Hotel Laxmi Niwas
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... wirkt sehr ruhig, gutmütig und zugleich robust. Doch an den Ritt und die damit verbundene Bewegung des Kamels muss ich mich noch gewöhnen. Wir reiten ein paar Stunden, bleiben vereinzelt bei Dünen stehen und fotografieren die bizarre Landschaft. Wir entdecken ein paar Schlangen, Kühe, Geier, Wildhunde und Gazellen. Dann sehe ich einen alten Mann, der ganz alleine durch die Wüstenlandschaft spaziert. Es scheint ein Einheimischer zu sein, der auf dem Weg in Richtung Dorf ...
... into the community in a very personal way.
For centuries, Jaisalmer was a main centre for camel trains moving west. It went into sharp decline when this came to an end following partition in 1947. Since the war with Pakistan, Jaisalmer has been slowly emerging from its recession owing to its strategic importance and, with the opening of the airport to civilian traffic next year, it is hoped that tourism will help to rebuild the fortunes of this historic and wonderful ...
The hotel car delivered us to Jodhpur station for the 5 o'clock train and a porter manfully trolled our bags to platform A2 - we had to cross the tracks to avoid a high bridge which was interesting. Unsurprisingly the train was delayed and we waited on the platform till about 6 watching the stations most populous inhabitants scurry about (see photo). Just as with the blasting of horns by cars and rickshaws, the trains passing through ...
... were slightly concerned the sand dunes promised were never going to appear. However after an hour and a half we saw the dunes in the distance along with the jeep. Upon arriving at the camp site, which consisted of a basic shelter and windbreak we took the opportunity to have a walk round the proximity, running down the dunes. Whilst we were exploring the others had been setting a fire to brew some late afternoon chai. At the sight of powdered milk we got excited at ...
... Jaisalmer. During our stay, we got upto the following:-
Fort view- nice to relax having a kingfisher with a giant sandcastle in sight.
Camel safari- hot, hot, hot. More comfortable and relaxing than a horse with deserted sand dunes at the finish line.
Inside the fort- great city view and lots of market stalls. Reminded Stacey of Granada, a place that I have always loved.
No real scams, ...