Jaisalmer is a vibrant desert city in the heart of the Thar desert. Its sand dunes, splendid monuments, and stunning Havelis make it a timeless place that captures your heart like no other. Whether you are looking for adventure or relaxation, our Jaisalmer Local Sightseeing Packages allow you to explore this magical city in your own way.
Jaisalmer local sightseeing packages by Holidays DNA take you on a journey through the best of Jaisalmer. Explore historical monuments and significant landmarks, wander through vibrant bazaars, and see the city from all angles.
Jaisalmer Fort, Patwon-ki-Haveli, Salim Singh-ki-Haveli, Nathmalji-Ki-Haveli, and Gadi Sagar Lake are some historical landmarks you can explore on our packages. We also provide guided tours to several desert campsites where you can relax and enjoy an evening under starlit skies.
The Jaisalmer Local Sightseeing Packages can be personalized to meet your travel needs and fit into your budget. You can explore a few preferred tourist attractions in and around Jaisalmer for an enriching Rajasthani experience. Enjoy a leisure stay with our Jaisalmer tour packages with stay and hotel.
Our customized Jaisalmer local sightseeing packages include cab services from local cab service providers to make your sightseeing comfortable. The trusted drivers guide you about the local culture and take you to the best sightseeing places in Jaisalmer.
Top Places to Visit in Jaisalmer Local Sightseeing Tour Packages
The best places in Jaisalmer included in a local sightseeing tour package are:
Jaisalmer Fort is one of the very few living forts in the world. It was built in the 12th century. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the magnificent monument is one of Jaisalmer's largest forts and a popular historical landmark. The fort houses a museum, shops, restaurants, hotels, and residential accommodations. It is situated on the Trikuta hill in the Thar desert.
This massive golden-colored sandstone structure is also called the ‘Sonar Qila.’ You will be mesmerized by the golden hues formed by the sun rays striking the sandstone walls. In addition, you can admire the eclectic blend of Islamic and Rajput architecture.
2. Gadisar Lake
Constructed in the 14th century as a reservoir, Gadisar Lake is one of the popular sightseeing places in Jaisalmer. Built amidst the arid desert sands, it perfectly reflects the beauty of an oasis. The lake appears picturesque with its numerous ghats, chhatris, and Hindu shrines.
You can perceive the splendid sunrise and sunset that have to be captured on your cameras. You can walk around the banks and spot migratory birds. You must check out the Laser Water Show, depicting the city's glorious history, in the evening. Boating in the yellow swan and dragon boats on the lake is a must-try activity.
Desert National Park, India’s 2nd largest national park, displays the captivating ecosystem of the Thar desert. You can witness the desert animals like the Blackbuck, Camel, Desert Fox, Chinkara, Wolf, Bengal Fox, and Desert Cat. The park is covered by enchanting desert flora like the Cactus and other thorny bushes.
Bird lovers can spot the Vulture, Eagle, Buzzard, Harrier, Short-toed Eagle, and Kestrel. You can also view dinosaur fossils that are 6 million years old. You can take an adventurous jeep safari or a thrilling camel safari to tour the entire park.
4. Bada Bagh
Bada Bagh, also called the Big Garden, is famous for the golden cenotaphs or chhatris gleaming in the Jaisalmer deserts. The cenotaphs belong to the royal Rajput kings belonging to over six centuries. You can appreciate the carved ceilings and the varied shapes of the domes. At the top of each chhatri, you can see a small inscription.
Along with the garden, you can also visit a tank and the Jait Bandh or the dam. You can even visit the Bhaironji Temple, next to the park. You can come here for the spectacular sunset views and the dramatic setting of the garden.
Patwon ki Haveli was built in 1805 and is also known as the Mansion of Brocade Merchants. It is considered the 1st and largest Haveli to be constructed in Jaisalmer. A cluster of five havelis, it attracts tourists for its traditional Jaisalmer architecture. Today, maintained by the government, it showcases incredible historical architecture and intricate carvings.
You can admire the mirror works on the walls, paintings, artifacts, stone works, arches, and gateways. Various patterns and designs are carved in the sandstone structure. In addition, you can soak in the surrounding panoramic vistas from over 60 balconies.
Kuldhara Village is an abandoned village, also called the Ghost or Haunted Village. It is believed that a strange paranormal phenomenon occurs here, which drives away people who try to stay here at night. Established around the 13th century, it was once a prosperous village. Today, it is a protected monument maintained by the Archeological Survey of India.
You can take a jeep ride through the main streets. As you enter the village, you will experience feelings of thrill, mystery, and also a bit of romance. You can even notice a renovated old temple amidst the cluster of houses.
7. Vyas Chhatri
Vyas Chhatri is a popular tourist attraction in Jaisalmer. You can be overwhelmed by this Rajasthani-styled cenotaph dedicated to Sage Vyas, who wrote the Mahabharata. On the exquisitely carved golden sandstone structure, you can observe the Rajput architecture and notice the elevated dome-shaped pavilion.
You can visit this place for its tranquil environment. It is also a popular sunset point and offers stunning vistas of Jaisalmer city at the twilight hours. You must take your cameras to capture the best shots of this beautiful place, especially in the evening. You can also enjoy watching folk musicians play their instruments.
Located on the Jaisalmer-Jodhpur Highway, Jaisalmer War Museum is a great place to visit, especially with your kids. You can learn a lot about the Indian Army. In the museum, you can view an audio-visual room, two information display halls, and a souvenir shop.
On the Honor Wall, you can observe the engraved names of gallantry award winners of the Param Vir Chakra and Maha Vir Chakra. You can even admire the tanks, guns, military weapons, and vintage equipment used during the ‘Battle of Longewala’ fought in the year 1971. Besides, you can watch a short movie about the bravery and sacrifices of the Indian Army.