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Jaisalmer Fort (Nivalink Trip Dated - 19 March 2011)
Gadisar Lake (Nivalink Trip Dated - 19 March 2011)
Lodurva Jain Temple (Nivalink Trip Dated - 19 March 2011)
Lodurva Jain Temple (Nivalink Trip Dated - 19 March 2011)
Jaisalmer Fort
Bada Bagh (Photo Courtesy: Antoine Taveneaux)
Camp at Sam Sand Dunes (Nivalink Trip Dated - 19 March 2011)
Camel at Sam Sand Dunes (Nivalink Trip Dated - 19 March 2011)
Bishnoi Village
Mehrangarh Fort

Jodhpur Jaisalmer Break is a Desert Circuit Short Break of Rajasthan that covers major destinations of Jodhpur (Forts and Temples) and Jaisalmer (Fort and Sand Dunes).

Route

Jodhpur(2) - Sam(1) - Jaisalmer(1)

Summarised Itinerary
  • Day-1 Arrival to Jodhpur, Evening visit to Mandore Gardens, Balsamand Lake.
  • Day-2 Sightseeing in and around Jodhpur.
  • Day-3 Jodhpur - Jaisalmer Sam Dunes. Sand Dune experience in the evening.
  • Day-4 Jaisalmer Sightseeing.
  • Day-5 Departure
Sightseeing Summary

Jaisalmer - Jaisalmer Fort (1.00 kms), Patwon Ki Haveli (2.00 kms), Gadisar Lake (2.50 kms), Sam Sand Dunes (40.00 kms), Ramdevra Temple (118.00 kms)

Jodhpur - Mehrangarh Fort (9.00 kms), Jaswant Thada (10.00 kms), Mandore Gardens (12.00 kms), Bishnoi Village (20.00 kms), Shri Osiya Mataji (60.00 kms), Osiyan Jain Temples (60.00 kms), Osian Desert Experience (60.00 kms), Ramdevra Temple (190.00 kms)

Sam - Sam Sand Dunes (0.50 kms)

Preferred Arrival /Departure Destination
Arrival - Jodhpur Departure - Jodhpur
Best Season to Travel
  • Jan
  • Feb
  • Mar
  • Apr
  • May
  • Jun
  • Jul
  • Aug
  • Sep
  • Oct
  • Nov
  • Dec
Popular Extensions to the Itinerary

Guests looking for experiential stay could opt for Manvar between Jodhpur and Jaisalmer instead of Sam Dune stay which can be a bit touristy.

Distances
  • Jodhpur to Sam -334 kms (6.5 hrs)
  • Sam to Jaisalmer -45 kms (1 hrs)
  • Jaisalmer to Jodhpur -305 kms (6 hrs)
Route

Jodhpur(2) - Sam(1) - Jaisalmer(1) - Jodhpur

Detailed Itinerary

Day-1 Arrival to Jodhpur, Evening visit to Mandore Gardens, Balsamand Lake. Arrival at Jodhpur. Jodhpur is an access point to Desert circuit Areas and a major tourist destination known for its Mehrangarh Fort, handicrafts and craft villages around. Evening visit to Mandore Gardens and explore the local market.

Day-2 Sightseeing in and around Jodhpur. Visit Jaswant Thada and Mehrangarh Fort. Do shopping in Jodhpur for textiles and handicrafts. Late afternoon visit to Osiyan (60 kms) to Osiya Mata Temple, Jain Temples and Sand Dunes. Evening dinner by the Dunes with traditional dance performance. Alternatively one can do an excursion to Bishnoi village (20 kms) near Jodhpur. At Bishnoi Village experience rural communities of potters and weavers, spot Black Bucks / Blue bulls / Migratory Birds and spend evening at Bishnoi Village for Dinner alongwith a traditional dance performance.

Day-3 Jodhpur - Jaisalmer Sam Dunes. Sand Dune experience in the evening.  Travel to to Jaisalmer (300 kms - 5.5 hrs). Enroute one can visit Manvar Oasis, Pokaran village and Ramdevra Temple. Jaisalmer is a prime destination in Desert Circuit of Rajasthan, renowned for a Living Fort and Sand Dunes. Proceed 45 kms farther from Jaisalmer to Sam Dunes. Reach Sam by 4.30 pm. Enjoy the sunset on the dunes, camel ride. Evening campfire with Rajasthani folk music & dance. Overnight stay at a camp in Sand Dunes and enjoy a complete desert experience.

Day-4 Jaisalmer Sightseeing. Early morning can opt for Camel ride / Camel cart safari and after breakfast can leave for Jaisalmer city (45 kms - 1 hr). Visit the Jaisalmer Fort, Patwon Ki Haveli, Gadsisar Lake, Cenotaphs, Jain Temples around Jaisalmer.

Day-5 Departure Travel to Jodhpur (300 kms - 5.5 hours) and proceed for onward journey.

