Complete details on how you can plan a trip to Jaisalmer with us
Jaisalmer is a desert city which is famous for three things, 1st is its Fort (Sonar Quila) where still 25% of the city population lives, 2nd its is desert where Sam sand dunes are one of the best places to visit and 3rd is the desert safari where one can visit the desert dunes and enjoy many activities.
SRM Holidays is offering its Jaisalmer tour packages since 2013 and here we want to share that whether you are from Delhi, Ahmedabad, or from Maharashtra, you don’t need to spend a thousand to plan a trip to Jaisalmer.
Below you will find complete information on how to arrive in Jaisalmer, where to stay, what to do and how to do all these without wasting any money
How to arrive in Jaisalmer?
1. Trains to Jaisalmer
From Delhi, Ahmedabad, Mumbai, or any other city, the cheapest way to arrive at Jaisalmer is via train. Some of the best trains available for a trip to Jaisalmer are:
Runicha Express (14659) from Delhi to Jaisalmer and it takes around 18 hours to reach Jaisalmer. Along with this, there is 2 more train option from Delhi. A 3-tier AC seat here will cost you Rs 1200 per person.
From Ahmedabad, train options to Jaisalmer are limited & currently, you can check BDTS JSM EXP 22931, which leaves from Mumbai to Jaisalmer & also stops at Ahmedabad. To get more information on trains to Jaisalmer, visit https://www.irctc.co.in/
Tip: Anther train option to reach Jaisalmer is to look for trains for Jodhpur, and then from Jodhpur book a taxi to reach Jaisalmer, which takes 4-5 hours. You can get a one side taxi from Jodhpur to Jaisalmer for Rs 2000-2500 per car.
2. Jaisalmer by road (bus or taxi)
Along with trains, you can also plan a trip to Jaisalmer via road from cities like Delhi or Ahmedabad. From Ahmedabad, Jaisalmer is a 530 km drive (9-10 hours) and from Delhi, Jaisalmer is 795 km (13-14 hour drive).
Buses for Jaisalmer are available on daily bases from Delhi, and Ahmedabad and the cost is the same as trains (Rs 1000-1500 per person). You can contact us via mail for booking bus tickets from Delhi, and Ahmedabad to Jaisalmer, by filling out our Jaisalmer Contact Form.
3. Flights to Jaisalmer
Direct flights to Jaisalmer are only available from Jaipur, Surat, and Ahmedabad & for other cities in India, all flights to Jaisalmer are 1 stop flights, stopping in the cities mentioned above.
A plane ticket to Jaisalmer would cost between Rs 2500 to 5000 depending on how close is Jaisalmer to your city. Like from Ahmedabad, a place ticket is around Rs 2250-3000, from Delhi it’s Rs 2900-3500 and from Bangalore, it’s Rs 3600-4500 per person.
Where to stay in Jaisalmer?
There are two options when it comes to book a stay in Jaisalmer. 1st is in Jaisalmer city and 2nd is in desert. Below you will find details on both.
1. Hotels in Jaisalmer City
When we say that look for hotels in Jaisalmer city, it means that either a hotel inside Jaisalmer Fort or outside Fort. Though more options are available outside Jaisalmer Fort, still many of our guests ask for a room in the fort area.
So you can check hotels like Garh Jaisal, and Hotel Victoria which are inside Jaisalmer Fort, but there as a tour company we will suggest booking a hotel outside the fort as they are more value for money.
Some suggested hotels (outside the fort) are Marina Mahal, Mystic Jaisalmer, Hotel Priya (less than Rs 1500 per night) Fort Rajwada, Rang Mahal, Marriott Resort & Spa, Rawal Kot, Club Mahindra (star rated), and also check out Suryagarh, which is the most luxurious hotel in Jaisalmer.
2. Camps outside Jaisalmer
2nd accommodation options in Jaisalmer are desert camps which are mostly situated in Kanoi village (35 km from Jaisalmer) and Sam (45 km from Jaisalmer).
Most travelers prefer to stay one night in desert camps as a part of their tour plan to visit the desert area, enjoy desert safari & later visit the camp for some dance dinner program and stay a night at the camps.
Some of the best camps to checkout are Rajputana Desert Camp, Dangri Desert Safari Camp (mid-budget) and Damodara Desert Camp, Serai Camp, Nirvana Nature Resort (luxury options)
The best will be to stay 1 night in city & 1 in the desert, that what most travelers prefer to plans trip to Jaisalmer with us.
What to see at Sam Sand Dune, Jaisalmer?
Sam Sand Dune, Jaisalmer
A trip to Sam sand dune is a must for all travelers visiting Jaisalmer. Sam is 45 km west of Jaisalmer & here you can enjoy activities like:
- Camel & Jeep Safari at sand dunes
- Folk dance & musical program at Camp
- Overnight stay at desert camps
- Visit the sunset point in Sam
To enjoy all the above activities you must minimum give 1 night (from 4 pm t0 11 am next day) and all these are available with our Jaisalmer camp package.
Along with a tour of Sam sand dunes, you can plan to visit a few more sites by giving one extra day. These are:
- Kuldhara haunted village
- Khuri sand dunes
- Tanot Mata temple
- Longewala Post
Here Kuldhara & Khuri are under 50 km from Sam, and both Tanot Mata temple & Longewala is more than 100 km away, which require 1 full day trip.