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Staying 3 nights in Jaisalmer, what attractions we should see

Staying 3 nights in Jaisalmer, what attractions we should see

Sep 21st, 2014, 12:33 AM
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Staying 3 nights in Jaisalmer, what attractions we should see

We also go to Jodpur, Udaipur, Jaipur, Agra, Pushkar as well
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Sep 21st, 2014, 05:04 AM
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Downtown area... Safari into desert area
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Sep 21st, 2014, 06:59 AM
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The attraction in Jaisalmer is the town itself and especially the fort area of it. As rhkkmk mentions, a camel ride & overnight in the desert, if that's what's called a "safari". It's a tourist thing they've devised, my friend seemed to enjoy it but I passed as I just like walking around the town.

I've spent time in both Jaisalmer & Jodhpur twice and I'd happily return to Jodhpur. Not, I don't think, Jaisalmer.
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Sep 21st, 2014, 07:14 AM
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If you don't want to spend a night in the desert (I didn't) you might still enjoy a camel or jeep ride out there.

But the main attraction is the town iself, especially the fort. I really enjoyed it, but I stayed in the fort itself, with a room overlooking the ramparts, and I think these days (that was 2001) the recommendation is to not stay in the fort for ecological reasons.
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Sep 21st, 2014, 08:07 AM
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Our Jaisalmer "sunset in the desert" experience was not at all what we expected. The desert was like a shopping mall on a weekend. Besides all of the people, many entrepreneurs inhabit the desert at sunset: singing gypsies, dancing children, tube-tooting locals, and of course the snack vendors
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Sep 21st, 2014, 10:00 AM
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Sorry to hear that, marija. Of course, my experience was right after 9-11 in 2001, so there weren't many tourists around. I wound up sitting round a camp fire with a bunch of Gujeratis singing folk songs, with no-one else in sight, and a sky full of stars.
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Sep 22nd, 2014, 07:43 AM
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Mehramgarh fort, jaswant Thadas, Umaid Bhawanin jodhpur and dinner and folk dance on sandunes, camel safari, jaisalemer fort in jaisalmer...ask me more
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