This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Jaisalmer. To help you make friends with Jaisalmer before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!
Jaisalmer is home to one of the largest forts in the world -- a very astonishing view of the fort can be seen just as you arrive at the railway station. The city has not changed from when it was ruled by the kings. People still stay inside the fort and have made tourism their bread and butter. Rooms in Jaisalmer are available both within and outside the fort. People will come running toward you from the moment you either get off the bus or the train. They offer you everything, starting from live folk music to the great sand dunes safari on camels and initially rooms to stay in Jaisalmer.
While looking for a hostel in Jaisalmer, make sure that the room is clean and all the lights and fans are working -- try not to take a room that's too expensive because you probably won't spend that much time in it as you will have fun traveling around the amazing fort city. The rooms in Jaisalmer outside the fort are cheaper in comparison to within the fort. It is better because you may see the fort gently smiling with the setting or rising sun. The city offers large variety of local food and folk music. If time permits, you must take a nights trip to the sand dunes -- you can ride to the sand dunes; take a camel safari on the sand dunes; and experience a traditional dinner, folk music, and dance; plus get sleeping bags to sleep on the sand dunes and the next morning come back to the fort. This package can be availed from the fort of Jaisalmer itself.
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