On the fifth day of the Palace-on-Wheels tour, you arrive in Jaisalmer. Jaisalmer is yet another historical and cultural city of Rajasthan. Jaisalmer lies in the heart of the Thar Desert. One of the main attractions here is the Jaisalmer Fort. The yellow sandstone fort is an imposing sight, towering magnificently over the city. Explore the meticulously latticed Havelis with their grand facades. Some of the prominent Havelis of Jaisalmer are Nathmalji-ki-haveli, Patwon-ki-haveli and Salim Singh-ki-haveli. They are fine examples of the stone carver's skill.
Other attractions of Jaisalmer are the Jain temples, local handicrafts and sand dunes in the desert. You can also shop at Rajasthali, the Rajasthan Govt. emporium, for fine pattu shawls, mirror work and embroidered articles, wooden boxes, trinkets, silver jewelry and curios. After lunch on board, you will be taken for an exciting camel ride on the sand dunes. Dinner and a cultural program at a hotel in Jaisalmer follow. The Palace-on-Wheels train leaves for Jodhpur at night.
Tour Schedule: Day 05
0915 Hrs: Arrive at Jaisalmer
2300 Hrs: Depart for Jodhpur