• Sandra Jojo

50 Shades of Gold in Jaisalmer and Spending the Night in Thar Desert

Updated: May 14, 2020

Distinguished by its yellow sandstone architecture, Jaisalmer is known as the "Golden City". Although Jaisalmer is very close to Pakistan border, it is completely safe to visit. This city is situated in the heart of Thar Desert - I could definitely feel a great difference in temperature compared to other cities in Rajasthan. My favourite part of the stay was visiting Jain golden temples, colourful havelis and walking around beautiful lakes.

I have also really enjoyed staying in Fort Rajwada which was truly a royal experience. The hotel has a beautiful pool, amazing restaurant and its mouthwatering locals dishes. Highly recommend!

However, my highlight of the trip was definitely a night in the desert! I was incredibly blessed to go on a camel safari and observe beautiful sunrise and sunset in the Thar desert. Local Rajasthanis were entertaining with traditional dances, games and songs. A night to remember!

Planning a trip to India? Have a look at my post on 25 Essential Travel Items to help you with your packing and make sure you have an amazing trip!


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