Best Things To Do in Jaisalmer, India

Also called The Golden City, Jaisalmer is an incredible tourist attraction in Rajasthan which has caught the fantasy of Indian and foreign tourists alike. The breathtaking locales and some great attractions make Jaisalmer the popular tourist destination that it is today. There is so much to do, so much to explore and a lot to experience in Jaisalmer, that you need to plan your trip perfectly. Before you start to plan your travel, go through this exhaustive list of things to do in Jaisalmer.

Go back in history and relive the times of Indo-Pak war by visiting the Jaisalmer War Museum. Please you eyes with the extravagance of the Jaisalmer Fort. Visit numerous temples and soak in divinity. Most prominent ones being Shri Tanot Mata Temple, Amar Sagar Jain Temple and Shri Ramdev Temple.  Other major attractions include Patwon Ki Haveli, Badal Mahal, Gadisar Lake, Kuldhara Abandoned Village and Longewala- The Battlefield.

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Top-Rated Tourist Attractions in Jaisalmer, India

Must see places in Jaisalmer ranked on popularity. Here is the complete list of Jaisalmer tourist attractions & points of interest.

  1. # 1 of 87 Things To Do in Jaisalmer | Added 1022 times in trip plans
    Jaisalmer War Museum

    Tags: Museum, Military Museum

    Address: Jaisalmer Jodhpur Highway, Thaiyat, Rajasthan 345001

    The Jaisalmer War Museum covers the history and journey of the Indian Army and its contribution in the 1965 Indo-Pak War and the 1971 Longewala battle. The museum pays homage to those who lost their l...Read more

  2. # 2 of 87 Things To Do in Jaisalmer | Added 4426 times in trip plans
    Jaisalmer Fort

    Tags: View Point, Historical Site, Architecture , Fort

    Address: Fort Rd, Amar Sagar Pol, Jaisalmer, Rajasthan 345001

    Timings: 09:00 am - 06:00 pm Details

    The Jaisalmer fort was the former Maharaja’s Palace and till today maintains its royal ambience and architecture. The Whole palace is carved out in Sandstone and even though much of the palace i...Read more

  3. # 3 of 87 Things To Do in Jaisalmer | Added 651 times in trip plans
    Shri Tanot Mata Temple

    Tags: Religious Site, Temple, Architecture

    Address: Tanot, Rajasthan 345022

    Timings: 05:00 am - 08:00 pm Details

    Goddess Tanot (to whom the temple is dedicated), is believed to be the reincarnation of Goddess Hinglaz. The temple itself was constructed in 847 AD and has a very unique story. During the Indo-Pak wa...Read more

  4. # 4 of 87 Things To Do in Jaisalmer | Added 583 times in trip plans
    Amar Sagar Jain Temple

    Tags: Religious Site, Temple

    Address: Jaisalmer Fort, Off the Jaisalmer-Sam Road, Jaisalmer 345001, India‬

    Timings: 08:00 am - 11:59 pm Details

    Dating back to the 12th and the 15th century, the Amar Sagar temples are dedicated to Rikhabdevji and Shambhavdev Ji – The famous Jain Tirthankars (Hermits). The beautiful temples are carved in ...Read more

  5. # 5 of 87 Things To Do in Jaisalmer | Added 4096 times in trip plans
    Patwon Ki Haveli

    Tags: Historical Site, Palace, Architecture , Heritage Building

    Address: Patwon Ki Haveli Amar Sagar Pol, Jaisalmer, Rajasthan

    Timings: 08:00 am - 06:00 pm Details

    Patwon Ki Haveli is another example of the royal splendor of Jaisalmer. The Haveli isn’t just the one Haveli thought. There are five different Havelis in one giant complex that makes it an undou...Read more

  6. # 6 of 87 Things To Do in Jaisalmer | Added 1897 times in trip plans
    Badal Mahal

    Tags: View Point, Historical Site, Palace, Architecture

    Address: Gandhi Chowk Rd, Sadar Bazar, Jaisalmer, Rajasthan 345001

    Timings: 06:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    The Badal Mahal is an interesting place to see within the city of Jaisalmer. If you are fascinated with the richness of Rajasthani Architecture however, this place is a definite must see. You will be ...Read more

  7. # 7 of 87 Things To Do in Jaisalmer | Added 2072 times in trip plans
    Gadisar Lake

    Tags: Outdoors, Waterfront, View Point, Lake

    Address: Postal Colony, Jaisalmer, Rajasthan 345001

    Timings: 07:00 am - 07:00 pm Details

    This Lake is another iconic attraction in Jaisalmer.  The lake, constructed into the hot arid desert is one of the most refreshing sight you will get to see. A boat ride in the famous GadiSar lak...Read more

  8. # 8 of 87 Things To Do in Jaisalmer | Added 1115 times in trip plans
    Kuldhara Abandoned Village

