THINGS TO DO IN JAISALMER!!

Here we present a comprehensive list of things to do in jaisalmer. It includes all the major events that take place and the places to visit in jaisalmer. We take care of all the variables that may affect these: weather, distance, prime time, budget, and so on, to devise the ultimate guide. So get out of your hotels to let the traveler inside you overcome the tourist.

There are various activities to do in jaisalmer, ranging from adventure to cultural to wildlife.

Sam Dunes Sightseeing

Sam Dunes Sightseeing

Cost: free INR

Distance: 0 Km

Drive to Sam Dunes – Special stay at the Swiss tents in the Middle of the clean desert of Thar – Sand Dunes – Fulfilling your Fantasy of the Pyramid Shaped clean dunes which are difficult to find in Thar. Enjoy Rajasthani folk music and dance performed by the locals followed by bonfire and dinner. The Camel Safari in Jaisalmer allows you to explore the life and majesty of Rajasthan through the sand dunes...... Know more
Jaisalmer Local Sightseeing

Jaisalmer Local Sightseeing

Cost: free INR

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Get rolling in the sand, walk the by-lanes of the golden city, visit the Sandstone Fort and Gadisagar Lake, gulp down some thandai wake up the child within you. Jaisalmer Fort also famous as the 'Sonar Quila', gets its character from the yellow sandstone walls and it is an utter pleasure for the eyes in the evenings when every nook and corner of the fort lights up and shimmers. Bada Bagh contains a set of royal cenotaphs (chhatris) of Maharajas of the state. Salim Singh ki haveli - an another attraction situated beside the hills near the Jaisalmer Fort has a distinct architecture. The tuskers guarding the gateways are made of sand stones and look very close to the original in appearance...... Know more
Kuldhara Village - Sightseeing

Kuldhara Village - Sightseeing

Cost: free INR

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Tainted with a chilling and a haunted past, this village is tied up with a legend that is almost 200 years old - the Diwan fell in love with the village chieftain’s daughter and threatened the entire village that in case he would not be allowed to marry her. The villagers valued their self respect and abandon the village overnight putting a curse on the village that stated that whoever tried to settle down in the village would die. This created a hype among the tourists who like to go explore the ruins and witness the desolated remains of the place. ..... Know more
sand dunes

Sand Dunes

Cost: 1300 INR

Distance: 0 Km

Sam Sand Dunes is a must visit in the state of Rajasthan in the environs of the city of Jaisalmer. It is likely that you are going for a Desert Safari when planning to visit Thar Desert or else, the point of going there is useless, making the Sam Sand Dunes an increasing major tourist attraction of the city...... Know more
Jodhpur Local Sightseeing

Jodhpur Local Sightseeing

Cost: free INR

Distance: 286 Km

Explore the rich Rajasthani heritage and the embellishing beauty of Asia’s best fortress – ‘Mehrangarh Fort’ followed by Jaswant Thada – a white marble memorial to Maharaja Jaswant Singh II and Umaid Bhawan Palace. Ghanta Ghar, also known as the clock tower of Rajasthan, is in the Indian city of Jodhpur. It was built by Maharaja Sardar Singh (1880-1911) from whom the market takes it name. In fact, the tower dominates the entire scenario. It's a 70 mm cinemascope with unknown and faceless humans in the lead roles for many tourists, most of whom are filming it live...... Know more
Kaylana Lake Sightseeing

Kaylana Lake Sightseeing

Cost: free INR

Distance: 286 Km

Adding to the scenic beauty of the mesmerizing Jodhpur, this lake has an immediate soothing and relaxing effect on the visitors. The lake spreads vast and offers boating to the tourists in the cool water. The view during the time of the sunset is such that it leaves the tourists in awe.  Lake Kaylana is the perfect and the most appropriate spot for picnic retreats, a relaxing holiday and a delight for honeymooners and couples...... Know more
Osian Village

