TWO DAYS IN JAISALMER,DAY-1(25 NOVEMBER 2018)
We had an AC train at 11:05 pm from Bikaner and reached Jaisalmer at 4:30 am. Outside of the station there were many auto rickshaws. We went to hotel by a auto rickshaw. We reached the hotel before check-in time,so we stayed at hotel’s guest room for some time. We had our breakfast at 9 am at roof-top restaurant of the hotel. There was a large number of foreigners at the hotel.
Jaisalmer is in the heart of the Thar Desert. It is known as the “Golden City” because the yellow sandstone used throughout the architecture of both the fort and the town below. Our hotel is also built by yellow sand stone.The best time to visit jaisalmer is from november to march.
Shortly afterwards, a hotel representative took us to the market. We will go to ‘ Sam Sand Dunes’ in the afternoon. We will see the sunset here and then we will see the local cultural function. We will have to pay extra money,rupees 5400 for three people(including dinner).At 3:15 pm we started for the desert safari by car. After a certain distance our driver told us,” your camel safari will start now”. Camels’ caretaker helped us to ride on the camel.
The site(Sam Sand Dunes) is located at a distance of 42 km from Jaisalmer city. It is a desert area and most famous tourist destination in Jaisalmer. The best to reach Sam Sand Dunes is evening(Sunset) at around 4:15-7 pm or early morning, during Sunrise time. After watching the sunset over Sam Sand Dunes, we came on a camel ride where the driver was waiting for us. Then we went to see the cultural program of the local people. We enjoyed the program for two hours. At first they served us tea and snacks. At the end of the program it was dinner time, I saw a lots of food arranged ghee roti(bread), ghee paratha, fried rice,mixed sabji,peas cheese,salads,some local dishes and saffron sooji(semolina) halwa. Halwa was very tasty. After dinner, the driver took us to our hotel. Tomorrow we will go to see Jaisalmer Fort(Sonar Kella).