Travel Guide to Jaisalmer & Bikaner

Best things to do and see in Jaisalmer & Bikaner

Jaisalmer & Bikaner: Why go

Exotic Jaisalmer is found in the remote west of Rajasthan (a 6-hour drive from Jodhpur) in the barren Thar desert, yet is one of the most captivating destinations in India. Prosperous in medieval times due to its proximity to the camel train routes, 'the Golden City' is so-called due to the gilding of the exquisitely crafted sandstone of the sandcastle-like fort and havelis by the setting sun. Experience a camel safari adventure into the desert, stay amid the sands at luxury tented camp The Serai, or come for the busy Desert Festival every January/February, which features dancing, camel races, folk music and turban-tying contests! For a more off-the-beaten-track experience, consider basing yourself at the 'Red City' of Bikaner instead.

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