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Jaisalmer, Rajasthan, India

How much does it cost to travel to Jaisalmer?

You should plan to spend around $37 (₨3,093) per day on your vacation in Jaisalmer. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $14 (₨1,124) on meals
  • $12 (₨1,006) on local transportation
  • $27 (₨2,253) on hotels

A one week trip to Jaisalmer for two people costs, on average, $522 (₨43,299). This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

All of these average travel prices have been collected from other travelers to help you plan your own travel budget.

  • Average Daily Cost Per person, per day
    $37
    3,093
  • One Week Per person
    $261
    21,650
  • 2 Weeks Per person
    $522
    43,299
  • One Month Per person
    $1,118
    92,784
  • One Week For a couple
    $522
    43,299
  • 2 Weeks For a couple
    $1,043
    86,598
  • One Month For a couple
    $2,235
    185,568
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How much does a one week, two week, or one month trip to Jaisalmer cost?

A one week trip to Jaisalmer usually costs around $261 (₨21,650) for one person and $522 (₨43,299) for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to Jaisalmer on average costs around $522 (₨43,299) for one person and $1,043 (₨86,598) for two people. This cost includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

Please note, prices can vary based on your travel style, speed, and other variables. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price per person often goes down because kid's tickets are cheaper and hotel rooms can be shared. If you travel slower over a longer period of time then your daily budget will also go down. Two people traveling together for one month in Jaisalmer will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to Jaisalmer on average costs around $1,118 (₨92,784) for one person and $2,235 (₨185,568) for two people. The more places you visit, the higher the daily price will become due to increased transportation costs.




Independent Travel

Traveling Independently to Jaisalmer has many benefits including affordabilty, freedom, flexibility, and the opportunity to control your own experiences.

All of the travel costs below are based on the experiences of other independent travelers.

Is Jaisalmer expensive to visit?

Jaisalmer is a very affordable place to visit. Located in India, which is a very affordable country, visitors will appreciate the lower prices of this destination. It falls in the average range in the country for its prices. Budget travelers enjoy spending long periods of time exploring Jaisalmer in depth.

Within Asia, Jaisalmer is a reasonably affordable destination compared to other places. It is in the top 25% of cities in Asia for its affordability. You can find more affordable cities such as Luang Prabang, but there are also more expensive cities, such as Taipei.

For more details, and to find out if it's within your travel budget, see Is Jaisalmer Expensive?

How much money do I need for a trip to Jaisalmer?

The average Jaisalmer trip cost is broken down by category here for independent travelers. All of these Jaisalmer travel prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.


Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) 2,253 ($27)
Local Transportation 1 1,006 ($12)
Food 2 1,124 ($14)
Entertainment 1 1,031 ($12)
Tips and Handouts 1 68 - 205 ($1 - 2)
Alcohol 2 386 - 1,157 ($5 - 14)
Accommodation Budget in Jaisalmer
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Jaisalmer is $14 (₨1,126). For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Jaisalmer is $27 (₨2,253). This cost is from the reported spending of actual travelers.


  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
    $14
    1,126
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room
    $27
    2,253

Hotel Prices in Jaisalmer

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Actual Hotel Prices
The average hotel room price in Jaisalmer based on data provided by Kayak for actual hotel rooms is $34. (Prices in U.S. Dollars, before taxes & fees.)

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Transportation Budget in Jaisalmer
Average Daily Costs

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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Jaisalmer is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $12 (₨1,006) per person, per day, on local transportation in Jaisalmer.


  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    $12
    1,006

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Food Budget in Jaisalmer
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • While meal prices in Jaisalmer can vary, the average cost of food in Jaisalmer is $14 (₨1,124) per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Jaisalmer should cost around $5.41 (₨449) per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Jaisalmer is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.


  • Food2 Meals for one day
    $14
    1,124

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What did other people spend on Food in Jaisalmer?

Typical prices for Food in Jaisalmer are listed below. These actual costs are from real travelers and can give you an idea of the prices in Jaisalmer, but your costs will vary based on your travel style and the place where the purchase was made.


  • Dinner
    400


Entertainment Budget in Jaisalmer
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • Entertainment and activities in Jaisalmer typically cost an average of $12 (₨1,031) per person, per day based on the spending of previous travelers. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.


  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    $12
    1,031

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What did other people spend on Entertainment in Jaisalmer?

Typical prices for Entertainment in Jaisalmer are listed below. These actual costs are from real travelers and can give you an idea of the prices in Jaisalmer, but your costs will vary based on your travel style and the place where the purchase was made.


  • Sam Sand Dunes for Two
    300


Tips and Handouts Budget in Jaisalmer
Average Daily Costs

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  • The average cost for Tips and Handouts in Jaisalmer is $1.65 (₨137) per day. The usual amount for a tip in Jaisalmer is 5% - 15%.


