Jaisalmer Fort with lots of buzz in the forefront.
Jaisalmer Fort seems like an exquisite world stolen or maybe borrowed from our fairy tales. The moment I stepped inside its premises, I was awestruck! It brims with all kinds of beautiful things – colorful shops, bookstores, cafes, restaurants and much more to delight the senses.
It was built by the Bhati Rajput ruler Rao Jaisal in the 11th century. The fort is massive and grand – it is the pivotal tourist attraction of Jaisalmer (Rajasthan).
I think I should just let the pictures do the talking!
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|Few antiques remind of war times, also depicts the age-old strength.|
|On the left – An outdoor shop of décor pieces. On the right – Traditional items from the old era.|
|This is a typical lane in the fort with colourful fabrics hung on the walls and antiques displayed on the sideways.|
A little book-shop in the alley of the fort waits for a reader to pass by.
|Colorful show-pieces of elephants and camels on display|
|Buddha's face statues on display|
|On the left – A beautifully painted pot kept on a ladder (notice the cobbled lane) On the right – A colorful window-hanging at a shop in the alley.|
|Antique wall clocks make the time stand still for us to go down the memory lane.|
Traditional fabric blends with the old cobbled wall.
A shop of fabric, also pointing to serve tea and a possible cyber café tucked along with it.
|A cute little elephant antique hails the magnificence of the fort.|
So that was part one of Jaisalmer Fort Photo Essay (to be continued...)
How did you like Jaisalmer Fort?