Jaisalmer is popularly known as the Golden City because of its golden-hued cityscape that comprises sandstone buildings. It is one of the most sought-after holiday destinations in Rajasthan for domestic as well as international tourists. Jaisalmer has several historic sites to behold but that is not the only reason why tourists flock there year-round. Camping in Jaisalmer is quickly catching on as a popular tourist activity as well.

About Jaisalmer

Since Jaisalmer is located right in the middle of the massive Thar Desert, it is one of the most favoured locations for desert safari enthusiasts. As a result, Jaisalmer safari camping has become one of the most trending tourist activities in Rajasthan. While Jaisalmer was founded in 1156 AD by Maharawal Jaisal Singh, it is today a bustling tourist-oriented city. If you wish to camp in Jaisalmer and experience an adventurous vacation with your loved ones, the best time to visit would be during the months of October to February.

The Weather in Jaisalmer

Jaisalmer reportedly experiences the lowest temperatures during the month of January (about 9°C) and this continues to rise till the month of May and June when Jaisalmer is at its hottest (about 42°C). If you wish to go desert camping in Jaisalmer, then you should definitely opt for the winter months of December to January. This is because the temperatures during this time are not that extreme. During the winter, days can get as hot as 24 to 26°C and nights can be as cold as 9 to 10°C.

Best Places for Camping in Jaisalmer

While it is not advisable to go camping alone in the vast expanses of the Thar Desert, you can always choose to stay at the several budget as well as luxurious desert resorts in Jaisalmer.

Jeep Safaris in Jaisalmer

Going for a desert Jeep Safari from your chosen resort camp in Jaisalmer can expose you to the mesmerising desert flora and fauna as well as the several rural communities that are tucked away in the farthest corners of the Thar Desert. Apart from the thrill and euphoria of riding the cascading dunes, you will also gain the experience of a lifetime with interactions with locals and the chance to learn about new cultures.

Camel Safari In Jaisalmer

Another reason why so many tourists want to go camping in Jaisalmer is the pure joy and exotic life experience of riding camels. Camel safaris are available at almost all of the desert camping resorts and opting for this experience can teach you the rare skill of knowing how to properly ride a camel. Moreover, if you are an avid animal lover, then there is all the more reason why this activity should be on top of the list for you. The camels at Jaisalmer are well cared for by the local communities and have a strong bond with their caregivers.

Plan Your Essentials

You should keep in mind that Jaisalmer, Rajasthan, has extremely dry weather and you will need to stay hydrated at all times. Therefore, ensure to pack a water bottle or two that you can easily fill up when you go desert camping. Moreover, you should also carry a moisturising cream, sunscreen, and a towel. Finally, do not forget to wear a cap/hat along with sunglasses to protect yourself from the scorching heat of the desert.


Keeping all of these things in mind, you should plan your Jaisalmer safari camping trip in such a way that you are able to experience Rajasthan in its full glory and create memories that you can cherish for years to come. However, if you are not much of a thrill seeker and still wish to enjoy desert camping in Jaisalmer, then you can always stay at Club Mahindra Jaisalmer resort. At this resort, you can still experience all the excitement of the typical desert resorts and at the same time bask in the regal luxury like the Maharajas of Jaisalmer.

About Mahindra Holidays

Mahindra Holidays & Resorts India Limited (MHRIL), India’s leading player in the leisure hospitality industry, offers quality family holidays as also stated by Club Mahindra Membership Reviews and Club Mahindra Reviews, primarily through vacation ownership memberships. While Club Mahindra is the flagship brand offering Club Mahindra Membership, other brands offered by the company are – Club Mahindra Resorts Fundays and Svaastha Spa. As of Mar 31, 2019, MHRIL has 61+ resorts across India and abroad and its subsidiary, Holiday Club Resorts Oy, Finland, a leading vacation ownership company in Europe has 33 resorts across Finland, Sweden and Spain. Visit us at https://www.clubmahindra.com/

About Club Mahindra

Mahindra Holidays & Resorts India Ltd. (MHRIL), a part of Leisure and Hospitality sector of the Mahindra Group, offers quality family holidays primarily through vacation ownership memberships and brings to the industry values such as reliability, trust and customer satisfaction. Started in 1996, the company's flagship brand ‘Club Mahindra’, today has over 290,000 members , who can holiday at 140+ resorts in India and abroad.

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