How beautiful Jaisalmer looks in Monsoon
Posted on August 5, 2019 by Ghoomophiro
Rajasthan is home to a number of amazing tourist spots whether it be Jaipur, Jodhpur, etc. The city under the spotlight is Jaisalmer.
Jaisalmer is situated in the deep west, just a little away from India-Pakistan border. This remote city has won the title of the ‘Golden city’ on the back of its majestic beauty.
Best time to visit Jaisalmer
Let us get it out and clear that the worst time to visit the desert state is summer season – that is from April to August. This is too hot especially in afternoons and temperatures rise up to 42 degrees – your experience will be spoiled by the heat. This, however, is the best time for budget travels.
Jaisalmer’s tourism peak season falls in the winter season that is months from November to March. In terms of climate, it is the best place to visit Jaisalmer – the nights are even cold while even during day time you can travel around with convenience. This, however, can also be a quite expensive time to visit the state.
The best time to visit Jaisalmer is thus the monsoon season that is September to October – especially the month of October. Despite this period being named monsoon, the desert city receives very little rainfall which might even increase humidity a little. But by October, the climate has grown pleasant and you can still get off-season benefits. The temperature remains bearable not rising above 37 degrees most of the days making it easy to travel.
How to reach Jaisalmer
Once you are in Jodhpur (230 kilometers from Jaisalmer) or Jaipur (560 kilometers from Jaisalmer), you can take a bus to Jaisalmer.
Best things to do in Jaisalmer
The city is full of temples, forts, lakes … Even a ghost town. Here we bring you a list of its top attractions. :
1 Jaisalmer Fort
Jaisalmer Fort seems very much abandoned by the government. There are no guards that guard it and no fixed hours during which to visit it. Besides marveling at its architectural splendor, you can shop for your souvenirs in shops in the fort, eat at local restaurants, drink coffee and at easy to find cafes.
The fort also has a brilliant Jain Temple which is really beautiful and a sight worth seeing in itself.
2. Bada Bagh
Figuratively ‘big garden’, the Bada Bagh is a cemetery with a number of cenotaphs built in here. This tranquil place can be visited for a fee of hundred rupees
3. Gadi Sagar Lake
The beautiful lakes have a same somewhat abandoned look as the fort but it is still a splendid sight. Beautiful temples sit on it appearing to be almost floating.
4. Haveli Hunting
Jaisalmer is known for its Havelis – traditional Rajasthani styled Mansions where very rich people live. We recommend exploring at least a couple of them.
5. Camel Safari in the Sand Dunes
There is no point of being in Rajasthan unless you have had a Camel Safari. Jaisalmer offers you this option at several places and the sand dunes in and surrounding the city offer the perfect place to go on a camel ride. They last from a few hours to several days – we recommend going for shorter ones unless you are sure of yourself for reason of weather conditions.
6. Try the traditional Rajasthani dresses
Another must-do when in Rajasthan is to wear Rajasthan dresses and get photographed wearing them. It is one of the most fun things to do in Jaisalmer.
This is all from us today. We hope you will consider visiting Jaisalmer this monsoon. 🙂