Local Info – Sightseeing


Come explore a new area, open yourself to another culture. Jaisalmer, Rajasthan, is like no other tourist destination in the country with a million sights. And at Hotel Rawalkot, Jaisalmer, we want to help you experience the desert, it's people and sights to the fullest possible. Some of the local attractions and interesting destinations we suggest are:

Exploring around Jaisalmer


Scattered across the vast scrubland that surrounds Jaisalmer city are some beautiful monuments.

Shopping in Jaisalmer


Shopping in Jaisalmer

A visit to Jaisalmer is incomplete without shopping for traditional local handicrafts, a number of which are available in the bazaar. Jaisalmer is famous for embroidery, Rajasthani mirror work, rugs, blankets, antiques, carved wood work, silver jewellery and old stonework.Vibrantly coloured fabrics, traditionally dyed in the tie-dye technique are available a plenty.Tiny curio shops abound in Jaisalmer town while the main shopping spots are within the fort and include Sadar Bazar, Sonaron ka Baas, Manak Chowk, Pansari Bazaar, Gandhi Darshan and Seema Gram. The government operated Khadi Gram Udyog Bhavan is a storehouse rich in all types of traditional products.

Jaisalmer Cuisines


Shopping in Jaisalmer

Colourful Rajasthan also offers a vibrant choice when it comes to cuisines and traditional food. The discerning traveller must try the various traditional Rajasthan dishes and foods that are easily available in this beautiful desert city. The rich cultural heritage of Jaisalmer is well reflected in its famous cuisine. Western Rajasthan has a distinct food culture, which is so very different from the other typical northern Indian cuisines.

The ker sangri (desert beans and capers), which is unique to a region that traditionally saw very little fresh vegetables, is an absolute must try. For those a hearty appetite, the tandoor thali tops: two chicken preparations (including the ubiquitous but delicious tikka), vegetable kebab, mint sauce, and naan. Sensitive stomachs can opt for the kadi pakora, flour dumplings cooked in yogurt sauce, or bhanon aloo, potatoes stuffed with mint paste and simmered in gravy. All washed down with the coldest and choicest beverages available in the state.