Osian Village

Cost: free INR

Distance: 286 Km

Get some energy and gear up beyond the boundaries of Jodhpur by venturing out into the historic town of Osians to explore the sand dunes on the Camel Safari, discover the rural Indian desert lives. Visit the exquisitely sculptured temples in Osian, most of which have withstood the ravages of time. Ride on camels as you watch the sun go down. Live in the village at the sand dunes under the starry nights. Meet the brave community of Bishnois, the “world’s oldest environmentalists”, and get to know their stories of valor, of “Nature before Man”...... Know more
Flying Fox at Mehrangarh Fort

Flying Fox At Mehrangarh Fort

Cost: 1900 INR

Distance: 286 Km

If you wish to get a perfect bird eye’s view of the lovely city of Jodhpur, then Zipping across the Mehrangarh Fort is the perfect adventure sport for you. It feels like you’re flying high over the Rani Ser Lake and the Chokelao Garden, getting a pristine view of the sandstone architecture. ..... Know more
Mehrangarh Fort & Its Festivities - I

Mehrangarh Fort & Its Festivities - I

Cost: free INR

Distance: 286 Km

Start you day by exploring plethora of activities at the Mehrangarh Fort!   As you wander through the Mehrangarh Museum in the fort, taste the myriad flavors of a variety of traditional dance forms reflecting the distinctive root traditions of Rajasthan. Various forms includes - Terahtaali, a devotional dance form of Kamad community honoring their folk hero Baba Ramdev (not the yoga guru!); The Jogis of Marwar; Kalbeliya, probably amongst the best internationally known of Rajasthan's nomadic communities easily claiming to be the state's resident experts on snakes; Gair - the martial looking visual spectacle from Marwar and Chang Nritya. The dance forms will introduce you to the rich art and culture embedded in Rajasthan...... Know more
In Residence -  Interactive Session I

In Residence - Interactive Session I

Cost: free INR

Distance: 286 Km

After the dance activities, be a part of series of interactive sessions with our custodians of culture in the Chokela Bagh of Mehrangarh Fort. As part of an ongoing project, Jodhpur RIFF 2016 held a master class camp for a group of young Mangnaiyar musicians. This master class was conducted as a"residency" for talented musicians of the next generation, prior to the festival. At this session, we get a chance to see them present their work as well as to talk to them - to learn first hand what they feel about their traditions, their loves their challenges. And most importantly, their aspirations and vision of the future of their legacy.  ..... Know more
Living Legends I

Living Legends I

Cost: free INR

Distance: 286 Km

Get a taste of the lives of living legends of Rajasthan in this session. The session will feature Pempa Khan Manganiyar (surnai, shehnai, murli) and Sawan Khan Manganiyar (Sufi poetry and vocals). Get a insight into the lives of these legendary artists, which is surely inspiring!..... Know more
Mainstage Performances I

Mainstage Performances I

Cost: free INR

Distance: 286 Km

After an eventful day, head to enjoy the main stage performances in the evening! Kamaycha Charm with Ghewar Khan Manganiyar (kamaycha, dholak, khartal) - Unique to Rajasthan, the Kamaycha is one of the rarest instruments in the world today. And among its few living masters is Ghewar Khan Manganiyar, arguably the most proficient and skillfull. Son of the late master Sakar Khan Manganiyar, Ghewar and his brothers Darra (a superb Kamaycha player) and Firoze (a master dholak player) will present a unique concert based on the Kamaycha and its particular sound. A number of master Kamaycha players, accompanied by light percussion will present the best of the instrument - alternately bass and rough and then soft, sweet and melodius! ​Ross Daly and Kelly Thoma concert (Greek lyra) with special guests Ghewar Khan Manganiyar (Kamaycha),Jeff Lang (guitar and slide), Masha Natanson (Polish and gypsy vocals) and others - The Cretan lyra is a Greek pear-shaped, three-stringed bowed musical instrument, central to the traditional music of Crete and other islands in the Dodecanese and the Aegean Archipelago, in Greece. The Cretan lyra is considered as the most popular surviving form of the medieval Byzantine lyra, an ancestor of most European bowed instruments. Ross Daly is especially well known and respected for his ability to bring artists of different and seemingly unrelated traditions together in collaborations of unique quality and depth. RIFF Robust - A Jodhpur RIFF percussion special featuring master percussionists of Rajasthan in collaboration with Ben Walsh. Ben is celebrated as one of Australia's most accomplished percussionists and performers. He has earned himself a phenomenal reputation internationally and abroad for his skill, mastery and innovation. Here, for the first time, he will meet up with a dozen or more Rajasthani master percussionists - on the dholak, the khartal, the morchang, the dhol - for a concert full of rhythmic rancour and robust mayhem! The main stage performances will spell bound you and introduce to the music you have never heard before!  ..... Know more
Club Mehran I

