Travel Blogs from Jaisalmer, India

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The Golden City, Jaisalmer, India travel blog

The Golden City

A travel blog entry by mbgower

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... India two days ago. Their shop is just inside the outer walls of the famous fort that occupies the hilltop.   Despite Jaisalmer's remote location in the desert near the Pakistan border, it continues to be a tourist draw because of the richly carved ...

On train, heading west, Jaisalmer, India travel blog

On train, heading west

A travel blog entry by mbgower

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... month it is. Emma's sense of time has slipped into the manaņa. The train lulls me into the beginnings of a similar temporal trance. India rolls by persuasive and varied: a boy goatherd leads his flock on a dusty hill; humble huts of brick or mud or ...

A peaceful interlude...., Jaisalmer, India travel blog

A peaceful interlude....

A travel blog entry by lizandkev

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... and through the markets...there was no hassle and if we said no once, this was accepted and we were left alone!  Jaisalmer is captivating with it's massive almost unreal sand castle fort and friendly people, and i could chill out here for quite a ...

Camel Safari, Thar Desert, India travel blog

Camel Safari

A travel blog entry by lizandkev

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... ! Despite the sore muscles and bums these are definitely the words to describe our camel safari.  The Thar desert close to Jaisalmer is mostly scrub land but because of this the changing scenery made it more interesting than if we were just walking ...

photos from Jaisalmer, Jaisalmer, India travel blog

photos from Jaisalmer

A travel blog entry by mbgower

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I'll put in the story later. For now, here's what a desert city is like... http://www.flickr.com/photos/71103764@N00/ ...

The long, hard road to Jaisalmer, Jaisalmer, India travel blog

The long, hard road to Jaisalmer

A travel blog entry by philthy

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... in Ahmedabad. Our plan was to catch the night train out of Ahmedabad to Jodhpur, and then another train from Jodhpur to Jaisalmer. Before I go further I must say that while the rail system can at times be frustrating and trains can often be late, ...

You want a Safari?, Jaisalmer, India travel blog

You want a Safari?

A travel blog entry by lucinate

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... seppos goodbye once again and headed for our night train. It was 10.30 at night, all the shops had packed up. I finally got to see how the Fort might have looked before tourist shops lined the lanes. Jaisalmer is a great place. I could have bought ...

Gay-dar in India, Jaisalmer, India travel blog

Gay-dar in India

A travel blog entry by mbgower

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... driver's encyclopaedic knowledge of stars and songs is something unimaginable for straight men in the west; here, it's typical. Men in India will loosely hold each other's fingers for a few moments then disengage to lightly hold hands as they walk. It's ...

The Desert Fantasy and the Hill Station, Jaisalmer, rajasthan, India travel blog

The Desert Fantasy and the Hill Station

A travel blog entry by fishtails04

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... I'm Lisa the veiled lady, hidden within the shady walls of my luxurious haveli in this desert fortress town of Jaisalmer, looking out through the delicately carved sandstone window shields but remaining a mysterious figure to the masses down in the dusty ...

A night under the stars, Jaisalmer, India travel blog

A night under the stars

A travel blog entry by markandjade

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We got a 2ac sleeper train to Jaisalmer which was much more comfortable and we slept through the 5 hour journey until we arrived. We might of said Jodhpur had a sandcastle looking fort but it seems that every fort we go to gets bigger and more ...

Sand Castle...., Delhi and Jaisalmer, Rajasthan, India travel blog

Sand Castle....

A travel blog entry by grahamandrach

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... pizzas which were edible. It was a shame as the hotel was in the fort ramparts and had great views from the rooftop. Jaisalmer fort looks like a giant sandcastle from a distance and has only one enterence leading to narrow alleyways of houses and small ...

Jaisalmer and the Desert Festival, Jaisalmer, India travel blog

Jaisalmer and the Desert Festival

A travel blog entry by philthy

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... we made in Jaisalmer came through some people we befriended on the long trip from Ahmedabad to Jaisalmer. Havier and Justine, another couple travelling through India and beyond, invited us to dinner at their guesthouse. The food served there was ...

Jaisalmer, Jodhpur, Udaipur: queens of the desert, Jaisalmer, India travel blog

Jaisalmer, Jodhpur, Udaipur: queens of the desert

A travel blog entry by jeroen

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... kilometres of fencing, guards and parked military hardware. It's only a short drive to (or from) the Pakistani border, after all. JAISALMER Imagine a rock in the middle of the desert with a red sandstone, inhabited fortress on top of it, and a small ...

Rajasthani Roadtrip - Bikaner to Jaisalmer, Jaisalmer, India travel blog

Rajasthani Roadtrip - Bikaner to Jaisalmer

A travel blog entry by el_condor

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As you travel along the road from Bikaner to Jaisalmer, you emerge into the Great Thar Desert proper, an extraordinary landscape that stretches to the Pakistan border and beyond. Bleak, spare and handsome, it's a hungry thirsty land. It must be ...

Desert Boy - Part II, Jaisalmer, India travel blog

Desert Boy - Part II

A travel blog entry by hughie

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Hi to one and all again, currently in the land of the rising sun enjoying the delights and craziest of Toyko. Had the most amazing time ever in China with Danny 'International man of mystery' McCrossan & John 'The Rock' Tsang, have some great tales about ...

