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Jaisalmer Desert Festival

Jaisalmer Desert Festival (2 Nights / 3 Days)

Tour starts from : ex - Jaisalmer
Destinations covered : Jaisalmer
Theme : Rajasthan Tours, Festival Tour
The tour offers the excellent opportunity to be a part of the extravagant celebrations and plan some... more

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HIGHLIGHTS :
  • Visit Jaisalmer Fort
  • Visit Golden Fort
  • Visit Tazia Tower

          

Overview


Jaisalmer Desert Festival

A grand exhibition of invigorating Rajasthan culture which succeeds to attract spectators in thousands every year! That’s what describes the Jaisalmer Desert festival in brief.

For details, you must be present as a live audience to witness the colourful bouquet of amazing activities in the form of competitions, sports, dance and music, cultural shows, processions and lot more. What is even more fascinating about the festival is the fact that it is hosted at Jaisalmer, the historical desert city with majestic structures, rugged landscapes and ever-smiling people who are always ready to serve their guests.

The tour offers the excellent opportunity to be a part of the extravagant celebrations and plan some great days of exploring the best of Rajasthan's imperial past, engaging culture and a lot of thrill.

Itinerary Details

Day by Day itineraryDay 1: Arrival at Jaisalmer

Arrive at Jaisalmer and begin the tour with our representative who will receive you and escort you to the hotel.
Take some time to relax and freshen up for your first tryst with the exciting heritage.
You will be visiting the grand yellow-sandstone Jaisalmer Fort, deservingly called the Golden Fort for shinning in various shades of gold throughout the day. Explore the beautiful palaces and temples that are admired for their rich carvings and excellent architecture.
Reach the festival venue in the evening and witness some extremely entertaining folk and cultural performances. Take part in some fun-filled competitions before you get back to the hotel.

Day 2: Jaisalmer Sightseeing - Visit Sand Dunes

Finish the breakfast and get ready for another exciting visit to the venue of Jaisalmer desert festival.
Get amazed to witness the fascinating camel races, folk performances, sports events, art displays and more.
Later, visit the royal mansions called Salim Singh Ji ki Haveli and Nathmal Ji ki Haveli that would leave you speechless with their grandeur.
Begin the trip to Sam Sand Dunes at 03:00 p.m. Savour the remarkable sunset views and enjoy thrilling camel safari before enjoying dinner amidst heart-warming settings.
Get back to the hotel.

Day 3: Departure from Jaisalmer

Spend the morning at leisure.

Some great options include Gadsisar Lake and Tazia Tower. You may also prefer to pay another visit to the festival.

Alternatively, you may plan shopping at the local handicraft bazaars. Later, you will be transferred to the railway station to board the scheduled train.

The tour would end here.

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Price Guide detail



    Room Sharing Basis
    • 2 Persons – 1 Double Room
    • 3 Persons – 1 Double Room with extra bed
    • 4 Persons – 2 Double Room
    • 5 Persons – 2 Double Room with extra bed
    • 6 Persons – 3 Double Room
    • 7 Persons – 3 Double Room with extra bed
    • 8 Persons – 4 Double Room
    • 9 Persons – 4 Double Room with extra bed
    • 10 Persons – 5 Double Room
    • 11 Persons – 5 Double Room with extra bed
    • 12 Persons – 6 Double Room
    Special Terms Related to Vehicle
    • Transportation as per itinerary only (not available at disposal).
    • For upto 3 persons, AC Indica Car or similar vehicle shall be provided. In case you wish to upgrade to Innova car it can be done by paying extra cost.
    • For 4-6 persons AC Innova car or similar vehicle shall be provided.
    • For 4 persons in case they wish to take AC indica, extra charge per person shall be less in the per person price.
    • For 7-12 persons AC Tempo Traveller or similar vehicle shall be provided.

    Package Inclusion

    • Accommodation for 2 nights



    • Meals as planned



    • AC vehicle transport for planned transfers and sightseeing



    • Fees for parking, toll and driver



    • Sam Sand Dunes camel ride, dinner and activities



    • Applicable hotel taxes



    • Accommodation as mentioned in the itinerary.



    Package Exclusion

    • Air, train or bus fare



    • Personal expenses (porter, guide, tips)



    • Entrance fees, camera fees if any



    • Food not mentioned in the itinerary



    • Services not included in the package



    • Possible hikes in package prices due to increase in taxes, fuel price etc.



