Thursday, 24 October 2013

Jaisalmer Fort – In Pictures (Part I)

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!


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?

36 comments:

  1. Very interesting post!! the Fort, toys and other items looking beautiful, specially I love the umbrellas in 1st photo..
    Such remarkable tour, Thanks for sharing..

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    1. Thanks Ercotravels :) It was fun shooting Jaisalmer Fort!

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  2. i love them all but my favourites are when you shoot close up from the elephant statues :)

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    1. Thanks Tasha :) Yeah, I know the elephant statues close-up is more attractive. :)

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  3. Very good post with beautiful pictures to attract the attention of readers.

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    1. Thanks Saibaba :) Welcome to my blog!

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  4. Let pictures do the talking !!!!!! Perfect idea.......Beautiful fort and the most mesmerising thing is the antiques:)

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    1. Yeah I agree, Reenu - Antiques were exceptionally beautiful. Jaisalmer Fort's alleys are a delight for a photographer! :)

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  5. Beautiful photographs Renuka

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    1. Thanks Yogesh :) Jaisalmer Fort makes it easy to click nice pictures!

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  6. Beautiful snaps!! Planning a trip to Rajasthan in December and good to see your posts on Jaisalmer.

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    1. Thanks Aravind :) Glad to know that you are planning a trip to Rajasthan.

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  7. Beautiful photographs and the destination looks great.

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    1. Thanks Safaris to Africa :) Yes, Jaisalmer is too beautiful to click bad photos!

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  8. Thank you for taking me there again.

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    1. Thanks Indrani :) I'm glad to know that!

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  9. Have made so many failed plans for Jaisalmer... I have to do it this winter...
    Esp loved the images with dark blue sky!

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    1. Thanks Jitaditya :) Yes, please do visit Jaisalmer. It's really nice. :)

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  10. Interesting items captured beautifully..

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    1. Yeah...that's the uniqueness of Jaisalmer Fort - its beautiful shops and colors!

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  11. Such a colorful lovely post n pics... feel like buying everything n every color from the place :)

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    1. Thanks Anjum :) Yeah that is true.

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  12. So vibrant and colourful. Jaisalmer is so inviting!

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    1. Yes that's true. :) Thanks for stopping by, Niranjan :)

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  13. nice info n pics Renuka ! love reading ur blog! ..Bhawna

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  14. Amazing Pictures. Especially love the Colorful Camel, war elephant and the monochrome pic.

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    1. Thanks Sogy :) Yeah, even I like the war elephant one the most. Jaisalmer is uniquely beautiful.

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  15. The Jaisalmer fort is a very attractive place, but then again, so is all of Rajasthan. :) Would love to visit there once again.
    Nice pictures, Renuka.

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    1. Thanks D.Nambiar :) You're right - the whole of Rajasthan is wonderful to travel.

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  16. Sipping tea (or beer) at night on top of one of the hotels in the fort is an experience worth having

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    1. Thanks for stopping by :) Yeah, that's true. I actually experienced it on my hotel's rooftop in the morning - I sipped tea while watching sunrise. :)

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    1. Thanks Migrationology :) Jaisalmer is a treat to photograph!

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