20 Years of Wendy Wu Tours

Save £200pp on all India 2020 tours


A vision of a golden citadel rising out of the sands of the desert, Jaisalmer might be in the far west of the state of Rajasthan, but it’s certainly worth the journey. Within the walls, complete with 99 bastions, are a maze of streets full of shops and beautiful 18th and 19th century havelis (traditional mansions) surrounding a spectacular royal palace, all built from the same golden sandstone. This choice of material gives rise to Jaisalmer’s nickname, the ‘Golden City’. Amongst the bustling markets and bazaars, you’ll mix with the brightly garbed locals, whilst outside the city you can explore the desert, even taking a camel safari if you fancy! 

FAQs about India

  • When is the best time to travel to India?

    The best time to visit India is from October to March. Each season offers a different climate depending on where in India you are visiting. During May to September, the weather can be quite hot and humid as well as in monsoon season which is June to September. During the winter months of November to January, the temperatures can drop and the weather can become cooler.

  • What food should I expect in India?

    The food offered on all of our India tours is locally sourced cuisine so that you can get a real taste for authentic ingredients and recipes, especially spices! Local delicacies from markets can also be tried as well as street food from places like Delhi. On request, western food is easily available. India is the ultimate foodie country and each city offers its own significant dish and a different range of flavours, textures and ingredients. Vegan and vegetarian dishes are in abundance with a huge choice for other dietary requirements as well.

  • What should I wear when visiting India sites?

    India is now an extremely diverse place and most types of clothing are not restricted, however, women are expected to cover up when visiting places of religious significance like temples. Items such as knee length skirts and shorts are suitable for women (and shorts for men) and these types of clothes are widely accepted. It is always recommended to carry a light cardigan/shawl/pashmina when travelling as well as shoes that are easy to take on and off such as flip flops to be prepared to enter a religious building (some sites will require you to enter bare foot).

  • What currency should I take?

    The local currency is Rupees which can be obtained in the UK. Smaller denominations are recommended for taxis, rickshaws, tipping and comfort breaks etc.

  • What are the driving distances between the cities and the standard of the modes of transport?

    This is highly dependent on where you are travelling to, but distances could vary from 2 – 4 hours. Traffic is extremely busy in a lot of areas of India but on our tours we will always try to travel outside peak times.


Jaisalmer at a Glance

We all enjoy a good fact or two - here are a few useful ones about Jaisalmer:

GMT +5.5
time difference
8.5 Hours
flight time
65 thousand
population
Jaisalmar
Fort
famous landmark
Panchdhari
ladoo
local food
winter
best time to visit

Popular Holidays to Jaisalmer

Jaisalmer offers a wealth of wonderful sights and experiences. What better way to explore them than on a Wendy Wu tour?

Rajasthan Panorama Tour

22 days from £3,190pp
  • Jaisalmer Fort
  • Taj Mahal
  • Udaipur
  • Rajasthan's Deserts
  • Jama Masjid
Grand Tour of India Tour

29 days from £5,690pp
  • River Ganges Cruise
  • Taj Mahal Sunrise
  • Jaisalmer
  • Kerala
  • Kochi
Enticing India Tour

22 days from £4,290pp
  • Taj Mahal
  • Bengal Tigers in Ranthambore
  • Holy Ganges