Jaisalmer of India
Jaisalmer is a former medieval trading center and princely establish in the western Indian disclose of Rajasthan, in the heart of the Thar Desert. Known as the “Golden City,” it’s distinguished by its orange sandstone architecture.
Dominating the skyline is Jaisalmer Fort, a sprawling hilltop citadel buttressed by 99 bastions. Behind its supreme walls stand the ornate Maharaja’s Palace and intricately carved Jain temples.
The fort of Jaisalmer is a breathtaking sight: a huge sandcastle rising from the sandy plains in the back a mirage from a bygone times. No place bigger evokes exotic camel-train trade routes and desert secrecy. Ninety-nine bastions encircle the forts yet-inhabited twisting lanes. Inside are shops swaddled in gifted embroideries, a royal palace and numerous businesses looking for your tourist rupee.