Experience the soul of this enchanted "Golden City"; better known as Jaisalmer. Located in the Thar Desert, one of the main draws in this city is the daunting 12th century Jaisalmer Fort. Stay in a luxury tent and embark on your various excursions with the desert camp as your base. See the beautiful havelis, visit tiny settlements of local communities, the Desert National Park, safari the vast area in your jeep and camel ride at sunset. This is the India some have heard of but most know nothing about.
Meet your driver for a private transfer to Jaisalmer. (290 Kms/ 6 Hrs)
Prince Desert Camp is located at Sam, 45 kms from Jaisalmer (known as sand dunes of Thar Desert). With 40 tents furnished with modern amenities and traditional interiors, Prince Desert Camp is one of the best camping sights in Thar Desert. The tents are exclusively designed to provide visitors experience of a lifetime.
Today you will explore Jaisalmer - the golden city in Rajasthan. During this tour you will visit the following places:
Jaisalmer Fort: Built in 12th century, the grand Jaisalmer Fort (also known as the Golden Fort or Sonar Kila) is one of the most formidable forts in the desert state of Rajasthan. The fort is located atop the Trikuta Hill and surrounded by a 30 feet high wall with 99 fortresses.
Jaisalmer Havelis: Jaisalmer Havelis were once the home of wealthy merchants. These havelis of Jaisalmer are well-known for their creative designs and adornments.
Gadsisar Sagar Lake: Gadsisar Sagar Lake is also one of the most breathtaking attractions in the city of Jaisalmer. The lake is famous as an ideal picnic spot in the city. The lake offers an opportunity to view hundreds of migratory birds during the winter season.
Tazia Tower: Tazia Tower is also a worth visiting attraction in the sandy city of Jaisalmer, Rajasthan, India. It rises from the Palace of Clouds (Badal Mahal). The stunning Tazia Tower is well-known for its brilliantly engraved galleries on each storey.
Avail a vehicle and driver at your disposal around Northern India.
After breakfast at the hotel, get ready for an off road desert experience, visit tiny settlements of local communities and a chance to spot black bucks, blue bulls and other desert wildlife. In between you will enjoy a picnic lunch and return back in the late afternoon.
The Thar Desert, which is known as the 'ocean of sands', covers a large portion of western Rajasthan. It's a wrong notion of people that the deserts can't support a varied flora and fauna. The Desert National Park is located 45 km west of the Jaisalmer city in the west Indian state of Rajasthan. There are over 40 species of reptiles, including the burrowing spiny-tailed lizard, Russel's Viper, saw-scaled viper and the dragon-like common monitor. Other predatory animals such as the desert fox, the common fox, the adaptable jackal and the black-spotted desert cat are also shy and elusive but can be seen at waterholes. Desert hare and the long-cared hedgehog are among the smaller denizens of the park.
Today, visit this natural wonder on a camel cart. Approximate time: 3-4 hours.
Pleasurable Moments - Watching Sand Dunes at Sunset
Prince Desert Camp is located at Sam, 45 kms from Jaisalmer (known as sand dunes of Thar Desert). With 40 tents furnished with modern amenities and traditional interiors, Prince Desert Camp is one of the best camping sights in Thar Desert. The tents are exclusively designed to provide visitors experience of a lifetime. Experience the soul of this enchanting land on a camel safari and Jeep safaris in Jaisalmer.
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Alton J Hundley ,
March 14, 2011
"Our trip to India was a wonderful and magical event! We owe our gratitude to Kensington Tours for making the trip run so smoothly. The guides were exceptionally friendly and caring towards our four year old son and our driver was absolutely amazing!"
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Glenn Dorfman ,
March 10, 2010
"Our two weeks in India and Nepal doing the Golden Triangle, Varanasi and the Ganges, and Kathmandu went precisely as planned. Airport greetings and transfers, the drivers and especially the guides were all just great; highly qualified, interesting and dedicated to see that you have an interesting and safe experience. I have many examples to share of this. The itinerary was perfect. We have no complaints at all. Would be glad to share more details with prospective travelers."
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Mohmud Kassam ,
February 24, 2010
"Very helpful from the beginning and helped us change our itinerary so many times until we got it right. We really appreciate your effort. All guides were somewhat knowledgeable. We found that they were not as forthcoming as we would have liked and therefore we had to ask many questions to get more out of them. They were however very pleasant and patient. Vehicles were excellent! We chose Kensington Tours because you gave us the option of a “private guided trip” which is exactly what we were looking for. We have been on many tours and did not want a tour package where we had to go with a big group. Overall our experience was very good. The trip was exactly what we were looking for. The accommodation, cars and guides and agent reps were all very good and helpful. India was incredible!"
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February 09, 2010
"Sorry for the late response, I've been meaning to write to you since we came back to thank you so much for your assistance with coordinating our trip. India was such an amazing experience and truly a fascinating country. We appreciate the upgrades and the travel by private car as it made a difference in our trip. All three hotels were excellent and we found the local tour service to be prompt and very accommodating. I will certainly be using Kensington Tours again for any future travel. Thanks again!"
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