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Jaisalmer - the golden fort

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Jaisalmer called the Golden City - due to its yellow sandstone buildings, is situated at the edge of the Great Thar Desert. Overlooking the city from 80m-high Trikuta hill (three-peaked) is the Jaisalmer fort, which was built in 1156. The fort is encircled by 99 bastions. Most of the inhabitants of the fort used to work for local maharajas - nowadays they run their shops, guesthouses and hotels. The city of Jaisalmer is famous for its intricately carved havelis (houses of the wealthy merchants), including such famous buildings as: Patwa-ki-Haveli, Salim Singh-ki-Haveli and Nathmal-ki-Haveli.

Jaisalmer fort - the golden sandstone fort, was built in 1156 and is the second oldest in Rajasthan
Entering the Jaisalmer fort
The main square of the Jaisalmer fort
Jaisalmer fort colourful street life
Enchanted back streets of the Jaisalmer fort
Beautifully carved sandstone facade, Jaisalmer fort
The Jaisalmer fort is encircled by 99 bastions
Busy streets of the Jaisalmer fort
A shoe stand in the Jaisalmer fort
A Rajasthani woman in the Jaisalmer fort
Beautifully carved sandstone balcony, Jaisalmer fort
Inhabitants of the Jaisalmer fort
One of the streets in the town of Jaisalmer
The Havelis and mansions built by the wealthy merchants in the 19th century, Jaisalmer
Local girl at a balcony
Everyday life in Jaisalmer
A beautiful Haveli in Jaisalmer
Details of the beautifully carved sandstone facade of a Haveli, Jaisalmer
Inhabitant of one of the Havelis
Anita and Kruger in Jaisalmer - the Golden City
A Rajasthani woman in Jaisalmer
Beautifully carved sandstone Haveli facade, Jaisalmer
Is it the owner of the Haveli?
Playing ball under one of the Havelis
Local women watching the street life of Jaisalmer
Holy cows wander the streets of Jaisalmer
A holy cow can be milked too :)
A street stand with delicious Indian food
Vegetables at reasonable price :)
Colourful fabric shops attract attention
Young girl brushing her hair in front of a house
An Indian beauty of Jaisalmer
A dinner in one of the rooftop restaurants in the Jaisalmer fort is a romantic experience

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