Hotel Suraj

Old City, Next to Jain Temple, Jaisalmer, Rajasthan, 345001, India | Castle
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A travel blog entry by martycindy on Jan 21, 2014

11 comments, 20 photos

This would be our second time taking an AC3 train, which is a tiny bit more run down than AC2, with the main difference being that they fit 3 beds into a space normally reserved for 2. We got the top bunk each time, which we were grateful for, but sitting up was next to impossible with the reduced room. Scheduled for a 530am arrival, we get in …

Me, my camel and the endless Thar

A travel blog entry by indigoite


... with nature gives us a way to live life without destroying what is around. The stillness calms our mind. In the silence of the desert, our voices carry a huge distance, maybe even a mile, and shows us the power we have.

The desert provides us a perfect place for reflection - something we rarely do in the daily bustle of life.

As the sun set, I turned back, a "richer" ...

Palaces and bedspreads

A travel blog entry by lauralamble


... the palace, and they made a promise that their two halves would not be the same, so as you look at the haveli, both inside and out, you can see subtle differences in the shape of the windows, or the carved statues above the doors. Inside, the difference continue. The house is still lived in by members of the family, and so there is a limit to what you can see inside. Like everywhere else, there was a shop selling stuff to us! We then visited the Patwa Haveli, which ...

The living fortress and a camel safari

A travel blog entry by ian_witchlow


... and my desert hat, with sun glasses made me look fit for the part (in a ridiculous way).

We stopped by some sand dunes with some bed frames already there, and got some traditional food from the camel boys for dinner and breakfast. Thin mattresses and quilts were gotten out of a tumbleweed covered hut (we had seen them in some of the passing villages) and provided good cover for the only slightly chilly night. There was some cloud cover, so we didn't see ...

Havelis and a spot of kingfisher hunting

A travel blog entry by roberm05


... from the cooking class come up the stairs so they joined us and we had another kingfisher (ohhhh go on then twist our arms). We chilled out there until about 2:30 then set off to do some last minute purchases of leather. The beers must have been doing the talking as we bought bags, and belts and all sorts of things, when I asked "what is best price?" He replied with 100 rupee more expensive than he'd originally quoted me and I ...

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This castle, located on Old City, Next to Jain Temple, Jaisalmer, is near Stok Palace Museum and Tibetan Market.
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