Rajasthan has a way of surprising you with its wonderful hidden gems. While Jaipur and Jodhpur are popular vacation spots for both families and couples, Jaisalmer is a lesser-known honeymoon location in Rajasthan. The word “Jaisalmer” brings up thoughts of a scorching desert, and it conjures up feelings of adventure rather than romance.
However, if you choose the proper month (November to February) and the correct activities, you can have a memorable unconventional honeymoon that is both romantic and adventurous. With your significant other, the Golden City is the most romantic and adventurous getaway. The Golden City of India is a lovely destination that teaches a lot about other cultures’ histories. Forts, folk music, camel safaris, and deserts are just a few of the attractions that make it an intriguing honeymoon location.
Take notes to see what you can do to make your Jaisalmer honeymoon vacation perfect.
Sightseeing in Jaisalmer Fort : Jaisalmer gets its name because of the picturesque Jaisalmer Fort or Sone ka Quila. The Jaisalmer Fort, which is one of the world’s largest forts and is located in Jaisalmer, stands tall, displaying its beauty and grandeur. It is also known as the Golden Fort because of its enormous yellow sandstone walls, which are bright yellow during the day and fade to honey-gold as the sun sets. It is the epitome of the cultural mix of nomadic desert nomads and aristocracy.
This UNESCO World Heritage site is a symbol of power and pride for the Thar desert. Sonar Quila, Rajasthan’s second-oldest fort, has witnessed and been a part of numerous legendary conflicts, but it still exudes the same charm and positive emotions that will leave you speechless when you view this magnificent building. A confluence of Islamic and Rajput architecture may be seen in its style and architecture.
Observing birds and boating at Gadisar Lake : The Gadisar Lake is one of Jaisalmer’s most spectacular man-made features. This lake, located in Rajasthan’s desert region, has the appearance of an oasis. This man-made lake, built around the 12th-13th centuries by King Rawal Jaisal, the founder of Jaisalmer, is now a renowned tourist destination.
It’s a great place to visit if you’re interested in architecture, culture, or serenity. The Gadisar lake’s side is lined with intricately carved Chattris, Temples, Shrines, and Ghats. Its allure stems from the fact that it was once the city of Jaisalmer’s only supply of water. Because of its proximity to Bharatpur, the lake attracts a variety of migrating birds, which adds to its beauty.
A visit to Patwon Ki Haveli : The “Patwon Ki Haveli,” also known as the Mansion of Brocade Merchants, is the most popular attraction in the Golden city. The Haveli is a collection of five big havelis. The Haveli is a five-story Rajputana mansion built in the classic Jaisalmer style. It’s composed of yellow sandstone with exquisite carvings. Each storey has its own haveli, with the base floor’s house (the first haveli) being the largest of them all. The entire haveli structure is ornately ornamented with a variety of carved patterns in the sandstone. The doorways and arches, in particular, are enormous and ornately carved.
With lofty ceilings, pillars, door frames, mirror work, and paintings, the interiors are just as impressive. The home includes 60 traditional Jharokhas and windows, each with ornately carved stone frames and latticework that lets in natural light and allows for cross circulation.
Watching a Romantic sunset at Bada Bagh : Bada Bagh, literally meaning “great garden,” is located halfway between Jaisalmer and Lodhruva and contains a series of royal cenotaphs or honey combed chhatris of Jaisalmer Maharajas, notably that of Jai Singh II (Maharaja Sawai Jai Sing). Bada Bagh is perched atop a tiny hill. This Bagh, with its famous golden cenotaphs, is located 6 kilometres from Jaisalmer’s northern region.
The memorial chhatri cenotaphs were all carved out of sandstone blocks, but they came in at least four distinct sizes – for the governing kings, queens, princes, and other members of the royal family. A marble slab with inscriptions about the departed king and a symbolic image of a man on a horse adorns each cenotaph.
Feeling one with nature at Desert National Park : Desert national park, located near the town of Jaisalmer, is one of the country’s largest, covering 3162 square kilometres. The park encompasses a vast territory that stretches from Jaisalmer/Barmer to the India-Pakistan border. The Park features a 180 million-year-old collection of animal and plant fossils. Dinosaur fossils dating back 60 million years have been discovered in the area.
Despite the fragile habitat, there is a plethora of birdlife to be found. The area provides a sanctuary for over 150 varieties of desert migratory and permanent birds. There are a lot of eagles, harriers, falcons, buzzards, kestrels, and vultures here. The Chinkara, also known as the Indian Gazelle is a popular antelope in this area. The desert fox, Bengal fox, hedgehog, wolf, and desert cat are among the park’s other prominent residents. Although not all, Desert National Park is sure to have a few reptile species to show you. A few of the reptile species found here include the Monitor lizard, Spiny-tailed lizard, Russell’s viper, Saw-scaled viper, and common krait. .Thorny bushes, cacti, and a few desert vegetation cover the entire area. Ronj, palm trees, ber, milkweed plantsdhok,aak shrub, sewan grass and Khejri are also found in fair numbers.
Adventurous night at Sam sand dunes — Sam sand dunes are one of the most authentic desert dune sites in India, with 30-60 metre tall sand dunes and many travellers enjoying a Desert Safari on camels or jeep. Sam is 45 km west of Jaisalmer city, and you can get there by hiring a cab and then staying in one of the many desert camps built within a 2-3 km radius of the sand dunes. The breathtaking sun disappearing beyond the horizon in this gorgeous desert is not to be missed.
The sand dunes allows you to camp in the desert, listen to Kalbeliya melodies, ride a camel, experience the local way of life, and shop for gifts in the burgeoning local bazaars. The dispersed mud cottages and simple living of the natives in Rajput land will provide you the best picture of native Rajasthan.
Shopping in the Jaisalmer bazaars : Whether you’re travelling for the sand dunes or the Havelis, a vacation to Jaisalmer isn’t complete without a visit to the city’s vibrant markets. Make sure you do some shopping in Jaisalmer, the next time you visit this city and take home souvenirs. This will be a never-ending pleasure for you whether it’s for traditional garments, bright handicrafts, appealing bags, or locally-made leather items, dupattas and trinkets, handicrafts or colourful home decor items, traditional dresses or popular puppets, gold, silver, or jewellery set with precious stones, silk, souvenirs, embroidered cotton and silk fabrics, and sarees, and all types of chandeliers and gems. You will have a better honeymoon in Jaisalmer if you let your significant other, full freedom to shop in the streets near Jaisalmer fort and Gadisar lake.
Indulging in Rajasthani Cuisine : The food in Jaisalmer is delicious. Bengali, Italian, and Tibetan cuisines are extensively available and popular in Jaisalmer because it is a tourist destination. These recipes are cooked with a particular blend of spices that are only found in this area. This has resulted in a plethora of cafes serving a variety of specialties, making your honeymoon in Jaisalmer memorable. Some of the city’s must-try native cuisines are Dal Baati Churma, Ker Sangri, Gatte ki Sabji, Laal Maas and Safed Maas, Bhang Lassi, Makhania Lassi, Pyaaz Kachori, Ghotua Laddoo and Mirchi Bhajiya.
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