Another fort, Mr Magoo and Raj's Revenge part ii, Jaisalmer--the Golden City, India travel blog

Another fort, Mr Magoo and Raj's Revenge part ii

A travel blog entry by mimmik

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... walls. It's definitely in the touristy category, but beautiful nonetheless. We shopped around for a good camel safari company (as you do in Jaisalmer) and suddenly we were off at 6.30 in the morning in a jeep for an hour's drive to meet our camels. We ...

The Camel Safari, Jaisalmer, India travel blog

The Camel Safari

A travel blog entry by jsnicka

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... the hot season here so it was about 46 degrees during the day but at least it is a dry heat. I instantly decide that I like Jaisalmer much more than Delhi. It is not quite as crowded and has much more of a pleasant atmosphere. We walk through the random ...

Camel Safari, Jaisalmer, India travel blog

Camel Safari

A travel blog entry by hils

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... Brahmin Village which had been abandoned 80 years previously, it was quite eerie wandering around. We then got picked up and we headed back to Jaisalmer where we enjoyed cakes at the German bakery - heaven after 3 days of vegetable curry and ...

Jaisalmer Tourist...I mean, Desert Festival, Jaisalmer, India travel blog

Jaisalmer Tourist...I mean, Desert Festival

A travel blog entry by sarah

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... Mr Desert tour agency; awe alone doesn't pay the bills, apparently. We had two experiences in Jaisalmer which illustrate the joy and pain of travelling in India. We bought a CD of traditional Rajasthani music from this really cool guy along the main ...

The Golden(sworthy) City.., Jaisalmer, India travel blog

The Golden(sworthy) City..

A travel blog entry by natandkat

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... and a beautiful palace all carved out of the same golden sandstone. It's like something out of a dream. We spent 5 days in Jaisalmer wandering around and exploring the fort and all it's nooks and crannies. We stayed in a beautiful old havelis (wealthy ...

Golden City, Jaisalmer, India travel blog

Golden City

A travel blog entry by andy_jillian

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... ever be able to describe what we are experiencing here, this is the essence of travelling and discovering the world. India is truly amazing. We drove form Bikaner to Jaisalmer and as soon as we saw the fort, we were so stunned. It just looks like a ...

Robin Hood Meets Alice in Wonderland, Jaisalmer, India travel blog

Robin Hood Meets Alice in Wonderland

A travel blog entry by jackdrury

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We were walking along a dusty Jaisalmer alley-like street when Ellen suddenly felt faint. She looked at me and said "I feel like Alice." The next thing I knew we were both sliding down a long grassy chute and wound up in wonderland. Perched on a hill ...

The Camel Safari, Jaisalmer, India travel blog

The Camel Safari

A travel blog entry by lraleigh

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... wondering where all the tourists went. The answer was: the non-touristic route. We met at the Isha Palace Guesthouse in the Jaisalmer Fort, where I was staying. Jaisalmer was an old desert town centered arounnd the 1,000 year-old fort, all made ...

Camel safaris and desert madmen, Jaisalmer, India travel blog

Camel safaris and desert madmen

A travel blog entry by laurenandkris

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... from a 3 day, 2 nights camel safari in the Great Thar Desert! I think when we last left you we were heading off to Jaisalmer - well we did. It was a beautiful place, I think possibly our favorite city yet. We met an Irish girl and her Aussie husband who ...

Jaisalmer, Jaisalmer, India travel blog

Jaisalmer

A travel blog entry by djchurch

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... http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg14419564.300-collapse-of-the-golden-city.html http://www.jaisalmer-in-jeopardy.org/aboutjaisalmer.html Lonely Planet Guide to India, 2007. If you are interested in any of the myriad beautiful Rajasthan ...

On the back of a camel, Jaisalmer, India travel blog

On the back of a camel

A travel blog entry by mightylongway

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Dust and Deserts We arrived in the far west town of Jaisalmer hot and dusty after a long and delayed train ride. Jaisalmer is a small city for India - only 80,000 or so people, 20,000 of which live in a sandstone fort rising out of the desert, their ...

Sandcastle and Camel Crotch, Jaisalmer, India travel blog

Sandcastle and Camel Crotch

A travel blog entry by meandher

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... seen one that feirce before. (maybe we really did need that flashing Shiva on the dashboard after all!) As we got closer to Jaisalmer the terrain flattened out strikingly, in fact we could see every detail of the land upto the horizon... as flat as a ...

Carmel Safari, Jaisalmer, India travel blog

Carmel Safari

A travel blog entry by hughie

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Some photos of the safari - the sunset one are from a guy Nicky, on my camera I cannot control the shutter speed thus I mudded up my sunset ones. I will get Jacko to bring my SLR out to Vietnam as I was ragin'!!!!! Anyway enjoy - other wil follow when I ...

Delhi and Rajasthan, Jaisalmer, India travel blog

Delhi and Rajasthan

A travel blog entry by worldofbintang

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... it's intricate carving and wide cobblestone walls. The heat of Rajasthan was beginning to take it's toll on us so we decided to move on to Jaisalmer the next day. Jaisalmer is the gold city right on the edge of the Thar desert. It's fort dominates the ...

Our favorite place in India....Jaiselmer!, Jaiselmer, India travel blog

Our favorite place in India....Jaiselmer!

A travel blog entry by worldtraveler2

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... place in India.  They gave us some welcoming Chai and we sat and enjoyed the view with an Italian couple and talked about India.  Sitting on the rooftop with the massive fort city in front of us, I finally felt relaxed and comfortable.  It ...

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