In continuation of my thread on the Udaipur forum, we also want to visit Jaisalmer after going to Jodhpur in the month of August 2010. Now in Jodhpur we're quite keen on doing the HACRA desert stay at Osian. We're looking at maybe 2-3 days in Jaisalmer. From the reviews and forums I guess that most hotels arrange for desert safaris, but will the desert safari in JSM be a repetition of the Osiyan experience? If so I'd rather stick to one of the two.
Also, we're wildlife lovers and have heard about the Desert National Park about 65km from JSM. Is it really worth a visit in the month of August? Gemar Singh of HACRA told me that we would have to get permits to visit it etc. so I'm assuming that's not something he does. Is it worth the effort of gaining entry and are there any reliable agencies that can arrange for a jeep tour of the place?