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TravelPod Member ReviewsFort Rajwada Jaisalmer
It's the most beautiful location I saw in Jaisalmer, and we got to stay there!!! Don't get the tea though, unless you want to spend 100 rupees on it!
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... with a number of little ghats and temples along the edge.
Then we drove out of town to see the Royal Cenotaphs, where the members of the royal family are interred. Beautiful memorials, and very peaceful other than some kid who insisted on being our guide and wouldn't take no for an answer. We went up to Sunset Point, where we got to watch the sun set while some kids were flying kites.
Some tea and dessert at the hotel dining room and off to bed.
... between them we learned from some locals that it was the last day of a Hindu fast, where the women eat only fruit at night in the hope to have a long and happy marriage, so the locals were offering food to the lakes catfish for good Karma. I decided to get onto this, not with the fish because they were huge, but by helping a struggling goat get to a branch he was well over stretching for on a walls edge. He was sorted for a few days now anyway!
On the way back we....meaning ...
... in a beautiful old blue haveli (mansion) with a rooftop terrace and restaurant, I reckon its one of the best places we have stayed yet.
We continued west after Jodhpur, catching a train out to Jaisalmer. Located amidst the arid Thar desert, Jaisalmer is a small city centered on a golden sandstone fort. Although far less imposing than its Jodhpuri cousin, Jaisalmer's fort is a hive of activity where Mehrangarh stands silent as a museum. Inside the fort's walls ...
... to, riding with the rhythm of the camel and the dingle of the bell on one of the camels. On arrival at our campsite, the guides made our beds. These are raised beds, with a thin mattress, a pillow and 2 thick blankets for each of us. We also had our own sleeping bags, and I covered my head with my shawl, as the night ...
... took the copies.
Shortly thereafter, my mood lightened considerably when we climbed into the car and realized he wouldn’t be joining us. I’d been dreading spending a night in the desert with the untrustworthy snake, so the news that he was suddenly ‘too busy’ to join us buoyed my spirits immeasurably.
On the way out to the spot where we would rendezvous with our camel driver and camels, we stopped in at a little village. ...