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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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... has taken of us during our stay at Jasmin Home Just passed a group of small boys playing - guess what- cricket, on a dusty patch of ground on the outskirts of Thaiyat Hamra. The scenery outside is flat, dusty, with scattered stunted trees and scrub. The sun is about the set so we'll be in darkness very soon. A sort of mist keeps rolling across the desert - presumably something to do with dropping temperature - and the sky is ...
... sunset. Not so glorious as there was a haze on the horizon - in fact we just about missed it! The camel team cleared up after tea then set up our bedroom - 5 mattresses and blankets under the stars - perfect! The only decision was who would sleep at the edges and be the first crawling point for the black beetles and other insects. They didn't seem so bad so I slept on the edge (I was a little concerned about finding a scorpion ...
... some beers taken with us as they weren't included in the price but they would be happy to supply some, ok then we'll have 2 bottles each just in case. We jumped the back of a jeep and set off out of Jaisalmer. We had two guides in the front of the jeep, one Babu was a young lad who was doing all the driving and the other was the camel man who's camels we would be riding. Our first stop was Bada Bagh a memorial site for the past Jaisalmer rulers. It looked good from a distance ...
... some if the buttresses are starting to buckle and apparently it's starting to sink into the foundations.
Later in the afternoon we went back to our guesthouse. By this time we had moved to the Shahi Palace hotel which lies just below the fort. I had booked it as a bit of luxury post-camel trek and it is easily the nicest hotel we have stayed at so far on our travels, and all for the reasonable sum of £11 a night.
... livestock (now I was much more weary). Rubbish (curiously absent in the fort) was back to prolific quantities in the old city. Nevertheless this old city was atmospheric as well, with an interesting street market and many food stalls at the end.
Surprisingly, I encountered relatively few tourists. Groups arrived by bus throughout the day, but there were few staying in and around the fort. Over lunch though I did met two backpackers ...