At 12:30 pm, we will head into the desert by Jeep to see five historical desert sites.
Bada Bagh means “Grand Garden” and perched on a desert hilltop is an incredible historic Royal Cemetery constructed by the Maharajas in the 18th, 19th, and early 20th centuries. They are beautiful sandstone turrets above staircases with amazingly intricate designs. Walking amongst them your imagination will run wild, picturing an old majestic era.
Amar Sagar Jain Temple is dedicated to Lord Parshwanath, who is credited for bringing the “Karma” philosophy. The architectural design is a masterpiece to behold. It has an ivory marble exterior and inside is a feast for the eyes with detailed intricate carvings of figurines, animals, and gods. This temple is a key worship site for Jain people in the area.
A Gyspy Village. It is a little known fact that Gypsy culture originated in the desert surrounding Jaisalmer. This fascinating old culture has spread around Europe and the world. With their giant embroidered skirts, jingling silver anklets, and broad smiles, there is something mysterious and fascinating about these people who believe in a transient lifestyle. To wander through the village is to a glimpse of a different way of living in the world.
A Desert Oasis is something we have all heard about in tales of desert life and its mirages. These naturally occurring pools of water in a barren landscape are definitely a sight for sore eyes. To imagine stumbling upon a water source in a vast desert landscape is nothing short of miraculous.
Kuldhara an abandoned village. Once a thriving town, famous for being the last stop on the Silk Route in India, now stands in ruins and is believed to be haunted. The mysterious demise of this city has drawn treasure seekers from around the globe in search of the wealth that disappeared, as did its residents unexpectedly one night. Folklore suggests that the King of Jaisalmer fell in love with a beautiful girl from Kuldhara and demanded that she be his. In response to the demands, Kuldhara is one of 84 towns that disappeared overnight taking nothing with them. What happened to the people remains unknown. Their amassed wealth of gold, silver, and jewels was left untouched, and some are still believed to be buried amongst the ruins. It is now recognized as a world heritage site.
Camel Safari – We will head to the camel point, where you will meet your camel and go on a once-of-a-lifetime journey through the desert. We will find a beautiful secluded spot on the sand dunes to watch the spectacular sunset and take some amazing photos. We will then feast on a traditional desert dinner cooked on the campfire in front of you as you watch the sky turn from sunset golds to a beautiful starry night. We will then take you back to the hotel.