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Best way to get from Leh to Jaisalmer

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1. Posted by graby (Budding Member 33 posts) 4y

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Hey everyone,
I'm in the early stages of planning my trip, first we (my boyfriend and I) are planning to go to SEA and then fly into Delhi, we will then make our way up to Leh via McLeod Ganj. But after Leh we really want to see Jaisalmer, I know it is quite a distance away, but does anyone have any ideas about the best way to get from Leh to Jaisalmer?
we are open to flying, using trains or buses(preferably not the WHOLE way on buses).
Thanks!

2. Posted by Dodger (Inactive 875 posts) 4y

You'd do better to do an out and back to Jaisalmer from Delhi, then continue your trip north to Leh. From Delhi I think there is a train, certainly a bus. If you really want to be adventurous head to the area of Karol Barge in Delhi, (close to the backpacker area of Paharganj) this is the motorcycle mecca of Delhi and you can rent a Royal Enfield for a few days of your trip. Leave your main bags at your guest house in Delhi and just take the essentials for a few days in Rajasthan.

3. Posted by sunil.mandaliya (Budding Member 4 posts) 4y

Hello Graby,

I must say thats a good plan you made.

If you are hearding to sea (i assume its Goa) than from there head to Jaisalmar by any mode of transport you chose.

Check out wiki for jaisalmar at
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jaisalmer

and also check out official rajasthan tourism site for more details at http://www.rajasthantourism.gov.in/Destinations/Jaisalmer/AboutJaisalmer.aspx

And than you can visit delhi. If you are planning delhi and than mcleodganj and from there jaisalmar, even than above links will help.

How to reach websites might help you, like
http://www.mustseeindia.com/Jaisalmer/how-to-reach

I would say one thing about McLeodGanj, i loved the place when i was there and i am going back again just to enjoy the delicious food i found there and enjoy that ice covered hill tops (i was there in Winter). Please have food at Norling Restaurant there, and i am sure you will say thanks when you eat there. Check out video by food television on

http://goodtimes.ndtv.com/video/video.aspx?id=73054

I hope all above helps. If not, drop me a mail at sunil.mandaliya at gmail.com and i will see if i can help you in anyways.

wish you a happy and fun filled time across our land.

4. Posted by abhi6227 (Budding Member 3 posts) 4y

Dear Graby,

From leh the best way to travel is by flight. i am giving you two options though.

1) Fly from Leh to Delhi stay over night and next morning bord the flight to Jodhpur from Delhi. on arrival drive to jaisalmer.
2) Fly to delhi and then take a overnight train to jaisalmer.

Best Regards

Abhi
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