Surja Hotel

East Fort Wall, In the Fort, Jaisalmer, Rajasthan, 345001, India | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Jaisalmer

Camel time!

A travel blog entry by paulfeeney on May 14, 2014

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... funny one', Falcon. Our guide Ali lead the way with Jenny's camel carrying his young apprentice who sang Hindi songs all the way, and mine? Well Falcon and I had the beer, the responsibility was frighting!
We trekked off for a couple of hours through the tiny villages and the dunes before arriving at our night spot. Falcon and myself got the beer there intact so it was time to crack a couple open and watch the sun disappear over the dunes.
After some beer and tea we ...

Jaisalmer

A travel blog entry by fernbob on Mar 17, 2014

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... sat sipping our cappuccinos!

Under British rule, Jaisalmer became isolated due to the fact that shipping was directed through Mumbai. Further, as a result of Partitioning in 1947, trade routes by train into Pakistan were cut, leaving the city with a declining population. Ah, but not to worry, the wars in '65 and '71 with Pakistan brought new life to the desert town! Jaisalmer is only about 150 ...

Opium in the ghost town

A travel blog entry by annahildreth on Oct 20, 2013

Last day in Jaisalmer which is without a doubt my favourite place so far.
40km motorbike ride through the desert during the hottest part of the day, out to the deserted town called Kuldara...never been so parched!
I was told the story behind the Ghost Town which was deserted by the ...

The Golden City

A travel blog entry by teambrazier on May 21, 2013

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... in the sand! I didn't think we would see any wildlife in the desert but we were lucky to see buck, deer and antelope. Around sunset we stopped at the top of the sand dunes and watched the sun go down in total silence - amazing!

On the way back I was itching to see how fast my camel could go - having been led all the way by a rope. I think our camel man thought I was joking when I asked to trot so said "OK off you go" - So I did! I have ...

Jaisalmer - the "golden city" (now with camels!)

A travel blog entry by tdfitz on Apr 13, 2013

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... it changes and the amount of towns shrinks to next to zero. The city of just about a million sits in this weird bulbous area at the top west of India and is literally surrounded by Pakistan on three sides. The border is roughly 40kms away and due to this sensitive location so close to a bitter enemy, the military outnumber civilians four to one. We would pass countless Army, Air Force and Border Police headquarters, barracks and testing grounds. My hotel turned out ...

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This hotel, located on East Fort Wall, In the Fort, Jaisalmer, is near Stok Palace Museum and Tibetan Market.
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