Destination.

Jaisalmar Fort Palace
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The Sonar Quila or the Jaisalmer Fort is one of the most royal and opulent monuments of Jaisalmer. The fort is picturesque and interlocked with pathways leading you to unique sections of the fort. You can visit the abode of the royals, which was the Jawahar Palace and know the history of the city. The decorated windows, archways, doors, and balconies give you an insight into the golden era. The main attractions of the palace museum are Raj Mahal, The Jain, and the Laxmikanth Temples. 
Address: Fort Road, Near Gopa Chowk, Khejer Para, Manak Chowk, Amar Sagar Pol, Jaisalmer
Entry fee:
Fort entry is free.
Palace Museum - INR 50 (without camera)
Video Camera - INR 150

Enjoy a Scrumptious Home-Cooked Breakfast at Zoya ka Zayeka.

Daal Tadka at Zoya Ka Zaayka
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Your first food stop should be Zoya Ka Zayka. It is undoubtedly an excellent rooftop restaurant serving local, Indian and Chinese cuisines. The restaurant is a pretty little place. It has gained a lot of loyalty from the localities and tourists who keep coming back for its delectable delicacies. It is surely unmissable. It also offers a scenic view of the fort from the restaurant. The breakfast here is a must-try. 
Address: Zoya Ka Zayeka 2nd floor,Near Axis Bank, Shiv Temple Road, Jaisalmer
Cost for two: INR 800
Recommended dishes: Paneer butter masala, Dal Tadka

Afternoon

Visit the Local Specialised Markets like Sadar Bazaar, Sonaron Ka Baas, Seema Gram, and Bhatia Bazaar.

A Market in Jaisalmer
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Jaisalmer is known for its charming market places. It has a plethora of garments like it's bandhani dupattas, juttis, silver and gold jewellery, colourful kathputlis, paintings, carpets, handicrafts. You can shop till you drop at these markets. Don't hesitate to bargain here and take away a lot of items without burning a hole in your pocket. 

Stop by Jaisal Italy for a Lip-Smacking Lunch.

A Meal at Jaisal Italy
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Standing atop of the Jaisalmer Fort, the restaurant holds an unbelievable spectacle of the town, and the restaurant itself is scenic too. It contains some beautiful decor, two indoor dining spaces, and one rooftop space. The outdoor seating is a pretty royal one, and you should opt for it, especially during winters. It has a vast Italian cuisine with entirely tossed pasta for its guests. The restaurant is unmissable when in Jaisalmer. 
Address: Aaakhe pol, Fort First Gate, Gopa Chowk, Fort Rd, Khejer Para, Amar Sagar Pol, Jaisalmer +91 2992 253 504
Cost for two: INR 1000 
Recommended dishes: Desserts, tortillas, espresso, bruschetta, antipasti, pasta, pizza, salad

Evening

Indulge in a Sunset Desert Jeep Safari.

Desert Jeep Safari
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Well, who wouldn't want to take a view of the dunes on a jeep safari? It's exciting and thrilling at the same time. Walking through the dunes is almost impossible to book a jeep ride and enjoy the golden surroundings and the unmissable sunset. It is a ride to remember for life. The price of your trip will depend on the camp.
Prices: INR 1500 - INR 2000 (depending on the package)

Make Your Way to One of the Desert Camps for a Lovely Night.

Desert camping
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Desert Safari goes hand in hand with camping. Take to a desert camp and live in a tent for a night. Be delighted and entertained by cultural performances, ethnic clothing and local food presented to you while you camp. The hospitality is truly warm and welcoming. You will love the night in the desert. 
Address: Near Sam And Sand Dunes, Sam, Police Line, Jaisalmer
Cost: As per your camping package.

Day 2

Morning

Wake up Early For a Camel Safari and Sunrise Viewing.

Witness the sunrise from Camel Safari
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Watching the sunrise on the horizon of the golden dunes is always a sight to behold. You cannot afford to miss out on the early morning camel Safari for this. The golden light on the dunes make the sand sparkle and glow. Grab the opportunity to get a scenic view of the same.
Prices: INR 1500 - INR 2000 (Depends on the package)

Complete Your Stay at the Camp with a Proper Rajasthani Breakfast

Rajasthani breakfast at the Desert Camp
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The camps offer a delectable spread of Rajasthani delicacies. If you're here and miss out on the Dal Bati churma, mawa kachori or gatta, you'll be missing out on something great. You'll have a great experience at the camp. The camps promise a delicious and irresistible spread. It is an experience to take for sure. 
Address: Near Sam And Sand Dunes, Sam, Police Line, Jaisalmer
Cost: As per your camping package. 

Afternoon

If Adventure Sails Your Boat, Then Let it Fly With Some Desert Parasailing

Parasailing in Jaisalmer
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Parasailing in Jaisalmer is one hell of an experience. Taking a birds-eye view of the golden city is a magnificent sight. The lakes, the cityscape, the sand dunes, you get to see it all. It is entirely safe in Jaisalmer and has been conducted for years now. Professional trainers guide you through for the 3-minute ride. It starts at 10:00 AM to 5:30 PM. 
Cost: INR 650 per ride. 
Notable Operator: The Golden Camp

The Trio is a Famous Restaurant to Tuck Your Bellies With Tasty Food. 

A view from The Trio
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The Trio is a restaurant nestled in the roof atop of Mandir Palace. Offering both vegetarian and non-vegetarian delicacies, The Laal Maas at the Trio is a must-try. You can take a splendid afternoon view of the city and enjoy a drink along with the lip-smacking food. The restaurant never disappoints anyone. The staff is warm and welcoming.
Address: Mandir Palace,Gandhi Chowk, Near Bank of Baroda, Jaisalmer
Cost for two: INR 1500 
Recommended dishes and drinks: Mutton, Traditional Thaalis, Lal Maas, Wine

Evening

Later Visit the Amar Sagar Lake Situated Beside the Amar Singh Palace During Sunset

Amar Sagar Lake
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A glance at the Amar Singh lake which is an oasis next to Amar Singh Palace. It is a lake retreat and a serene spot where thousands of tourists head to relax and unwind by the lake. You can chill, contemplate or admire the beauty by the lake. Sit by the steps and pavilions of the palace that lead to the lake and while away your time. 
No Entry Fee

End Your Visit with Some Authentic Rajasthani Cuisine at Desert Boy’s Dhani.

Desert Boy Dhani
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Desert Boy's Dhani is an authentic restaurant with open seating and a stage set for its diners. Along with the irresistible food, you can enjoy the folk performance presented to you. It has quick service, great ambience and quality food. Enjoy the alfresco meal at Desert Boy's Dhani. 
Address: Near Nagar Palika, Jaisalmer
Cost for two: INR 800
Recommended dishes: Dal Tadka, Malai, Kofta, Dal Bati Churma. 
So here's what you should do during your two-day visit. You'll not be missing out on too much if you stick to this. The grandeur of the city should not be missed out on just because of a time crunch. The itinerary is perfect for your 48-hour visit. What keeps you from making your bookings now? 

Do you think the itinerary should cover any other famous attraction of Jaisalmer? Let us know in the comments below!

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