Samstag, 23. August 2008


Jaisalmer's Golden Fort is huge

and massive,

full of small crumbling streets

and starving dogs.

Many houses are decorated with paintings of Ganesh, the popular elephant-headed god.

Outside the fort: one of many beautiful Havelis - houses of rich merchants with delicate stone carvings.

Picture by a guide in the Patwon ki Haveli. By the way, if you need a reliable and well-informed riksha driver in Jaisalmer you can call Sachin, +919414761436. We were very pleased with him.

Inside a Haveli

A little outside the city: Bada Bagh, a memorial for the rulers of Jaisalmer - and their wives, who were burnt with them on the funeral pyre.

Our hotel

and our hotel room. Almost 300 years old and quite romantic.

In the early morning, we went to lake Gadi Sagar which was supposed to look pretty around sunrise.

It really did.

In the fort again: beautifully carved Jain Temple.

Raj Mahal (City Palace)

Another Jain temple near Jaisalmer.

We also went on a little camel trip,

but nor far enough to escape the crowds.

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