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Jaisalmer || Golden City of India

Jaisalmer is sometimes called the "Golden City of India" because the yellow sand gives a yellowish-golden tinge to the city and its surrounding area. It is full of majestic images that transfer visitors into the towering fortresses shining in the sun, ornate Havelis (enclosed massive houses) under the clear blue skies, tawny sand dunes drifting down by camel riders, shy women with multicolored dresses and silver jewelry. In 1156, Rawal Jaisal, a Rajput king founded the fort and city of Jaisalmer and named them after him. Jaisalmer is located on the border of India and Pakistan in West Rajasthan, right in the heart of the Thar Desert. The Jaisalmer fort is situated atop Trikuta Hill and has been a witness to many acts of valor and bravery during fierce battles.  Its high walls are made up of yellowish sandstone, a color that glows during sunset. Inside the fort you can visit the Raj Mahal (Royal palace), some exquisitely beautiful Jain temples and the Laxminath temple. Jaisalmer is also famous for its Havelis. The most famous one is the Patwon-ki-Haveli built by a rich merchant. The other beautiful Havelis are Salim Singh-ki-Haveli and the Nathmalji-ki-Haveli. Apart from these attractions, Camel safaris in the nearby desert are also famous among tourists because it gives one the opportunity to view the austere beauty of the desert at close quarters. For a traveler, Jaisalmer keeps unraveling its beauty with every moment and there is always more to see and more to do here.

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