Ratan Palace Hotel
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So what can I say about Jaisalmer. My favorite place so far. I was able to stay right inside the fort that dates back to the 1100. The streets are quite tight and the buildings are right on top of each other. It has a real mid evil feel straight from game of thrones. The whole city is made of sandstone. I stayed at deep mahal and booked a three day camel safari. The place and service was great. Only $8 a ...
I gave the town of Jaisalmer itself quite a wide berth, as you would expect. But how could I not go into the Jaisalmer Fort – probably the only living fort in India.
Jaisalmer is a small town. In the olden days, it was just a small village. It was repeatedly threatened and invaded and so the ruler got the whole village into the fort, both as a means of protection as well getting the maximum recruits ...
... as there were several weddings going on around town then went to bed.
Wednesday 22nd January 2014
- Enjoyed a great nights sleep and hot shower, followed by a lengthy breakfast on the rooftop with Guy. After chilling on the rooftop till mid-morning, we headed over to the Jain Temple complex, a collection of seven beautifully carved temples, they looked similar to the temples of Khajuraho. Inside the temples, it was like a maze and ...
... dry, sunny climate. Back in damp Blighty, things fade and decay at a much quicker rate.
We walked back to the fort, collected our luggage and collected by our original driver. 'Remember me?' He smiled.
'Of course!' I replied. I didn't add it was because he had the hairiest inner ears I'd ever seen. Both Mike and I agreed on a length of two inches, starting at the outer ear and sticking out, mostly vertically.
We were allocated ...