Jaisalmer- the famed golden city

Panorama of Jaisalmer Fort
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Jaisalmer, also known as the golden city, is at the far end of the Thar Desert in Rajasthan. It’s the ethnic heart of the nomadic desert culture and besides the sand dunes, it is famous for its Jain temples and the sprawling Jaisalmer Fort that dominates the city landscape. Here you can immerse yourself in the art that is found in everything – from the places of worship to the buildings, streets, local products and of course the fort which houses an entire eco-system within itself, making it more than just a tourist monument.

Here’s a photo story of the famed desert city.

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Patwon ki Haveli- the palace made of golden limestone in Jaisalmer
Patwon ki Haveli- the palace made of golden limestone in Jaisalmer
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Gadisagar Lake in Jaisalmer
Gadisagar Lake in Jaisalmer
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The Thar desert area makes for an interesting site for several festivals
The Thar desert area makes for an interesting site for several festivals
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The colourful market streets in Jaisalmer Fort area
The colourful market streets in Jaisalmer Fort area
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Shop for Rajasthani souvenirs in the market places
Shop for Rajasthani souvenirs in the market places
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Dal Baati Churma- a traditional Rajasthani meal is a must-have
Dal Baati Churma- a traditional Rajasthani meal is a must-have
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AUTHOR'S BIO: Nitin Gairola is an adventurer & travel writer and a keen student of earth science, history, world cultures & the environment. He has travelled to many parts of the Earth, across 6 continents & around 80 countries in his personal quest to know more about the planet & the inhabitants. More on: www.facebook.com/NitinGairolaPhotography