Detailed Sightseeing

Jaisalmer :

  • Jaisalmer Fort - Jaisalmer fort is one of the rare living forts with a sizeable community living inside the fort. It has a few heritage hotels that allow guests to experience living in a fort, temples and an entire community that has been living there for generations. Fort offers views of the Jaisalmer and Thar desert beyond.

  • Patwon Ki Haveli - Patwon ki Haveli is a short walk from Jaisalmer fort and town centre and is an exquisitely carved residence of the rich merchants in the area and now open to visitors to marvel. A definite must visit for photographers and heritage travellers.

  • Gadisar Lake - Gadisar lake is just a walk from Patwon ki Haveli and rest of town centre and kind of place best to visit around Sunset for good views and a bit of boating.

  • Sam Sand Dunes - Sam Sand Dunes at about 40 kms from Jaisalmer are renowned for the touristy desert experience that it offers. There are number of camps set around here alongwith Camel owners who provide a ride to guests arriving to the desert. Its recommended to arrive here in evening before sunset and enjoy sunset on sand dunes and then proceed to one of the camps for an evening entertainment and ethnic Rajasthani dinner experience.

  • Ramdevra Temple - Ramdevra lies on the Jodhpur - Jaisalmer route at about 120 kms Short of Jaisalmer near Pokhran. Ramdevra is home to the temple of Baba Ramdevji. Devotees from all over visit the temple all round the year. Ramdeora Fair is held here in the months of August and February and is attended by devotees in large numbers from all over India..

Jodhpur :

  • Mehrangarh Fort - Mehrangarh Fort is one of its kind fort that stands as the most prominent and visited monument in the city. Its vast, has a number of halls / rooms that are worth a visit and there is even a museum in there which displays weaponary and many artefacts from the royal past. Its a kind of must visit for anyone arriving to Jodhpur for its sheer grandeur.

  • Jaswant Thada - A quiet place and a well kept Royal Cenotaph enroute Mehrangarh Fort and offers excellent views of the fort and area around.

  • Mandore Gardens - The Mandore gardens, with its charming collection of temples, memorials and high rock terraces. The gardens house cenotaphs of many royal family members. The Mandore Gardens also house a government museum, a Hall of Heroes and a temple to 33 crore Gods.

  • Bishnoi Village - Bishnoi Villages around Jodhpur have a mix of craftm culture and wildlife. Guests have option to visit craft centres or just take a drive around and there is a good possibility that one can spot Nilgai, jackal, gazelles, antilopes etc. The area is excellent for bird watching as well in winter. There are ethnic resort around the area that are excellent for a traditional evening Rajasthani dinner over cultural programme.

  • Shri Osiya Mataji - Sachiya Mata Temple (Also known as Shri Osiya Mataji) is a renowned local pilgrimage and considered main deity for some of the local communities of Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh.

  • Osiyan Jain Temples - Osian is famous as home to the cluster of ruined Brahmanical and Jain temples dating from the 8th to 11th centuries. It is an important Jain pilgrimage center for the Oswal Jain community.

  • Osian Desert Experience - For guests arriving at Jodhpur and not having time to drive to Jaisalmer, Osian represents an excellent alternative to experience Thar desert. Sand dunes near Osian are home to several camps who conduct evening entertainment programmes, camel rides and even overnight camping in desert villages.

  • Ramdevra Temple - Ramdevra lies on the Jodhpur - Jaisalmer route at about 120 kms Short of Jaisalmer near Pokhran. Ramdevra is home to the temple of Baba Ramdevji. Devotees from all over visit the temple all round the year. Ramdeora Fair is held here in the months of August and February and is attended by devotees in large numbers from all over India..

Sam :

  • Sam Sand Dunes - Sam Sand Dunes at about 40 kms from Jaisalmer are renowned for the touristy desert experience that it offers. There are number of camps set around here alongwith Camel owners who provide a ride to guests arriving to the desert. Its recommended to arrive here in evening before sunset and enjoy sunset on sand dunes and then proceed to one of the camps for an evening entertainment and ethnic Rajasthani dinner experience.

Destination Overview

Jodhpur - Jodhpur is the city known for its crafts, Forts, Palaces and Vibrant rural backdrop around it.

Sam - Sam Sand Dunes are 45 kms from Jaisalmer and is known for its sand dunes and experience the camps offer there.

Jaisalmer - Jaisalmer is visited for its Fort, restored cenotaphs, temples and Sand dunes all around it. It comes alive during the desert Festival in Jan end.

Access
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Distances
  • Jodhpur to Sam -334 kms (6.5 hrs)
  • Sam to Jaisalmer -45 kms (1 hrs)
  • Jaisalmer to Jodhpur -305 kms (6 hrs)

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Distances
  • Jodhpur to Sam -334 kms (6.5 hrs)
  • Sam to Jaisalmer -45 kms (1 hrs)
  • Jaisalmer to Jodhpur -305 kms (6 hrs)

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