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Jaisalmer Itinerary – How To Spend 1 – 2 Days In Jaisalmer

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.

On Foot

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.

Taxi/Tuk Tuk

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.

Tour

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.

What To Pack

Photography Camera

Tripod

Day Bag

Power Bank

Reusable Water Bottle

Sunscreen

Lightweight Rain Jacket

Jaisalmer Itinerary Day 1

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 so definitely add it to your India itinerary!

Camping In Jaisalmer Desert Camping
Lauren ready to sleep under the stars on the first day of our Jaisalmer itinerary.
Camping In Jaisalmer Desert Camping
Taking a camel safari into the desert has to be top of your places to visit in Jaisalmer in 2 days.

Jaisalmer Itinerary Day 2

Jaisalmer Fort

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, it’s one of the most popular things to do in India.

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!

Places To Visit In Jaisalmer Fort
Add Jaisalmer Fort to your places to visit in Jaisalmer itinerary

Sadar Bazar

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.

Places To Visit In Jaisalmer Market Shopping
Charlie and Ludi playing around whilst explore the places to visit in Jaisalmer in 2 days.

Where To Stay In Jaisalmer

Luxury

Jaisalmer Marriott Resort & Spa

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

Mid-Budget

Tokyo Palace Hotel

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.

Budget

Magic Guesthouse

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.

Planning Your Trip

Book Your Flight

Use Skyscanner to find a cheap flight.

They search websites and airlines around the globe to find you the best possible routes and prices.

Book Your Accommodation

Use Booking.com to find the best accommodation deals.

They consistently return the cheapest rates on everything from guesthouses to hotels for all of your budget needs.

Don’t Forget Travel Insurance

Use SafetyWing to find the best travel insurance for you.

They provide travel and medical incident insurance built specifically for digital nomads.

Travel insurance will protect you against illness, injury, theft, and cancellations.

Book Your Tours & Activities

Use GetYourGuide to book your activities in advance.

They sell the best tours, excursions and activities to attractions around the world.

Conveniently book, download and access your tickets on the move all from your mobile.

Book Your Rental Car

Use RentalCars.com to find the best deals on rental cars in the area.

They compare all major car rental companies and allow you to easily book the perfect vehicle for your trip.

Buy Those Last Minute Bits

Use Amazon to buy everything you need for your adventure.

They offer next day delivery and you can use my travel packing checklist to make sure you haven’t forgotten anything.


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The Perfect 2 Days In Jaisalmer Itinerary

The Golden Camp

Friday 2nd of July 2021

Very beautiful and amazing blog on camping in Jaisalmer. You have given good suggestion during a family trip...

Charlie Pauly

Saturday 3rd of July 2021

Thank you!

The Golden Camp

Monday 28th of June 2021

Wonderful Pictures!! Thanks for a marvelous posting! I really enjoyed reading it, this post is very interesting and informative. Thanks for sharing...

Charlie Pauly

Monday 28th of June 2021

Thanks so much, glad it came in useful!