From the streets of Jaisalmer
Jaisalmer is a beautiful city. I took sometime to go around in the city to feel the city. These are some pictures I took using my k750i mobile, mostly. This is a big post with lots of pictures. So get your big cup of coffee, Let us go for a walk.
We reached Jaisalmer early in the morning. We took a small hotel just outside the fort. This picture was taken from inside my hotel room.
The fort looks like a crown in the middle of the dessert. The actual city lives inside the fort. The entrance of the fort is very majestic.
Once you enter the fort on to your right is the palace. I don't remember the name of the palace. But it was like any other palace except for the view from the top, of the city.
View from one of the windows in the palace. I like this view a lot.
This is how the city looks from the top. Lots and lots of boxes. This view must have been of great help during the wars. You can actually see houses beyond few kilometers with out binoculars.
Yet another look from the window. This is the other side from where we entered the fort.
Jaisalmer city inside the fort is very small. Its a living fort. We can see lots and lots of small streets filled with locals, tourists and cows.
These streets are major shopping places for tourists, specially foreign tourists.
Local musical instruments and petas seems to be hit amongst tourists.
Yet another view of a small street inside the fort. We walked and walked, for about 3 hours going around the city.
Local cloths too are hit amongst the tourist. This one specially can makes your boy friend look great.
Myself and Sandeep ( in the picture) also got some kurtas from a local store. We had to bargain as it was mainly aimed at foreigners. At last we got one each for about Rs.150/1
The land of kamasutra has its own answer to viagra.
Btw thats me. I really enjoyed walking around inside the fort. This post was written long time back, for some reason was in draft mode. I just clicked on publish today. There are 30 more posts in draft mode, I will try to publish one after other. I hope you enjoyed it.
Really nice pics buddy!
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Excellent dude! It was a virtual tour to Jaisalmer for me :)
thanks for the tour..did you do the desert safari as well ?
@Manjesh : sometime in 2008
@lakshmi : yeah. We did go to safari. Check the Rajasthan tag.
@Krishna Chaitanya : :) thanks.
Sent by Sourav Basu by mail. I thought it will be useful to everybody n hence posting it here.
Good writeup dude. Must read/watch for you:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sonar_Kella – Novel by Satyajit Ray based on Jaisalmer Fort.
Sonar Kella (Golden Fortress) – Movie directed by Satyajit Ray himself.
Beautiful pictures you got there. Like Krishna Chaitanya mentioned, it’s like going on a virtual tour :)
Awesome pics. Thanks for the info
Itz great to see the places u have visited. The destiny must be one of ur wildest trip i guess. Itz nice seeing those pics again had recently been there.. was an excellent place. I would like to suggest u some more places a must see…. i would like u to send me a mail so that i can reply it to ur mail id…