Everything about Jaisalmer is quintessential. Whether it is the Sand dunes, the windmills, barren roads, food, Jeep Safari in Jaisalmer or Camel Safari, Open Palace/Fort, Jaisalmer War Museum or Gadisar Lake.
I and a few of my friends visited Jaisalmer in March 2016. We reached Jaisalmer railway station around 10 in the morning, from Delhi, where we had boarded the train around 7 in the evening.
We had booked Wind Desert Camp situated in Sam Sand Dunes, from goibibo website, and it was about 43 Km from the station.
En route, we saw a plethora of gigantic Windmills, they were spread till the horizon.
According to Rajasthan Official Tourism website, ‘Jaisalmer traces its inception to the 12th century. History tells us of Rawal Jaisal, the eldest heir of the Rawal of Deoraj, was passed over for the throne of Lodurva and a younger half-brother was crowned king. Rawal Jaisal went looking for a new location to set up his capital when he came across sage Eesul. The sage told him about Krishna’s prophecy which said that a descendant of his Yaduvanshi clan would found a new kingdom at this same spot. It was in 1156 that Rawal Jaisal constructed a mud fort, named it Jaisalmer after himself and declared it his capital.’ [tourism.rajasthan.gov.in/Jaisalmer]
There are plenty of stay options in the city, but we preferred to stay in a tent for a night. In Sam Sand dunes as well there are stay options other than wind desert camp.
Having rested for a few hours, we freshened up and then headed towards Sand Dunes. The best adventure was waiting for me. Jeep Safari amidst Camels, surrounded by the golden glowing sand and the setting Sun. The Undulating Dunes had shaken everything inside me. After the jeep safari, we rested on the sand to see the cultural dance of a small group whose. Sand subsumed into our skin but the feeling was ethereal; setting sun amazed our eyes and freed our minds from all chaos.
At night we stayed at Wind desert camp in camps. We had enjoyed cultural programme, local food, drinks prior to that at the camp.
Read my review of wind desert camp on Trip advisor