Surrounded by golden sands, Jaisalmer welcomes travellers with open arms. Situated in the middle of the desert, the ‘golden city’ embodies the essence of Rajasthan. It is perfect for a family vacation; with a range of recreational and adventure activities for tourists. There is something enjoyable for everyone!

Here is a list of things to do in Jaisalmer that will create unforgettable memories of your family vacation:

Sr No

Things To Do In Jaisalmer

Visiting Hours




8 AM to 8 PM

Rs 100



10 AM to 8PM

Depends entirely on individual choice and shopping capacity



9 AM to 5 PM (but it’s best to contact the operator)

Rs 1050 onward



9 AM to 5 PM (but it’s best to contact the operator)

Rs 2200


Quad biking

9 AM to 5 PM (but it’s best to contact the operator)

Rs 800 onward


Desert camel safari

5 AM to 7 AM; 4 PM to 7 PM

Rs 2000


Dune dashing

10 AM to 4 PM

Rs 2600


Camping in the Royal Desert

All night

Rs 6000


Cultural shows

9 AM to 8 PM

Rs 200



10 AM to 6 PM

Rs 1000

1. Boating In Jaisalmer

The state of Rajasthan, and especially Jaisalmer, is home to numerous artificial lakes. These offer some spectacular views. The lakes are not just a pretty sight but are also great for activities such as boating. Enjoy a memorable day at Lake Gadisar with your family while you’re in Jaisalmer. A boating trip also means watching some towering stone forts as you float on the calm waters. Don’t miss out on this wonderful opportunity with your family. Timings: 8 AM to 8 PM Cost: Rs 100

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2. Shopping In Jaisalmer

Shopping markets in Jaisalmer will walk you through the culture and tradition of the city like no other activity. A shopping spree through Jaisalmer’s buzzing markets makes for a refreshing change from the shopping mall culture of bigger cities. There are plenty of street markets in Jaisalmer for you to purchase souvenirs. Make sure you buy some traditional Rajasthani handmade handicrafts and memorabilia.

Here are some shopping experiences you simply shouldn’t miss:

• Sadar Bazaar for jewellery, sarees, carpets, handicrafts. Timings: 10 AM to 6 PM

• Sonaron ka Baas for jewellery and precious stones. Timings: 9 AM to 9 PM

• Bhatia Bazar for traditional embroidered cloth. Timings: 9 AM to 8 PM

• Manek Chowk for local leather goods, traditional outfits and bags, and handicrafts. Timings: 10 AM to 8 PM

Approximate cost: Rs 2000 (depends entirely on individual choice and shopping capacity)

3. Paragliding In Jaisalmer

Paragliding in Jaisalmer is carried out in the desert, making it a unique experience in itself. You will be attached to a safety harness that is connected to a jeep. As the jeep begins to gather speed, you will find yourself soaring high in the sky. Choose to go for this activity in the early morning or at sunset since the mellow sun will definitely add to your experience. It is one of the best adventurous thing to do in Jaisalmer.

Where: Golden Camp, Paragliding Rajasthan

Timings: 9 AM to 5 PM (but it’s best to contact the operator)

Cost: Rs 1050 onward

4. Paramotoring In Jaisalmer

Paramotoring, captured in a sentence, is about feeling one with the desert eagles as you soar above the golden sand dunes. You are not propelled by a motor vehicle but with a propeller at the back of your glider seat in the craft. A trained pilot will be on board with you. For this particular activity, it is best to choose a camp such as Golden Camp – it provides you with an enjoyable experience.

Where: Golden Camp

Timings: 9 AM to 5 PM (but it’s best to contact the operator)

Cost: Rs 2200

5. Quad biking In Jaisalmer

Experience the glorious Thar desert by the fastest means possible: the quad bike. What’s more, you don’t have to worry about getting a ticket for speeding! The Thar Desert of Jaisalmer makes for a perfect offroad track for lovers of automobiles and speed.

Where: Golden Camp, Lakhmana Desert Camp

Timings: 9 AM to 5 PM (but it’s best to contact the operator)

Cost: Rs 800 onward

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6. Desert Camel Safari In Jaisalmer

One of the most thrilling experiences you can have in Jaisalmer is the desert camel safari. Experience this thrilling activity in the city’s home ground for the most authentic experience. Share this moment with your family in true Rajasthani style, riding on these colourfully decorated animals. Desert Camel Safari is the best thing to do in Jaisalmer if you are holidaying with kids.

Where: Dangri Desert Camp

Timings: 5 AM to 7 AM; 4 PM to 7 PM

Cost: Rs 2000

7. Dune Dashing In Jaisalmer

You don’t need to go to Dubai anymore to experience authentic dune dashing; simply head to Jaisalmer! You will be secured inside an SUV commandeered by an experienced driver. The sand is light and fine, so it shifts quickly under pressure and the speed of the vehicle. You feel as if you’re surfing on gentle ocean waves. Relax or let the adrenaline take over!

Where: Sam Dunes, Jaisalmer

Timings: 10 AM to 4 PM

Cost: Rs 2600

8. Camping in the Royal Desert In Jaisalmer

Get a typical Arabian Nights experience in the deserts of Jaisalmer. Pitch your tent on the sand under the stars. Feel at peace with yourself as you stay far away from civilisation. Play games with your kids or simply enjoy a serene moment with your partner. It will be one of your most unforgettable experiences in Jaisalmer. Don’t forget to include it in your itinerary.

Where: Sam Sand Dunes

Timings: All night

Cost: Rs 6000

9. Cultural Shows In Jaisalmer

Do not let the rich culture of Jaisalmer be buried in the sands of time; experience Rajasthani history and culture as they come alive, thanks to cultural performances by the locals. You can contact a tourism company or just visit popular attractions. Most of the latter have such shows as part of their daily schedule. It doesn’t matter if you don’t understand the local language; the performances with their lively music and vibrant dances are sure to be enjoyable and make you feel one with the culture.

Where: Desert Cultural Centre and Museum

Timings: 9 AM to 8 PM

Cost: Rs 200

10. Sightseeing In Jaisalmer

Sightseeing is a huge part of travelling and is a doubly worthwhile activity in Jaisalmer. There is so much more to see than just the vast desert. Some major tourist attractions include Jaisalmer Fort, Chhatri, Patwa Haveli, Gadisar Lake, Amar Sagar, Badabagh, Jain Temple, and Kuldhara. You might have to pay a nominal fee to enter some of these tourist attractions, while others might also charge you for carrying a camera. It’s best to research thoroughly before your trip to avoid any surprises.

Where: Jaisalmer, around the city

Timings: 10 AM to 6 PM

Cost: Rs 1000 (approximately, for a few major attractions)

Indulge in these activities in Jaisalmer and its surroundings while you are there with your family, after which you can head to Club Mahindra Jaisalmer Resort. The resort offers comfortable and spacious rooms along with a host of modern amenities, so you can feel the essence of Rajasthan like never before.

This property also has an in-house restaurant where you can relish various local Rajasthani dishes with your loved ones. So why not book your tickets today and get ready for one of the most memorable trips of your life? Don’t forget to check out the Club Mahindra reviews online for more details! Also, have a look at Rajasthan tourism guide to make the most of your family vacation in Rajasthan!



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