In And Around Jaisalmer

Jaisalmer, better known by the epithet 'Golden City' for its tawny landscape, is steeped in stories of valour, gallantry, vows, battles, sacrifices and royalty. For as far as the eyes can see, the city, surrounded by vast expanse of amber sand of the harsh arid Thar Desert, glows golden due to the rampant use of…

The Land Of Royals, Jaisalmer

Steeped in sagas of royalty, bravery, conspiracy and scars from many wars, this city of sun, sand and ship of desert, has abundance of history, art, architecture, and desert adventures on offer for the inquisitive and intrepid travelers besides being a shopper’s delight and I knew from the word go, when we planned a trip…

The Great Indian Thar Desert

"Sir, just for Rs 800 I will take the camel cart to the farthest limit of this desert.....You can see the finest golden sand there...no coarse grain. All films with desert scene are shot in that part, sir!!" Our camel ride guide was trying his selling pitch on us as we stepped down the cart to shoot…

Kuldhara : The Haunted Village

Kuldhara, the haunted abandoned village, lies some 15 kms west of Jaisalmer (the golden-sand-desert city of Rajasthan). The village inhabited by Paliwal brahmins in around 18th century was a prosperous village. It was a well laid town consisting of 84 villages. The roads laid in cardinal directions were wide and there were separate domestic and…

Forts of Rajasthan

Trikuta Fort, Jaisalmer Jaisalmer is a town in the state of Rajasthan, of golden sands and yellow sandstone and hence also known as the golden city. The "Trikuta Fort" is the only fort which is still occupied by the families which in earlier times owned the land inside the fort. However, due to the  houses…

You Are Invited !

Ever asked a street painter to paint an invite on an external wall of your house or your neighbor's wall? No, I am sure no one has. Even I never knew of any such practice until I visited Jaisalmer , a small town in the state of Rajasthan, with ornate havelis (large houses of rich…