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Best itinerary to cover Jaisalmer in two days as a solo traveller

Updated: Jun 29, 2021


Camel in Thar desert
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Two days in Jaisalmer may seem like a short period of time but if you plan your trip systematically, you can cover almost all the locations of Jaisalmer in two days. I did a solo trip to Jaisalmer for two days recently and I have covered all the prime locations of Jaisalmer in just two days. I have shared my itinerary here and by following this, you can easily cover Jaisalmer in two days.

Jaisalmer fort : the only living fort in the entire world
Jaisalmer fort

Jaisalmer, the 'golden city' as popularly called is situated at the westernmost part of India sharing a border with Pakistan. Jaisalmer has been attracting tourists from all across the globe because of its unique golden charm and the old town vibes all across the city.

map of Jaisalmer fort on a rock
The Jaisalmer fort map

If you are planning to travel solo for two days, Jaisalmer is the best choice to start your solo journey. So plan your two days in Jaisalmer in such a way that you can visit all the locations and also get enough time to socialize with the locals.

The room where the maharaja used to live
The maharaja's bedroom

Besides the heritages of the 'Jaisalmer Fort' and Thar desert, Jaisalmer has a lot to offer to its visitors. Jaisalmer shares a border with Pakistan. The 'longewala Yudh sthall' and 'Tanot Mata Mandir' are the two locations you just cannot skip at all.

If you are planning a trip to Jaisalmer for two days as a solo traveler, this two-day itinerary is the best to cover Jaisalmer in two days.

Two days in Jaisalmer(Day 1):

If you are traveling from Jaipur by bus, you will reach Jaisalmer 'Hanuman Chauraha' by 9 AM. So after getting fresh, your day will start nearly from 10 AM. Dividing the whole day into two half's considering your first half will be ended by 2:30 PM.

The first half till 2:30 PM,

1.Jaisalmer Fort: This is the prime location of Jaisalmer. The fort is situated on a hill. Maharaja Jaisal Singh established this fort and this is the only living fort in the entire world where nearly 4000 people still live.

Jaisalmer fort from the top
Jaisalmer fort

You can roam around the fort by yourself or you can hire a guide for approx 500 Indian rupees(minimum) for better understanding.

the chair( throne) of the maharaja of Jaisalmer
The throne of the Maharaja

There will be artists inside the fort area performing traditional art forms. You can enjoy that and may also join them.

Traditional musicians of Jaisalmer performing Rajasthani folk songs
Artists performing traditional Rajasthani folks

A group of traditional artists performing Rajasthani folk songs
Artists performing at the Jaisalmer fort

There is a cannon at the topmost floor of the Jaisalmer Fort from where the whole city can be viewed.

the canon at the topmost floor of the Jaisalmer fort