With desert camping top of most peoples Jaisalmer itinerary, here are some other cool places to visit in Jaisalmer in 2 days.
How To Get Around Jaisalmer
Jaisalmer covers an area of approximately 5 square kilometres and is pretty easy to get around.
This small city can easily be covered on foot and this is often the easiest way to get around. Especially if you want to explore all the small and interesting lanes that weave through the city.
If you do get tired, you can hop in a rickshaw (tuk tuk).
Quick trips are usually cheap and shouldn’t cost more than 50 rupees, but be sure to negotiate a price before getting in the vehicle.
Regular taxi’s are available and should operate on a metre.
Some of the best days out we’ve had in Jaisalmer have been on private tours.
For those short on time, or that prefer everything to be organised for them, there are some awesome tours on Get Your Guide available to book in advance.
From fort tours, to camel safaris and walking tours, there’s plenty to keep you busy in this bustling little city!
Best Time To Visit Jaisalmer
Jaisalmer is a desert city and can experiences quite extreme weather conditions, so you bear that in mind when planning your visit.
Summer season is from April to August with temperatures getting up to a very warm 42°C.
Winter starts around mid November through until the end of February. With temperatures at what some people would call a pleasant 24°C during the day, with much cooler nights for sleeping.
Remember, this is just a guide, so you may want to mix it up and add/subtract different attractions.
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2 Days In Jaisalmer Itinerary
Jaisalmer Desert Camp
Desert camping is top of most people’s Jaisalmer itinerary for a reason!
Ever dreamt of riding a camel through a crystal clear desert in the middle of India? Well Jaisalmer is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world for doing exactly that!
Not only do you spend a day riding through the sand in the middle of the Indian desert. But you can also camp out underneath the stars, Indian style.
With agents all around the city tempting you in to book onto the city’s largest tourist attraction, you can book your Jaisalmer: Overnight Stay in Swiss Tent with Camel Safari.
We spent the night tucked up around a fire, while our local tour guide cooked up home some made Indian curries. Even better we ate them with our hands and stayed up all evening sharing travel stories.
Our Jaisalmer camel safari was by far one of our greatest ever travel experiences!
One of the most famous landmarks, and most popular places to visit in Jaisalmer in 2 days, is the city’s Fort.
Like most towns in India, Jaisalmer comes with an incredible old fort, although this one is different.
Known to be not only one of the largest forts in the world, but believed to be one of the very few “living forts” in the world today.
Nearly one fourth of the old city’s population is still thought to reside within the walls of Jaisalmer Fort.
So take a walk down and explore the 800-years of history that stand in the centre of the city.
The entry fee for visiting Jaisalmer Fort is 50 Rupees per person for Indians, and 250 Rupees per person for foreigners.
For those looking for a more indepth tour of the fort, or perhaps some further details on the history from a local guide, we recommend the Private Jaisalmer City Tour with Fort and Heritage Havelis.
Definitely one of the most interesting places to visit in Jaisalmer in 2 days, so don’t miss it from your Jaisalmer itinerary!
Before dinner on the second day of your Jaisalmer itinerary, we recommend walking streets of the city.
Sadar Bazar in particular is an awesome local market to explore. So if you’re looking for a sari or sarong to take home from India, then this is your place.
This local wholesale and retail market in Jaisalmer has almost everything that you could be looking for. From handicrafts, to paintings, and intricately carved wooden items.
Sadar Bazaar is a real enchantment for shoppers and one of the most interesting places to visit in Jaisalmer in 2 days.
Jaisalmer is home to many other markets and handicraft shops too. So if you have some downtime, shopping in Jaisalmer certainly kills a few hours.
Directly across from the Jaisalmer Fort, you will also find plenty of locals selling hand made items.
Built in yellow sandstone architecture in Jaisalmer, 0.9 miles from Jaisalmer Fort, Jaisalmer Marriott Resort & Spa features a temperature controlled swimming pool, a 24 hours fitness centre and an outdoor lawn, as well as free WiFi.
Rooms are complete with 3 fixture bathroom while certain units at Jaisalmer Marriott Resort & Spa also boast a seating area.
At the accommodation, every room comes with a flat-screen TV with satellite channels.
Ironing facilities and hairdryer are available. The property also has three dining options
Featuring traditional Indian décor, Tokyo Palace Hotel offers a rooftop restaurant and 24-hour front desk.
All rooms come with free Wi-Fi. An outdoor pool is available.
The property provides complimentary railway and bus station pick-up and drop services.
Hotel Tokyo Palace is a 7-minute walk from Jaisalmer City Centre. Jaisalmer Railway Station is an 8-minute drive away.
Rooms each offer touches of traditional Indian decor and come fitted with a TV. En suite bathrooms come with either a bathtub or a shower.
Offering a sun terrace and views of the city, Magic Guesthouse is located in Jaisalmer, inside Jaisalmer Fort.
Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. Some units feature a seating area where you can relax. A balcony or patio are available in certain rooms.
Magic Guesthouse features free WiFi throughout the property. There is a 24-hour front desk at the property.
For more places to stay in Jaisalmer, you can check the latest prices on Booking.com.