We reached Jaisalmer at around 11:30 AM by Intercity train from Jaipur. Jaisalmer is a very small city and most of the streets are narrow. The  important places here could be visited  by walk and occasionally need to hire autoricksaw.

We visited Nathmal Ki Haveli and Pathon Ki Haveli which is few meters away from "Jaisal Palace Hotel" where we stayed. We had glimpse of the haveli from outside and enjoyed the architecture. From here we went to Gadisar Lake which is a few kilometer away and  had a nice trip in row boating. Then enjoyed the Puppet show in the nearby museum. The show could have been better if they had played with two or more puppets.

Jaisalmer Fort: This Fort was named after the Bhati ruler Maharawal Jaisal. Also known as Sonar Qila (Golden Fort). Here residential buildings are made of yellow sand stone. There are armoury museum, potrait of the ruler of Jaisamer, various stamps and coins, small sundial placed at the terrace for calculating time, royal palaces etc. Around 5000 families have settled here in the Fort. The main Fort has two walls running parallel , used for the movement of Security guards. There are Jain temples inside the Fort and the architecture of the buildings are appealing.
Sam Sand Dune: The most exciting experience of this travel was to Sam Sand Dunes located in the midst of the Desert. We reached there at about 5.30 pm. We kept our bags in the hut allotted to us. Inside the hut there is a bed, small ventilator, doors, a bathroom cum western Toilet with pipe line arrangements. This was our first ever trip to Desert.

After having a cup of tea we left for Sam Sand dunes in camel back with a maximum of 2 person per camel. The camel ride  from 'Khuri' to Sam Sand dunes took 15 minutes. We stayed in Sam Dunes till the sunset at about 7 pm and returned back to the hut. We were served with snacks and enjoyed Rajasthan Folk music, dance specially arranged for visitors. After cultural program we were served with local Rajasthani food for the dinner and some returned to Jaisalmer and  we 6 people stayed  in the hut. Some people stayed in the nearby Tents.

The place was very calm, dark and lonely in the night and we were excited.  Electricity was available upto 11.30 pm and water throughout the stay. The next day morning at about 6.30, in the chill weather, we climbed the desert top to see the sunrise. Wow! what a scenery!!!. Our experience was one of its kind. We left the place at 9.30 am. On the way some villages  were sighted.

Mandir Palace: This is just few meters away from the hotel where we stayed. This palace is similar to any other palace we saw in Rajasthan. Hence we looked  the palace from outside and went for shopping in nearby Gandhi Emporium.

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