Golden Jaisalmer

Unveil the treasures of India’s Golden City. Rising out of the expanse of the Great Thar Desert in north-west Rajasthan, Jaisalmer is the world’s only living fortified city.

Journey Overview

Unveil the treasures of India’s Golden City. Rising out of the expanse of the Great Thar Desert in north-west Rajasthan, Jaisalmer is the world’s only living fortified city. Step inside its yellow sandstone walls to explore the winding lanes filled with a kaleidoscope of intricately carved merchant’s houses, elaborate Jain temples and handicraft stores. After a day taking in the city’s many incredible architectural wonders, escape to your luxury desert camp and spa in the midst of exotic, rolling sand dunes.

Highlights

  • Explore the fabled 12th century desert kingdom of Jaisalmer
  • Wander through the laneways of one of the biggest living forts in the world
  • Enjoy sunset by camelback through the golden landscape of the desert
  • Reside in luxury desert camp and spa, The Serai
Itinerary

Journey Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive Jaisalmer

Receive a warm A&K welcome on arrival into Jaisalmer in the far west of Rajasthan in the North West of India and transfer privately to your desert camp and spa set amidst the indigenous sand dunes of the Thar Desert. Spend the rest of the day easing into your magical surroundings.
SUJÁN The Serai (Luxury Tent) | Meals: BLD

Day 2: Jaisalmer

Step back in time on a discovery of India’s Golden City. This enchanting citadel was once an important defence and trade town due to its position on the camel trade routes. Now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, perched on a ridge of yellow sandstone, it’s crowned by the 800-year-old Jaisalmer Fort which has nearly 100 turrets to defend it. Let your private guide reveal hidden treasures within its golden sandstone walls. Navigate the narrow lanes to find the Raj Mahal (royal palace), intricately carved merchant houses and elaborately engraved Jain temples. Listen to the cries of vendors echoing through the winding laneways as you wander beneath swathes of vibrant Rajasthani wall hangings and embroidery. Step inside the stores to find the extraordinary textiles that the area is known for. Spend your afternoon at leisure back in camp. This evening, head further into the shimmering sand dunes. Take a camel ride under the desert stars and enjoy sundowners while serenaded by Rajasthani folk musicians.
SUJÁN The Serai (Luxury Tent) | Meals: BLD

Day 3: Jaisalmer

Make the most of the resort’s activities today. Take a dip in the swimming pool inspired by a traditional Indian step-well. Visit the SUJAN Spa created by Raison d'Etre, one of the leading Spa companies in the world. Meet fellow travellers in the Lounge Bar or enjoy the tranquillity of your own relaxation area.

Alternatively, choose from a menu of half-day tours. Embark on a discovery of the ancient temples scattered through the desert. Unravel the unique stories of each place of worship and enjoy glimpses of village life, religion and superstition. Step into the unique world of a desert village. Meet artisans and villagers, taste the local cuisine and watch life drift by at a village well. Or visit the abandoned Kuldhara Village and imagine a bygone era as you roam amongst the eerie sandstone ruins (additional charge).
SUJÁN The Serai (Luxury Tent) | Meals: BLD

Day 4: Depart Jaisalmer

Transfer privately to Jaisalmer for your onward journey.
Meals: B

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Accommodation/Partners

Accommodation/Partners

SUJAN The Serai, Jaisalmer

Golden Jaisalmer

The Serai, Jaisalmer, is a luxury desert camp and spa set on a hundred acre estate of indigenous desert scrub. There are twenty-one guest ... Read more

Journey Dates & Prices

As this Private Journey can be personalised to your specific requirements, it is not available for online booking.

Depending on your preferred dates and arrangements, final pricing will vary from low season to peak season travel.

Please call A&K on 1300 851 800 or send us a booking enquiry to book this journey

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