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Jaisalmer, The Golden City of India

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Jaisalmer, The Golden City of India

Located in the heart of the Thar desert Jaisalmer is popularly known as the golden city of India.

Jaisalmer, The Golden City of India
The town stands on a ridge of yellowish sandstone, crowned by a fort, which contains the palace and several ornate Jain temples.
Jaisalmer, The Golden City of India
Many of the houses and temples are finely sculptured. It lies in the heart of the Thar Desert and has a population of about 78,000. It is the administrative headquarters of Jaisalmer District.

Jaisalmer, The Golden City of India
Jaisalmer is one of the most amazing places in the central part of Asia.

Jaisalmer, The Golden City of India
Dubbed as the “The Golden City”, it is located in the state of Rajasthan , in the middle of the Thar desert and on a ridge of yellowish sandstone on which sculpting is dominate the structure of many of the houses and palaces of the city.



Jaisalmer, The Golden City of India
The city of Jaisalmer was found by Rawal Jaisal in the year 1156; hence it was named as Jaisalmer.
Jaisalmer, The Golden City of India
It got most of its wealth from the passing caravans, as Jaisalmer was an important halt along the trade route.

Jaisalmer, The Golden City of India
Jaisalmer the beautiful desert city is an important tourist attraction with its ultimate sand dunes and thrilling camel safaris.

Jaisalmer, The Golden City of India
Camel caravans were used for trade and the route linked India with Egypt, Arabia, Africa and Central Asia.

Jaisalmer, The Golden City of India


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  1. What fabulous images. India, and Rajasthan in particular, is somewhere I really must visit.

    Particularly love the people portraits.

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