Things to do in Jaisalmer
India,  Rajasthan

11 Things to do in Jaisalmer for Unforgettable Vacation

People from all over India visit Jaisalmer to endure the beauty of the city and there are so many activities to do in the city that will absolutely make your day. Some of the activities that people enjoy doing are paramotoring, off-roading in the desert and many more. Jaisalmer has so many things to offer that it is hard to explore the place in a day. So, I have made a list of things to do in Jaisalmer that you people can enjoy here.

Best Activities in Golden city of India – Jaisalmer

1. Boating at Gadisar Lake

Boating at Gadisar Lake
Boating at Gadisar Lake

The Gadisar lake was built in 1367 and the lake looks beautiful; beauty is the only reason people visit here. Boating here is fun with family and friends, couples find this place romantic. On the bank of the lake, there are Ghats, Temples too. Prices vary for boating. For a two-seater, the boating price is INR 100 and the price gradually increases with boat seating capacity. 

Location = Gadisar Lake

Timings = 8:00AM – 8:00PM

Ideal Duration = Around 1-2 hours

Must Read = Tourist Places at Golden city of India – Jaisalmer

2. Parasailing at Kanoi

Parasailing at Kanoi
Parasailing at Kanoi

If you don’t fear height, then Parasailing is a must to try. Some get confused with parasailing and paragliding the only difference is that parasailing the parachute is tied to a jeep. This activity is the most famous among all and Rajasthan is suitable for aero activities. The activity is safe and conducted under the instructions of qualified instructors.

Timings = 10:00AM – 5:00PM

Cost = Around INR 700

Ideal Duration = Around 1-2 Hours

3. Paramotoring


Paramotoring is the activity that you should try at least once in life. The instructors will take you to a safe height to glide and from there you can also take selfies and the view that you will get of golden dunes is mind-blowing. If you wonder how the glide will be controlled then there is nothing to worry about because you glide will be a pilot.

Ideal Duration = Around 1 Hour 

Timings = 9:00AM – 6:00PM

Fee = INR 2000

4. Shopping at Jaisalmer Bazaar

Shopping at Jaisalmer Bazaar
Shopping at Jaisalmer Bazaar

Location = Sadar Bazaar, Bhatia Bazaar, Pansari Bazaar.

Timings = 8:00AM – 6:00PM

Ideal Duration = around 1 hour

Suggested Read = Tourist Places at Hill station of Rajasthan – Mount Abu

5. Off-Roading in Thar Desert

Off-Roading in Thar Desert
Off-Roading in Thar Desert

As the name suggests you get a chance to off-road in the heart of Thar desert. Off-roading is done in an SUV to explore the desert and you should have enough driving skills for off-roading. For the safety of everyone, the activity is done under professionals supervision.

Location = Thar Desert 

Timings = 9:00PM – 5:30PM

Activity Duration = Around 2-3 hours

6. Camping at Desert

Camping at Desert
Camping at Desert

Camping here in the desert is fun, you will get to see many performances of dance and music. You can also opt for a camel safari and delicious dinner to beat the tiredness. Camping is the best thing that you can do overnight in Jaisalmer.

Timings = 12:00AM – 11:00PM

Location = Sarai, Prince Desert camp, Royal Desert Camp 

Charges = INR 5000 – 9000 for overnight camping & INR 1500 for camel safari and food

7. Quad biking at Sam Sand Dunes

Quad biking at Sam Sand Dunes
Quad biking at Sam Sand Dunes

It’s a perfect adventure for bikers’ enthusiasts and is another great way to explore Thar desert and sandy terrain that makes biking fun. A trained professional is always there to make the ride enjoyable and safe. The ride lasts around an hour and its enough to make your day.

Timings = 10:00AM – 6:00PM

Location = Thar Desert

Trip Duration = Around 1-2 Hours

Suggested Read = Activities at Hill Station of Rajasthan – Mount Abu

8. Desert National Park

Desert National Park
Desert National Park

If you think this national park will be green and full of trees and bushes, then you will be surprised to see that the whole park is barren and have rocky surfaces. Here you can see different animals like Chinkara, Indian fox, Wild cat, and the Great Indian Bustard.

Location = Myajlar Road, Jaisalmer    

Timings = 7:00AM – 5:00P

MIdeal Duration = Around 1-2 hours

9. Enjoy the Puppet Show 

Enjoy the Puppet Show
Enjoy the Puppet Show

A puppet show is visited by many people and to watch the show you must visit the Desert Culture center. The show lasts around an hour and here you can know more about the culture and traditions of Rajasthan.    

Charges = INR 100 per person

Location = Gadisar Rd, Amar Sagar Pol

Timings = 6:00AM – 8:00PM 

10. Rajasthani Cuisines

Rajasthani Cuisines
Rajasthani Cuisines

Food is the best stress buster and Jaisalmer has so many mouth-watering dishes. While exploring the city and after enjoying so many activities you will need to satisfy your hunger. Dal Bhati Churma is famous all over Rajasthan and in sweet Ghotua Ladoo is a must to try.

Timings = 9:00AM – 8:00PM

Duration = Around 2-3 hours 

11. Sightseeing – Jaisalmer Fort

Sightseeing - Jaisalmer Fort
Sightseeing – Jaisalmer Fort

If you don’t have enough time for exploration, then you can hire a guide who will save your time and show you the best places for sightseeing in Jaisalmer. From the Jaisalmer fort, you can experience the best view of the surrounding.

Ideal Duration = Around 1-2 hours

Charges = INR 50 

Timings = 9:00AM – 5:00PM

Suggested Read = Tourist Places at the city of Forts – Chittorgarh

Frequently asked Questions?

Q. What to do in Jaisalmer?

A. Jaisalmer offers many places for travelers like camping, boating, visit forts, and shopping.

Q. Why Jaisalmer is called the golden city?

A. Jaisalmer is known as the Golden City of India because of the sand and sandstones that are used in the architecture of the city.

Q. Where is Jaisalmer located?

A. Jaisalmer is located in Rajasthan – India and this is the popular city in India and it is also known as the Golden city of India.

Q. Who built Jaisalmer fort?

A. Jaisalmer Fort is a World Heritage Site declared UNESCO under the group Hill Forts of Rajasthan and Fort was built by the Rajput ruler Rawal Jaisal in 1156 AD.

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