Jaisalmer

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Jaisalmer aka the ‘Golden City’ is famous for its carved yellow sandstone architecture and golden sand dunes. One of Rajasthan’s most extraordinary destinations, Jaisalmer was founded by, Raja Rawal Jaisal in 1156 A D and presents the visitor with an unforgettable medieval Indian time capsule. Our suggested tour of Jaisalmer is here so that you can leave all the planning to us and enjoy your time in this beautiful city.

Sonaar Haveli Jaisalmer has the best desert safari tour packages Jaisalmer. This is one of the amazing experiences you can’t miss when you are in Jaisalmer. Spend a Day or Night and evening in the Sam Sand Dunes Desert Camp at Jaisalmer and enjoy Camel Safari, Jeep Safari, Rajasthani folk Dance & Musical Team, and pure Rajasthani food in a desert under the Open sky of Thar Desert.
Sonaar Haveli has city views and is within easy walking distance of the Old City. Our Sonaar Haveli in-house concierge can provide more advice about the best things to do in Jaisalmer and make private sightseeing arrangements for you at competitive rates.

Explore Jaisalmer (Half Day Tour)

Starting from INR 1,000 per person

Start exploring the Golden City at sunrise, on the banks of Gadisar Lake a pioneering man-made water conservation tank built in the 15th century. A picturesque setting surrounded by shrines and temples, which represent the intricate Jaisalmer architecture. Thereafter, drive to Patwon-ki-Haveli, Jaisalmer’s most sought after site. A cluster of 5 mansions. It was built by a businessman called, Guman Chand Patwa, a gold and silver brocade trader and father to 5 sons. He built 1 haveli for each son. Inside the haveli are exquisitely carved pillars, extensive corridors and latticed balconies. Walk along the narrow winding lanes of the unhurried city and browse the markets….
Explore Jaisalmer (Half Day Tour)
Starting from INR 2,000 for 2 persons

Discover the Golden City with Sand Dunes
(Half Day Tour)

Starting from INR 1250 per person

After a morning at leisure, you will be driven in the afternoon to Sam Sand dunes. No trip to Jaisalmer is complete without a visit to the silky Sam Sand Dunes. Unless you’re staying in the desert (for example with our 3 nights Jaisalmer special package) we recommend ending your stay in Jaisalmer by heading out to the dunes for a sunset camel ride. Alternatively, the beautiful desert scenery, with its wind- carved ripples, can be enjoyed on foot or by Jeep. Either way, the evenings are particularly magical with the shifting mounds of dry white sand coming to life as vibrant cultural performances breathe color into the barren landscape…
Discover the Golden City with Sand Dunes
(Half Day Tour)
Starting from INR 2500 for 2 Persons

Desert Romance
(A Full Day Jaisalmer Sightseeing Tour)

Starting from INR 1750 per person

If you have only one day in Jaisalmer we recommend you start at Gadisar lake to take a quick picture in the most instagrammable setting in Jaisalmer. Surrounded by shrines and temples this really is the prettiest place to start. Then continue to see Patwon-ki-Haveli Jaisalmer’s most intricately carved mansion.
Desert Romance
(A Full Day Jaisalmer Sightseeing Tour)
Starting from INR 3500 for 2 Persons

Dunes and Desert Dreamscapes
(3 nights Special Package)

Starting from INR 9,500 Per Person

After a 2 night stay at Sonaar Haveli indulge in a night beneath the stars on the Sam sand dunes in comfortable tented accommodation to immerse yourself in the ideal Desert experience. We will provide transport to and from the desert and a camel ride to watch the sunset.

Honeymoon Special -
Dining in the Desert with Romantic Music
(Half Day evening experience)

Starting from INR 7,500 Per Person

Allow us to indulge you in a romantic evening beneath the stars starting with whisking you away in a private chauffeur driven car to the desert. You can enjoy a camel ride to watch the sunset and then be taken to your private area for a romantic Rajasthani dinner by the fire beneath the star lit sky.
Return with your chauffeur driven car to Sonaar Haveli.

Architectural Trail of the Havelis of Jaisalmer
(Half day Guided Tour)

Starting from INR 950 per person

One of Jaisalmer’s real showpieces are the charming havelis dotted along the old city’s tiny streets beneath the ramparts. Carved from the same golden-honey sandstone as the fort, these mansions were commissioned by wealthy merchants during the 18th and 19th centuries. If you are keen on architecture a guided tour is a must to explore the jharokhas and intricately carved pillars and murals.

Adventure Tour with Camel Safari around Jaisalmer
(Full Day Tour)

Starting from INR 2,750 per Person

Enjoy a camel safari across the beautiful desert landscape in Khuri or Loudarva dunes with a one night stay and dinner included.
Adventure Tour with Camel Safari around Jaisalmer
(Full Day Tour)
Starting from INR 2,000 for 2 Persons

When to Visit Jaisalmer

Every year in February the government organises the popular Desert Festival Jaisalmer which is a colorful series of events with competitions.
The festival is a colorful and photogenic affair with colorful Gair dancers and desert musicians displaying their talent and vivid musical instruments on the sun and moon lit dunes.

Camel decoration & camel races

Finding the longest moustache contest

Turban tying competitions

Getting to Jaisalmer

Sonaar Haveli is located half a Kilometre from Jaisalmer city centre and the Sonar fort. Being a hotel close to the centre you can walk or take a short camel ride into town.
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How to get to Jaisalmer:
There are daily flights from Jaipur to Jaisalmer and the flying time is 1 hour.
Driving to Jaisalmer:
Bikaner to Jaisalmer (Duration: 5.5 hours drive) or
Jodhpur to Jaisalmer (Duration: 5 hours) drives

The drive to Jaisalmer is very scenic with the desert landscape on both sides and herds of goats and sheep crossing your path as you come closer to the Golden City.
You can reach Jaisalmer by an overnight train from Jaipur.

Jaisalmer Weather

JAISALMER WEATHER

October to March

The best time to visit Jaisalmer is in the winter months November to March when the temperatures fall to 24 degrees Celsius. From December through to March Jaisalmer is generally hot and arid during the day but the temperature drops substantially at night and can touch 5 -10 degrees Celsius.

March to September

The Summer months in Jaisalmer are extremely strong with temperatures touching over 42 degrees Celsius and dust storms and winds. Although one can be indoors in air-conditioning and the hotel prices are lower during off season.