Club Mehran I

Cost: free INR

Distance: 286 Km

Give a perfect end to the beautiful day, go to the club night featuring DJ Dolphin Boy. Inspired by the philosophies of the groove-based, funk and soul music scene of the 50's, 60's and 70's, of Celtic music and Jazz, DJ Dolphin Boy is a unique musician in the underground and genre-bending mix-tape scenes of Scotland, in fact, currently Scotland's favorite DJ and will surely make you groove!..... Know more
Musical Dawns At Jaswant Thada

Musical Dawns At Jaswant Thada

Cost: free INR

Distance: 286 Km

Start you beautiful morning with rustic vocals of Smita Bellur in Kannada, Hindi and Urdu! Smita will shares her spiritual and musical journey traversing Hindustani and Carnatic vocals, Kabirvaani, Nanakvaani and the lilting and heartrending poetry of the Sufi mystics. Get mesmerized by the varied and vibrant dawn concert from a young and upcoming vocalist with a mature voice...... Know more
Mehrangarh Fort & Its Festivities - I

Mehrangarh Fort & Its Festivities - I

Cost: free INR

Distance: 286 Km

Missed the festivities in the Mehrangarh Fort yesterday? Don't worry! Catch the glimpse of beautiful traditional dances today, reflecting the distinctive root traditions of Rajasthan. You can enjoy various dance forms including - Terahtaali, a devotional dance form of Kamad community honoring their folk hero Baba Ramdev (not the yoga guru!); the Jogis of Marwar; Kalbeliya, probably amongst the best internationally known of Rajasthan's nomadic communities, easily claiming to be the state's resident experts on snakes; Gair - the martial looking visual spectacle from Marwar and Chang Nritya...... Know more
In Residence -  Interactive Session II

In Residence - Interactive Session Ii

Cost: free INR

Distance: 286 Km

After the dance activities, be a part of series of interactive sessions with our custodians of culture! Jodhpur RIFF hosts a interactive session on the aero-phonic instruments of Rajasthan. Led by expert Dr. Vijay Verma, instruments include the algoza, the narh, the murla, murli, been, shehnai/ surnai and many others. Rarely heard or played today, the wind instruments of the region are unique examples of a fast-dissapearing rural culture of the deserts of India. Get a in depth knowledge about the instruments...... Know more
Moonrise Special

Moonrise Special

Cost: free INR

Distance: 286 Km

Enjoy the evening concert by Jaiateerth Mevundi in Concert (vocals in Marathi and Kannada, tanpura, harmonium, tabla). One of the finest vocalists to emerge from the Kirana Gharana of Dharwar region, Jaiateerth Mevundi is a master in the Santvaani (words of the saints) and Daasavani (words of the devotee) musical traditions of Karnataka and Maharashtra. He will mesmerize you by his beautiful voice!..... Know more
Mainstage Performances II

