"The Golden City"

Trip Start Nov 06, 2010
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Trip End Mar 18, 2011


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Flag of India  , Rajasthan,
Saturday, December 25, 2010

Our next stop was the desert city of Jaisalmer , nicknamed "The Golden City". The town stands on a ridge of yellowish sandstone, crowned by a fort, which contains the palace and several ornate Jain temples. Many of the houses and temples are finely sculptured. It lies in the heart of the Thar Desert. A little fact from history - Jaisalmer was one of the last states to sign a treaty with the British Government.

We liked the size of this small city and loved the large fort built in 1156 by the Bhati Rajput ruler Jaisal, Jaisalmer Fort is situated on Trikuta Hill and had been the scene of many battles. Its massive sandstone walls are a tawny lion color during the day, turning to a magical honey-gold as the sun sets. It is now filled with many shops and street action happening all the time.

The days were nice about 65F (18C) and when the sun went down the temperatures went down to about 45F (7C) or less.

During our drive we stopped at a lake in the desert to watch some Siberian cranes, which make there home here in India during the winter. Check-out the short video!
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Betay Grater on

What do all of those cranes find to eat? Betsy

Raul Freyre on

You both are going to have to start your own tour/guide business.
Gracias for sharing.!!
Raúl

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