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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
the canon at the topmost floor of the Jaisalmer fort

View of Jaisalmer city from the Jaisalmer fort
View of Jaisalmer city from the Jaisalmer fort

The last railway station from the Indian side can also be viewed from the topmost floor of the fort.

After visiting the Jaisalmer fort you can visit the forts of the diwans. Three hawelis are there namely

1.Diwan Nathmal ki haveli

Nathmal Ji ki haveli
Nathmal Ji ki haveli

2.Salim singh ki haveli

Salim Singh ki haveli
Salim Singh ki haveli

3.Patwon ki haveli

Patwon ki haveli
Patwon ki haveli

These activities will take nearly 2 hours. Now you can move to another location Gadisagar Lake. It was a rainwater conservation lake built by maharaja Rawal Jaisal, the first king of Jaisalmer. If you still have time, you can enjoy a boat ride there.

Now have a meal of traditional Rajasthani 'Dal Bati churma' at one of the traditional restaurants near the fort.

Traditional Rajasthani Dish "Dal Bati Churma"
Dal Bati Churma

You can also visit the 'National Handlloom Emporium' near the fort.

Time will be approximately 2:30 PM by then. Now take some rest and be prepared for a trilling journey through the desert.

2.The second half: You can rent a bike or you can accompany other travellers on your journey.

I booked a cab with two other groups for the ride.Your first location will be "Kuldhara haunted village". This is an abandoned village from the Maharaja's time.Residents of nearly 11 villages reportedly disappeared overnight during that period. The village is still in the same condition.

Temple at Kuldhara Haunted Village
Temple at the Kuldhara Haunted Village

Click some photos with the abandoned houses and start your ride towards the "Thar desert".

Kuldhara haunted village
Kuldhara haunted village

Kuldhara haunted village
Kuldhara haunted village

3.The Thar desert: Now you are in the second-largest desert in the world. You can book a Thar for Jeep Safari. This will be the most adventurous Jeep ride you have ever experienced. They will take you far inside the desert. The sunset is a must to enjoy during this ride. Sit on the sand and watch the Sunsets. Trust me this is a completely different experience you just cannot miss.

Thar desert
Thar desert

Now your cab will take you to your desert camp. These tents are situated in the mid of the desert. Take some rest and move to the common area where traditional cultural events take place. Enjoy the traditional cultural night followed by a traditional Rajasthani dinner. The first day of your trip ends here.

Rajasthani folk dance show at that desert
Rajasthani folk dance show at thar desert

Cultural programme
Cultural programme

Rajasthani traditional cultural show
Rajasthani traditional cultural show

Two days in Jaisalmer(Day 2):

Wake up early if possible by 6 AM and be ready for the most thrilling camel ride. At 50 Indian rupees, they will offer you a ride for nearly 15 minutes. If you pay an extra 400, they will take you to the shooting location of Bajrangi Bhaijaan and the 1965 war time boarder pillers. The time will be 9 AM by then.

Camel at Thar desert
Camel at Thar desert

Camel safari at Thar desert
Camel safari at Thar desert

The Thar desert
The Thar desert

Come back from the desert and start your journey to Tanot Mata Temple and "Longewala Yudh Sthall", the two most important locations of your trip. Book a cab and start your ride. You can take a meal at some amazing traditional roadside dhabas in Ramgarh on the way. Longewala is nearly 200 km from Jaisalmer. I couldn't cover Tanot Mata Temple due to a shortage of time so plan your trip considering the time factor.

Play some old Hindi songs on your car and feel the vibe of the ride while passing through the Thar desert. You can see windmills everywhere along with the largest television tower in the country.

Jaisalmer-Longewala highway
Jaisalmer-Longewala highway

Tanot Mata Temple: This mysterious temple came into notice during the 1971 Indo-Pak war as no mortars and bombs fired by the Pakistani army blasted inside the temple campus. This temple is now being taken care of by the border security force. Alongside the temple, there is a Mazar of pir baba. Give this place a visit.

Longewala Yudh Sthal: The place where the most accurate operation of the Indian Army took place where only 120 Indian soldiers of the Sikh regiment led by Major Kuldeep Singh Chandpuri defeated a whole tank regiment of the Pakistani army consisting of nearly 3000 Pak soldiers. The destroyed Pakistani tanks are still there in the same condition.

Captured Pakistani tank in 1971
Captured Pakistani tank in 1971

Captured Pakistani tank
Captured Pakistani tank

Captured Pakistani vehicle
Captured Pakistani vehicle

The bunkers of the Indian army and the small route connecting the bunkers which were built in a short span of time during that day are still in the same condition. Some anti-tank mines are still there and therefore some of the locations are barricaded by wire.

Indian bunker
Indian bunker

Route used to communicate between bunkers (Indian side)
Route used to communicate between bunkers (Indian side)

There is a war museum now where you can see the captured Pakistani weapons and other equipment.

Longewala War museum
Longewala War museum

Longewala War museum
Longewala War museum

The famous radio which Dharamveer Singh used to contact Major Kuldeep Singh about the Pakistani tanks is still there.

Border Security Force shows a documentary of 16 minutes about the longewala war in the auditorium.

These lines
These lines

Take some photos with the captured tanks and the Indian Bunkers and now you are ready to return to Jaisalmer. Your trip ends here. Your bus will start at 5 PM.

Take a seat and enjoy your journey to Jaipur carrying some sweet memories.

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