Jaisalmer?

#1 Jan 3rd, 2012, 22:54
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I'll be in Rishikesh for a yoga festival 2/29-3/7 and have 7 days free afterward. I'm planning to go to Agra for the obligatory Taj visit when I arrive before going to Haridwar and Rishikesh...and am trying to sort out what to do after the yoga. While I know there's lots to see in the Rishikesh area, I am really drawn to Rajasthan,and to Jaisalmer in particular. I need a hot sunny desert "fix" and would like to see a very different part of the country in this short time. I know it's a long distance in a short time, but do you think it's crazy to consider heading back to Delhi and out to Jaisalmer to explore the town and surrounding area for a few days before back to Delhi for my return flight late March 14? I prefer non-touristy places and like to get off the beaten path, would love some beautiful nature time. I like to wander and meet people. Not afraid of long train rides or very basic services and I'm on a backpacker budget.

If it's feasible, would you recommend the express train from Delhi to JSM to maximize time out there, or breaking up the trip with a couple of worthwhile stops?

Thanks for your thoughts.
#2 Jan 3rd, 2012, 23:11
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Originally Posted by trudy_maven View Post If it's feasible, would you recommend the express train from Delhi to JSM to maximize time out there, or breaking up the trip with a couple of worthwhile stops?
Train 14659 is direct from Delhi SR to Jaisalmer. Looks to have plenty of availability early March.

By the way India uses British style dating dd/mm/yyyy. to save confusion actually spelling the month is recommended.
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Oh yes- I meant to change the dates...February 29-March 7...Thanks for the reminder.
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You say tomayto, we say tomahto

Welcome to India Mike. If you do decide to do the trip to Jaisalmer don't leave it until the last minute to book your train.

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