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Jaisalmer Tourism Guide

Rajasthan's Golden City, named so because of its magnificent yellow sandstone structures, is an artistic marvel in the midst of the arid desert. The splendid palaces and havelis with intricate carvings, latticed windows and 'jharokas' or balconies, Jaisalmer Tourism Guideshowcase the artistry of the Rajasthani stonemasons at their best. The ancient fort is still a living one, as a busy township buzzes within its walls. The 'Land of Sands' owes itsname to Maharaja Jaisal of the Bhatti Rajput clan who built the city in 1156. Once an important trade centre, strategically located on the caravan trade route to Afghanistan and Central Asia, Jaisalmer saw a golden era from 12th century onwards. The erstwhile rulers grew rich by looting gems, silk and opium from the caravans, but by 16th century, Jaisalmer became relatively peaceful with the rulers and traders competing against each other to showcase their new found wealth. This resulted in the construction of grand palaces and huge havelis. Typically a desert city, Jaisalmer is everything you would have imagined in a fable. The small city is beautifully fortified by the imposing yellow sandstone fort, carefully protecting the medieval charm inside.

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