Things to do in Jaisalmer

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23rd to 26th December 2013

It needs a decent amount of time to explore the city of
Jaisalmer and its surroundings. Here are list of things that you can do in Jaisalmer.
Visit Gadisar Lake in the evening for its clean
water and great sunset views.
Near to Gadisar lake is desert cultural center
and museum – It is run by a local schoolteacher. The puppet shows are the best.
Jaisalmer fort – Visit for its Palace and Jain
Temples. Do not forget to explore the by-lanes in the fort.
Havelis – Jaisalmer has some beautiful traditional
Havelis. The best of the lot of Patwon-ki-Haveli, Salim Singh Ji ki Haveli and
Nathmal Haveli.

Jain Temple of Lodhurva – 15 km from Jaisalmer is
the Jain Temple surrounded by sand dunes.
Bada bagh – 10 km from Jaisalmer is Bada bagh
contains the cenotaphs of Jaisalmer rulers.

Amar Sagar – 15 km from Jaisalmer. It has a Jain
Temple with a small garden and a big lake. The lake was completely dried when
we visited.

Sand dunes – People come to Jaisalmer for sand
dunes.  Khuri and Sam are the two places
where sand dunes are present. Both are about 40 km from Jaisalmer but in
opposite direction. We went to Sam sand dunes and stayed in a tent for a night.
If you can spend more days, head for desert trek or safari.

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