  • Tips and Handouts1 For guides or service providers
    $1.65
    137


Scams, Robberies, and Mishaps Budget in Jaisalmer
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • Unfortunately, bad things can happen on a trip. Well, you've just got to deal with it! The average price for a scam, robbery, or mishap in Jaisalmer is $0.45 (₨38), as reported by travelers.


  • Scams, Robberies, and Mishaps1
    $0.45
    38


Alcohol Budget in Jaisalmer
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • The average person spends about $9.29 (₨772) on alcoholic beverages in Jaisalmer per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.


  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day
    $9.29
    772


Water Budget in Jaisalmer
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • On average, people spend $0.37 (₨31) on bottled water in Jaisalmer per day. The public water in Jaisalmer is not usually considered safe to drink.


  • Water2 Bottled water for one day
    $0.37
    31


Jaisalmer On a Budget
Jaisalmer Jaisalmer, Rajasthan, India
Jaisalmer is located in western part of the Rajasthan state of India. The city is known as the "Golden City" for its Sonar Qila, or 'Golden Fort'. This fort is different than other forts in India in that it is a living fort, meaning that it contains many hotels, homes, and shops for locals and visitors. The city is very close to the Thar Desert, to which excursions can be made.
Sights
The Jaisalmer Fort, or the Golden Fort, is the most notable sight in the city. It is the backdrop of Jaisalmer, so it would be hard to miss upon arriving in the city. The fort is very picturesque, especially around dusk, when the light from the sunset gives it even more of a golden hue. Inside the fort, you can find a full living and working community. There are many great lookout spots within the fort, which all offer gorgeous views over Jaisalmer as a whole.

Ghadsisar Lake is the water supply for the whole city; it collects rainwater. The lake was created over six hundred and fifty years ago by King Ghadsi and in modern day, the lake is surrounded by tombs of saints and temples. Boat rides are offered on the lake, which is a great way to see the temples and tombs up close.

Within the fort are seven intricately carved temples, built in the twelfth century. Each temple has a walkway that connects it to the next one, and so on. When entering a temple always be sure to remove your shoes and any articles made of leather. Some of the temples are not open for tourists to visit, however, there are a few that are open to tourists. One of them is dedicated to Chandraprabhu, the eight Jain God, which is symbolized by the moon. This temple was built out of rare stones back in 1509.
Neighborhoods
There are towns and attractions surrounding Jaisalmer that are great for day trips. Bada Bagh, an isolated tomb garden, is about six kilometers outside of Jaisalmer. There are chattris that represent the memorialization of local rulers, as the tombs are actually empty. Besides the occasional noises from the wild peacocks, this is a very peaceful place to visit, as many tourists do not know it exists.

The Tanot Mata Temple is another attraction in this region. It is on the outskirts of Jaisalmer, very close to the Pakistani border. There is a museum on site that displays exploded bombs that were dropped by the Pakistani army in 1965.

Activities
Camel and jeep safaris are one of the main attractions in Jaisalmer. Both involve escaping out into the desert and seeing the beautiful scenery with the sun setting in the background. Most of the camel safari trips are put together in the surrounding towns of Osian, Pushkar, and Bikaner (if the ones in Jaisalmer don't interest you). You can go out on a camel safari for two to seven days. Each person gets a camel for the trip and there is also a cart that carries the bags, tents, and any other necessary supplies. Some companies in Jaisalmer that offer camel safaris are Sahara Travel and Trotters Camel Safari.

Visit the Indian Crafts Boutique Museum, which gives an insight into not only the local trade history but also Indian trade history as a whole. Learn about the jewelry making process and textile production through displays and brochures. There is also information on alternative medicine (chakras, Ayurveda, and meditation).

Shopping is another great activity in Jaisalmer. The city is known for its artifacts made of leather, its embroidered silk and cotton, and its silver jewelry. Within the fort, you will find many vendors that sell all of the above. Roop Kashore is one of the vendors who makes custom rings.
Food and Dining
Many of the restaurants in this city are targeted towards Westerners; therefore finding traditional food can be hard to come by. If you do come across a place that offers traditional food, be sure to try some of the local specialties. This includes lentils and rice (Dal Baati Churma), onion balls (Pyaz Kachori), and dumplings with curry (Gatte Ki Sabzi).

Transportation
Currently, there is no airport near Jaisalmer so the city must be reached by train, bus, or car. There are trains that run from Delhi very frequently. The Delhi-Jaisalmer Express departs from Delhi Jn Station at five thirty in the evening and arrives in Jaisalmer around noon the next day.

Once you arrive in the city, you can basically navigate around on foot or bicycle. There are also taxis around town, but not very readily available. Tuk Tuks can be hired as well, which are small motorbikes that hold passengers.


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1 Categories averaged on a per-item basis.
2 Categories averaged on a per-day basis.
For example, the Food2 daily average is for all meals for an entire day, while Entertainment1 is for each individual purchase. Thus, the overall daily average cost is not a summation of the individual categories.