Hotel Jeet Mahal

near 1 gate of fort, Jaisalmer, Rajasthan, 345001, India | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Jaisalmer

Camel time!

A travel blog entry by paulfeeney

6

... out of the sand over the market town below, its like stepping back in time. About 250 families still live within the fort but this is a controversial topic due to the fact that the fort was never built with adequate drainage, so all the water the homes and guesthouses use is causing it to sink into the sand. It's sad to think that something which has stood strong for so long could be gone within our lifetime.
Within the fort there's a beautiful palace with views for ...

Supersize sandcastle and terrific temples

A travel blog entry by twovines

15

... us and we can hear the priests singing and bells chiming. We go to explore further. First stop, the Jain temples, a series of seven yellow sandstone buildings, all intricately carved. Chandraprabhu Temple, the main one, dates back to 1509 and is dedicated to the moon. The narrow streets are thronging with sightseers of all nationalities but chiefly Indians who can barely contain their excitement. We purchase our tickets and as custom dictates, we remove our ...

Beautiful Jain Temples Carved in Soft Sandstone

A travel blog entry by enewhorizons

17

... by intruders several times and was destroyed in 1156 by Mohmmad Ghori, Jaisalmer being close to Afghan border.

This made the then ruler Rawal Jaisal to bore a 20 kms tunnel to shift the holy idol to the fort in case of such intrusion. The existence of this tunnel shows the determination and unshaken faith of the domiciles to protect the Jainism.

It is known that every Jain, in one life, aspires to visit 108 places in India ...

A Series of Unfortunate Events

A travel blog entry by jhalpin14

7

... for good comedy value. Hopefully normal service will continue in the next edition, where no doubt I'll be trampled by a train of camels or carried off by a vulture. But like I have said, anyone planning a trip to this part of the world by very wary, as in an unfamiliar culture and with people unscrupulously trying to part you from your money, it can put a slight downer on your experience. Rajasthan is a magical place though and definitely worth seeing.

Until the next time x
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Jaisalmer, Rajasthan

A travel blog entry by kat_mc

14

... to see a beautiful view of the city. After returning to his restaurant for dinner and discovering that they had not been successful in finding other tourists to share the camel trek with, I politely turned down the trek. (I'm okay with riding on a motorbike around town based on a fellow tourist's recommendation, but its another business to travel alone into the desert with them!) I ended up going with the guesthouse's inhouse camel safari guide (who, like Khameesh) took ...

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This hotel, located on near 1 gate of fort, Jaisalmer, is near Stok Palace Museum and Tibetan Market.
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