The Desert City of Jaisalmer

By Tony – Rajasthan, India 2008

The fortified city of Jaisalmer is the quintessential desert dream. Massive, ancient, and spectacular, the thousand year old fort, built to defend its residents from marauding invaders, is now being defended by its residents from encroaching modern development.

Hindu drums and the Muslim call to prayer echo as visitors explore narrow alleys leading to exotic Jain temples. Camels covered in colorful tassels and desert dwellers dressed in exotic garb and jingling jewelry make this Rajasthan’s most spectacular destination.

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