Jaisalmer - Golden City with Dehliby Rubi Ahsan Associate S.E.O Consultant
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Review on Jaisalmer - Golden City with DehliAfter an epic overnight train journey to the middle of the desert, we arrived in Jaisalmer. When we arrived our driver was nowhere to be seen. A tuk tuk driver stated he would take us and we made sure he knew we already had a room booked, but the minute we got into his tuk tuk it was the hard sell to just come look at my guesthouse. No matter how many times we told him we already had booked a room he was insistent we go with him. I phoned our guesthouse from the tuk tuk and when we arrived at the Fort a staff member was waiting for us. He gave the tuk tuk driver a full mouthful and I thought they were going to have a punchup!
Jaisalmer is nicknamed the Golden City and is a World Heritage site. The town stands on a ridge of yellowish sandstone and is crowned by a fort which contains the Palace and Jain temples. It lies in the heart of the Thar Desert. The Fort was built in 1156 and has seen many a battle over its years. The sandstone walls are a tawny lion color during the
Relaxing at our guesthouse overlooking the city from inside the Fort Relaxing at our guesthouse
overlooking the city from inside the Fort Relaxing at our guesthouse overlooking the city from inside the Fort Day and turn a magical honey gold colour as the sun sets. This is the only living fort and about a quarter of the citys population still live inside the fort.
It was a long hot heavy walk up hill to get from the fort gate to our guesthouse, but the scenery along the way was just amazing, and the view from the top? Wow. It was one of the most mesmerizing cities I have been too. Our guesthouse (Surja) was so quaint and built into the wall of the Fort.
We dumped our bags in our rooms and headed out for a wander around the inside of the Fort. I love this place! At lunch time we ended back at Surja lounging on the rooftop with views across the whole city! We spent the rest of the day wandering the fort and ended up at a Haveli for dinner just outside the fort. It had a beautiful view
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