Bid adieu to monsoon and say hello to the holiday season. With rains almost gone, we are welcoming the most pleasant months of the year. The next 3-4 months will bring in pleasant weather all across the country. And it is the best time to go on an expedition and explore the unparalleled beauty of India.
Talking about unparalleled beauty, a place that is worth a mention is Jaisalmer. Also known as the golden city, Jaisalmer is a must visit place on your trip to Rajasthan. The yellow shade of its famous forts, havelis made of sandstone, it’s position in the central part of the Thar Desert and the beautiful golden sand dunes, all make Jaisalmer undeniably beautiful.
National and international travellers visit Jaisalmer in great numbers during the period from September to November. One of the main reasons is the famed Pushkar Mela that takes place between these months every year. It is basically a camel fair that lets you witness camel trading and winds up with unique religious rituals.
There is a lot to see and explore in Jaisalmer apart from the famous Pushkar Mela. Here are a few things to do at Jaisalmer, and make your trip memorable.
Treats of Jaisalmer:
Streets of Jaisalmer are full of small eateries, rooftop cafes, and fine dine restaurants. There are numerous places to eat and it is nearly impossible to try out everything. So we have listed down some of the very famous and must visit food joints in Jaisalmer.
- Killa corner: Indian, Italian, and Chinese is served alongside the splendid views of Jaisalmer fort.
- Chandan shree: A delight for vegetarians. Serves lip smacking snacks such as kachori, pakora samosa and much more. Also you cannot miss out on trying out the popular Rajasthani thali.
- Gaji’s Restaurant: This is one of its kind eatery in Jaisalmer that serves Korean cuisine.
Where to shop?
The narrow streets with shops on both sides are sure to give you a retail therapy. These shops offer a wide range of beautifully hand crafted items. Some of the other things that you can buy include mirrorwork embroidered garments and carpets, blankets and shawls, woollen pattu, and carpets made from camel hair.
The main shopping areas in Jaisalmer are Sadar Bazaar, Sonaron Ka Bas, Manak Chowk, and Pansari Bazaar.
Places to see:
Constructed from locally available yellow sandstone, Jaisalmer fort is a cultural heritage that you cannot give a miss on your trip. One of the oldest forts of Rajasthan, it shines like a golden crown atop the magnificent hill. Situated inside the fort is a museum that holds a great collection of artefacts representing the rich culture of Rajasthan.
Jaisalmer is also home to some lavish resorts; one of which is Club Mahindra Jaisalmer. Designed in Haveli style, this resort offers spectacular views of Thar Desert while offering warm hospitality through lavish amenities, great in-house dining options, and several amenities and activities to pass your time. There are several Club Mahindra reviews posted by members who visit this place and have a hearty time.