    Tags: Village, Historical Site, Adventure

    Address: Jiyai, Rajasthan 345001

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    If you are the adventurous kind, this place is sure to suit you. But beware, you will need a lion’s mighty heart to visit this place. Legend says that this secluded abandoned village near Jaisal...Read more

  9. # 9 of 87 Things To Do in Jaisalmer | Added 510 times in trip plans
    Longewala- The Battlefield

    Tags: Landmark, Historical Site, Monument

    Address: Longewala, Rajasthan 335803

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    Built in remembrance of the heroic war fought by the Indian Army and the Air force to protect the nation from an attack from Pakistan in 1971, the Laungewala War Memorial is akin to touching a part of...Read more

  10. # 10 of 87 Things To Do in Jaisalmer | Added 160 times in trip plans
    Desert National Park

    Tags: National Park, Nature, Bird Watching

    Address: Sam Sand Dunes, Sam, Rajasthan 345001

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    Located 60 kilometres from Jaisalmer city, the Desert Nation Park is one of the largest national parks in India. The park covers an area of 3162 square kilometres and eventhough the temperatures are n...Read more

  11. # 11 of 87 Things To Do in Jaisalmer | Added 3264 times in trip plans
    Sam Sand Dunes

    Tags: Outdoors, Camp, View Point, Safari

    Address: Sam Sand Dunes, Near Toll Beriar, Roght Side On Sam Road, Jaisalmer, Rajasthan 345001

    Timings: 07:00 am - 10:00 pm Details

    About 40 Kilometers from the main town, the Sam Sand Dunes are an absolutely stunning natural phenomenon that is a definite must see. When you think of Rajasthan the lovely Thar Desert and this place ...Read more

  12. # 12 of 87 Things To Do in Jaisalmer | Added 2740 times in trip plans
    Bada Bagh

    Tags: Ancient Ruin, Historical Site, Architecture

    Address: Bada Baugh Chhatris Rd, Rajasthan 345001

    Timings: 06:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    The BadaBagh is just 6 kilometers from the main city centre and a gorgeous place to see in Jaisalmer. This sprawling area has some of the most beautiful old Rajasthani buildings you will get to see. A...Read more

  13. # 13 of 87 Things To Do in Jaisalmer | Added 1953 times in trip plans
    Desert Cultural Center Jaisalmer

    Tags: Art And Culture, Museum, Entertainment, Performance

    Address: Gadisar Rd, Amar Sagar Pol, Jaisalmer, Rajasthan 345001 ‎

    Timings: 10:00 am - 08:00 pm Details

    If you want to experience all the arts, crafts dances and music of Rajasthan all in one place, the Desert Cultural Center is the best place to do it. The place does an amazing job of bringing that old...Read more

  14. # 14 of 87 Things To Do in Jaisalmer | Added 167 times in trip plans
    Amar Sagar

    Tags: Waterfront, View Point, Walking Area, Lake

    Address: Amar Sagar, Lodurva, Rajasthan 345001

    Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    Located near the 17th century Amar Singh Palace, the Amar Sagar Lake adds a rather striking scenery to the barren desert. The calm waters of the lake form a picturesque backdrop to the magnificent cas...Read more

  15. # 15 of 87 Things To Do in Jaisalmer | Added 338 times in trip plans
    The Thar Heritage Museum

    Tags: Museum, Specialty Museum

    Address: Thar Heritage Museum, Gandhi Chowk, Jaisalmer, Rajasthan 345001, India

    Timings: 09:00 am - 08:00 pm Details

    The Thar Heritage Museum has a rare collection of ancient coins, photographs, manuscripts, weapons, ethnic clothes, colourful toys, historical settings including various tools of the trade, artefacts ...Read more

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  • 13-15 oct , myself my wife and two kids of age 13 & 7 visiting jaisalmer,how we can plan 2 days??? should v stay in hotel at jaisalmer or in dessert camps?? Is it comfortable to stay in camp at this time?

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    • I think you should stay in a hotel as temperatures go as high as 37-degrees Celcius during October. It may not be a good idea to stay in a tent even though at night temperature drops down to around 22-degrees Celcius. You will easily find an accommodation that is well within your budget here. As you are travelling with kids, use filters like 'customer reviews' and 'star ratings' to find a comfortable, family-friendly stay.  

      Check here how you can spend 2 days in Jaisalmer. You will find readymade trip plans for 2 days that you can edit according to your preference. Keep in mind that Patwon Ki Haveli and Jaisalmer Fort are a must-visit.

      Consider checking some Jaisalmer tours as it will give you a chance to make the most of your time.  Have a great vacation! 

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  • We are two couples travelling to jaisalmer for 1 and half days. Could we include desert safari and sight seeing or should we stay for more time and what should be the iternary

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    • Check out the best 1-day and 2-day itineraries of Jaisalmer here. These will give you an idea on how to make the best of your limited time in the city. Also, I would suggest that you stay for more time if you wish to include a desert safari in your plan.  

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