Mainstage Performances Ii

Cost: free INR

Distance: 286 Km

After an eventful day, head to enjoy the main stage performances in the evening! Anwar Khan Manganiyar, Dada Dadi ke Gaane (songs of my grandmother and grandfather) concert (vocals in Rajasthani accompanied by harmonium, khartal, kamaycha, dholak) -  Anwar Khan Manganiyar is one of the leading vocalists of Rajasthan. A profoundly knowledgeable vocalist of considerable experience and stature, he performs a solo concert for Jodhpur RIFF for the first time ever! Maru Tarang (ripples of the desert - vocals in Rajasthani and English, table, sindhi sarangi, khartal, guitar, lap steel guitar) - Deep in the deserts of Rajasthan, Australian artists Jeff Lang & Bobby Singh met Asin Langa & Bhungar Manganiyar! Spanning continents and genres, a remarkable collaboration commenced - Maru Tarang. A virtuosic repertoire including ancient Rajasthani songs refreshed by Australian roots; seminal blues by Robert Johnson enriched by Indian flavours; soulful expressions through deep, original and fiery improvisations and compositions. This fusion will totally entertain you. Söndörgö ('Shoendoergoe' - lead tambura, tambura samica, derbuka, trumpet, clarinet, saxophone, kaval, accordion, shepherd flute, hulusi, tapan, vocals) - Söndörgö is a fantastic band from the interiors of Hungary, playing lesser known, traditional and popular tunes of the Serb-Croatian communities living along the Danube, coupled with gypsy and Balkan tracks from elsewhere! Bixiga 70 in concert - Bixiga 70 is as one of the most widely sought after groups in contemporary instrumental music from Brazil. These talented musicians produce a contemporary sound that mixes Brazilian and African influences, including Samba and Reggae, with carimbó and ethio-jazz. You can enjoy the vivid taste of music at the concert.  ..... Know more
RIFF Rustle At CLub Mehran

Riff Rustle At Club Mehran

Cost: free INR

Distance: 286 Km

End your music festival with a bang! Be part of the RIFF Rustle at club Mehran with Ben Walsh and a pick of Rajasthan and International artists from the festival.  ..... Know more
OSIAN - Off Road Into The Deserts

Osian - Off Road Into The Deserts

Cost: free INR

Distance: 286 Km

After having a great time immersing in the heritage of Rajasthan, we’ll gear up for some sneak peak of the beautiful expanse of OSIAN. A Jeep Safari starting from the outskirts of the city into the countryside and finally through rural Indian desert life is going to set you on a roll. Visit the traditional villages and observe a day in the lives of the talented Marwari craftsmen. Meet the brave community of Bishnois, the "world's oldest environmentalists", and learn their stories of valor with a "Nature before Man" philosophy. Next, brace yourself for a ride on a camel as you cherish the picturesque beauty of the shimmering sunset!..... Know more
Mehrangarh Fort Sightseeing

Mehrangarh Fort Sightseeing

Cost: free INR

Distance: 286 Km

Explore the rich Rajasthani heritage and the embellishing beauty of Asia’s best fortress – ‘Mehrangarh Fort’ followed by Jaswant Thada – a white marble memorial to Maharaja Jaswant Singh II. ..... Know more
Dargah Shareef in Ajmer

Dargah Shareef In Ajmer

Cost: free INR

Distance: 286 Km

Drive to Ajmer and Visit the Dargah Shareef  The dargah of Moinuddin Chishti ( Gharib Nawaz -Benefactor of the Poor), known as Ajmer Sharif Dargah or Ajmer Sharif, is an international waqf, an Islamic mortmain managed by the Dargah Khwaja Saheb Act, 1955 of the government of India. Ajmer Sharif Dargah is 2 kilometres (1.2 mi) away from the main central Ajmer Railway station and situated at the foot of the Taragarh hill, and consists of several white marble buildings arranged around two courtyards then followed by Brahma Temple and Pushkar Lake. Now head to Jodhpur. Reach Jodhpur by evening. Check-in at the hotel for overnight stay...... Know more
Nathdwara Sightseeing

Nathdwara Sightseeing

Cost: free INR

Distance: 286 Km

Nathdwara is a small town in the Indian state of Rajasthan. Situated at a distance of 48kms in the north-east of Udaipur, Nathdwara is sited on the right bank of Banas River. Nathdwara is famous for its 17th century temple that is dedicated to Lord Shrinathji (Lord Krishna). The term 'Nathdwara' suggests the 'gate of the lord'. Shrinathji Temple is also known as 'Haveli of Shrinathji' and makes a prominent pilgrimage of the Hindus / Vaishnavas. Reach Nathdwara and from there head to Kumbhalgarh fort in adjoining of which there is a wildlife park. Spent some time to explore the fort. and then head to Jodhpur. Reach Jodhpur by evening. Check-in at the hotel for overnight stay.  ..... Know more
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