"Jaisalmer - A desert outpost from Arabian Nights" India Things to Do Tip by josephescu
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Rising out of a vast, barren desert, Jaisalmer—the "Golden City"— is sheer magic. Dominated by its huge honey-coloured 800 years old fort, this remote desert outpost, once on the strategic trading route between central Asia and India, appears straight out of an Arabian Nights fable.
A marvel of beautiful culture and harsh climatic conditions, Jaisalmer boasts one of the oldest living forts in India, built on a hillock in the middle of the desert, with massive sandstone walls and 99 bastions, as well as the most breathtaking merchant houses (Haveli) in the whole India. Inside the fort, a large Raj Mahal (Royal palace) with delicate carvings, and 7 exuberant Jain temples of unequalled beauty.
A day is not enough to wander at these marvels, not to mention the camel desert treks…..
For more info, pics and tips go to my Jaisalmer page.
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