Desert Culture Centre and Museum Jaisalmer Entry Fee

  • 50 per person
  • 50 per person for Puppet Show
  • 20 for Camera Fee
  • 50 for Video Camera Fee

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Desert Culture Centre and Museum Jaisalmer Address: Gadisar Rd, Amar Sagar Pol, Jaisalmer, Rajasthan, 345001, India

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Desert Culture Centre and Museum Jaisalmer Timings

Day Timing
Monday 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Wedesday 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Sunday 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Note: The Desert Culture Centre and Museum Jaisalmer Puppet Show Timngs are 1st Show: 6:30 PM - 7:00 PM & 2nd Show: 7:30 PM - 8:00 PM

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Jaisalmer, also known as the "Golden City," is famous for its beautiful buildings made of yellow sandstone and its lively desert traditions that have thrived for hundreds of years. One such place where traditions are preserved for the future generations to enjoy and relive history is the Desert Culture Centre and Museum.

The Desert Culture Centre and Museum showcases the rich heritage of the Thar Desert. The centre’s architecture is impressive, designed to blend in with the surroundings. It's mostly made of yellow sandstone, the same material used in many of Jaisalmer's stunning buildings.

All about the Desert Culture Centre and Museum

The museum was built by Mr N K Sharma in 1997. The museum offers an exciting journey through the history of Jaisalmer's desert culture. The Desert cultural centre and museum displays the art, craft and culture delightfully.

The museum has a wide collection of ancient artefacts. It has a collection of musical instruments well known in Rajasthan. Apart from this, it has a collection of mediaeval coins, Rajasthani jewellery, handicrafts and weapons.

The museum is maintained by the Jaisalmer tourism department. The museum also has traditional musical instruments and costumes of Rajasthani folk dance. Costumes of Maharaja and Maharani from the ruling times are displayed as a tribute to their contributions.

#Trivia: The museum offers a traditional opium mixing box called 'Karal'. It is most attractive for foreign travellers.

Alongside these, kitchen and culinary tools are showcased and Rajasthani arts and paintings are posted on the walls of the museum. These sculptures are made from sandstone and terracotta. All these things remind you of the pure traditional culture and art by famous artists and painters.

To enhance your experience, the museum regularly hosts cultural performances and events. These include folk music and dance performances that showcase the vibrant traditions of the region. While enjoying the vibe, you can witness live performances and indulge yourself in the local culture, adding an extra touch of liveliness to your visit.

Entry fees and Timings of Desert Culture Centre and Museum

The Desert Culture Centre and Museum charges Rs. 50 per person as entry fees. The fee for puppet show is also Rs. 50 per person. The camera fee is Rs. 20 for a still camera and Rs. 50 for video camera.

The museum is open every day of the week from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm. Visitors can go at their convenience.

#Trivia: The puppet show's commentary is depicted in English in the evening, which is the show's highlight.

Best time to visit the Desert Culture Centre and Museum

The winter months of November to February is the best time to visit the museum. The comfortable weather allows for a leisurely exploration of the museum's exhibits. You can expect a lively atmosphere and more opportunities to engage with cultural events and festivals.

How to reach the Desert Culture Centre and Museum?

The Jaisalmer Fort is just 1 km from the museum and is well connected to all parts of the city, helping visitors easily opt for local transport.

By Road: Jaisalmer offers many local transport services. You can hire a taxi, cab, or auto-rickshaw to travel. You can also try camel rides if you like them.

By Rail: The Jaisalmer railway station is just 1.5 km away from the museum, making it easy for you to reach by bus or auto. The city is connected with almost all major cities in India, making it easy to book a ticket in advance.

By Air: The Jaisalmer airport is 12.9 km from the museum, and you can hire a taxi or cab from top car rental companies in Jaisalmer to reach the centre.

For history enthusiasts and culture lovers, a visit to the Desert Culture Centre and Museum in Jaisalmer is a must. It offers a unique experience, allowing you to dive into the history, artistry, and culture of Rajasthan. From interactive exhibits to live shows, this hidden gem captures the essence of Jaisalmer's mediaeval era and leaves a lasting impression on all those who visit it.

So, book a Jaisalmer tour package with Jaisalmer Tourism, a division of Holidays DNA and enjoy the history this culture hub has to offer you on your trip to the city. To know more, please fill the Contact Us form.

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