Get a more intimate look into the culture and history of Jaisalmer with a walking tour accompanied by an English speaking guide, starting with the Gadisar Lake View Point, where a beautiful overlook of the lake is before you. You a scenic route, seeing the lake, along with the elegant archway, the Tilon Ko Pol Gadisar Lake. A visit to the local Folklore Museum for a better understanding of local culture awaits, before you head to a more hsitoric area, the Salam Singh Ki Haveli, an old residence of breathtaking intricacy. Another residence awaits, the Patwon Ki Haveli, for more glimpses into the era's architecture, before you see the Thar Heritage Museum. Many noteworthy personages had residences in the area, and your next stop takes you to the Nathmal Ki Haveli to learn of the man the residence is known for. Then it's a trip to the Badal Mahal, a famous tomb, before you see the Tazia Tower and gaze up at its imposing form, learning about its past. In the Gopa Chowk area, you will be led to Amar Sagar Pol, and its narrow pathways that is absolutely surrounded by imposing yet beautifully intricate architecture. You head towards Golden City Fort, which stands overlooking the entire city, closing out your tour at the viewpoint, giving you a full panoramic look at this magnificent locality.
Jaisalmer is a marvel of a city that is full of history, culture, and beautiful architectural treasures. From the moment you meet your guide at Gadisar Lake, you will know you are in for a treat. With the guide's expert knowledge, you'll tour the forts and structures, unravleling a vibrant history. Jaisalmer Fort is a wonder, with its halls decked with heritage architecture of inimitable intricacy. It has numerous historical facts and stories, and the same goes for the beautiful Patwon Ki Haveli and the Salim Sing Haveli, both ancient residences where noteworthy personages have lived and designed with amazing ornate features. In the old city, narrow lanes crammed with local shops and wares await you, giving you a glimpse of everyday color and living for the locals. Mandir Palace, with its stone carvings, balconies, lattices and more, is an architectural marvel, along with the Bada Bagh, a sprawling garden complex that you can walk through. Taste some local cuisine with some tea and snacks, allowing you to rest and reflect back on the marvels you've seen.
As soon as dusk falls, when the shadows settle in, Jaisalmer blooms with new liveliness. This two hour night tour with a local guide who knows all the ins and outs of the city will allow you to see a new side of Jaisalmer. See the transformations of the evening, from the Golden City Fort, with its long shadows, almost eerie corridors at night, to the features of the Rani Ka Mahal and Raja Ka Mahal, the Mughal architecture casting formidable shapes. In the evening, faith and spirituality continue on as you see devotees still coming to and from the Surya Mandir, as well as the Jain temples, bringing offerings and prayers whispered to the night air. As you enjoy a pot of coffee or tea at a local sport, you can mingle and watch the locals also enjoying a break in the evening, swap stories and learn about life there. On your stroll down Fort road, the path opens up to the City View point, which is where the most splendid view of the night awaits you. It's seeing the city at night and all its splendor, all alight and still as full of life.
Discover Jaisalmer by following your taste buds as you go on a walking food tour that lets you dine on some of its best local delicacies and street foods. You'll mount your expedition into culinary bliss at Ford Road, and the two hour journey begins as your foodie guide leads you around and helps you discover the best of the street foods of the city. Up to seven delectable treats will be selected for you: the loaded Chaats, crispy freshly fried Samosas, sweet Jalebis and beautifully wrapped Paan. You'll be able to watch these things being made and even learn from the locals as to which are their favorites. Learn the city through its food and discover sides to it you've never seen before!
Jain culture is rich and prominent in Jaisalmer, as the temples are city treasures. This four hour tour introduces you to the culture and history of Jain culture in the area, as your English speaking guide takes you to the Jain Temples of the city. The complex consists of seven temples in total, and as you explore the complex, you will be able to admire the ornate ceilings, lattices and other adornments on the temple, from mirrors to frescoes and more, each of which having cultural and historical significance. There are figures that feature prominently in the culture etched and depicted around you, all crafted from the Dilwara Temple style. While you admire your surroundings, your guide will tell you the cultural and historical significance of each area and even the features of the temples. The adventure continues into Gyan Bhandar, which is a library, and you are free to admire and read through the texts held within. You can then head out and enjoy a local breakfast (at own expense), before you are helped back to your hotel by the guide by arrangement of local transport.