    Travel Tips For Jaisalmer Desert Festival


    Top Attractions in Jaisalmer

    Heritage:

    • Jaisalmer Fort (08:00 a.m. to 07:00 p.m.; entry fee INR 30/70 for Indians/foreigners; INR 50/150 for still/video camera):  Located on Trikuta Hill, the fort is an epitome of grandeur. Also called Golden Fort or Sonar Qila, it changes shades with moving sun, while an entire city prevails inside the fortified walls.
    • Jain Temples (06:00 a.m. to 12 noon; entry fee Free for Indians and INR 10 for foreigners; INR 50/100 for still/video camera): Flaunting the unmatched and exquisite artwork and carvings, these temples are just not worth missing during Jaisalmer Desert Festival package tour. Make sure you dress up traditionally when visiting these sacred sites.
    • Patwon ki Haveli (08:00 a.m. to 07:00 p.m.; entry fee INR 10; INR 50/100 for still/video camera): The yellow sandstone structure is an epitome of brilliant architecture with stupendously carved pillars and ceilings, along with incredible lattice and mirror work and inimitable paintings.
    • Salim Singh ki Haveli (08:00 a.m. to 08:00 p.m.; entry fee INR 10/15 for Indians/foreigners; INR 50/100 for still/video camera): The peacock-imitating roof and elaborately designed balconies along with intricate carvings make this architectural masterpiece an exclusive attraction of Jaisalmer Desert Festival tour.

    Museums:

    • Desert Cultural Centre and Museum (09:00 a.m. to 08:00 p.m.; entry fee INR 20/50 for Indians/foreigners, INR 20/50 for still/video camera’ ticket also includes entry for Jaisalmer Folklore Museum): Terrific collections of old coins and manuscripts along with those of utensils, musical instruments, royal costumes and more. Don’t miss the engaging puppet show (06:30-08:30 p.m.; INR 30/50 for Indians/foreigners)
    • Thar Heritage Museum (09:00 a.m. to 06:00 p.m.; entry fee INR 40): Turbans and items related to different customs of the region are on display at this museum.
    • Silk Route Art Gallery (07:00 a.m. to 08:00 p.m.): You can buy great handmade clothes at this venue during Jaisalmer Desert Festival 2017.

    Leisure:

    • Gadsisar Lake: A serene lake with splendid views and soothing tranquillity, the lake boasts of beautifully carved temples on its banks. It’s also a wonderful spot for birding during winters.
    • Sunset Point: Don’t miss this exotic location over a small hill from where the city can be witnessed changing colours during sunset and also for some incredible night time views.

    Nearby:

    • Amar Sagar Lake (09:00 a.m. to 05:00 p.m.; INR 100 for pedal boating): Another spectacular lake just about 7 km. away, it also boasts of a beautiful royal mansion with attractive architectural elements.
    • Bada Bagh (08:00 a.m. to 06:00 p.m.; entry fee INR 20/50 for Indians/foreigners): A collection of stunningly carved royal cenotaphs in yellow sandstone, it is only about 6 km. from Jaisalmer.
    • Lodhruva/Lodurva (07:00 a.m. to 06:00 p.m., entry fee INR 10; INR 50/100 for still/video camera): Marvellous architecture of Jain Temples and temple ruins at Lodhruva (about 15 km. away) would add to your excitement of choosing Jaisalmer Desert Festival package. Another attraction of this place is the frequently occurring peacock dance.
    • Khuri: Golden sand dunes at Khuri (about 50 km. away) and the nearby location of Sam would take you to a fairy world with such irresistible enchantment all around. Don’t miss camel safari or desert camping to extend the wonderful experience further.

    Best Places to Eat:

    • The Trio (Gandhi Chowk, multi-cuisine; 07:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.; starting INR 350): Order chicken kebabs, mutton sagwala, onion kulcha, naan and lassi along with chane ka achaar to splurge on a scrumptious platter. Enjoy grand views of the fort from this rooftop restaurant.
    • Cafe The Kaku (Patwon Haveli Road, multi-cuisine; 09:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.; average cost INR 1,000): Traditional seating, warm hospitality and awesome Rajasthani, Mexican and Chinese menus make it a popular eating point.
    • Free Tibet (Fort Road, near Amar Sagar Pol; Tibetan, Indian; 08:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.; reasonably priced): Enjoy Tibetan preparations like chicken thupka and momos while feasting on the awesome sunset views.

    Best Places to Shop:

    • Sadar Bazaar (10:00 a.m. to 06:00 p.m.): Silver jewellery, carved wood, paintings, gems, carpets and traditional footwear.
    • Manak Chowk (09:00 a.m. to 08:00 p.m.): Handicrafts in the categories like textiles and leather items. Also famous for antiques.
    • Shree Laxmi Art Home (07:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.): Clothes for men and women.
    • Khadi Gramuddhyog Emporium (10:00 a.m. to 06:00 p.m.): Rugs, carpets, shawls and blankets. 

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