We reached the place at around 5:0 a.m after 12 hours of train journey from Jaipur. It was dark initially, we had rented a bike (Avenger), the good thing about renting a bike in Jaisalmer is their hospitality, the way the agent treat you is something that needs to be appreciated. Our first ride was to witness the sunrise in Bada Bagh( royal cenotaph) and believe me the view was stunning with cenotaph around , sunrise painting the sky with golden colour wind mill rotating around, is something that I wish to wake up every morning with the same peaceful feeling and views.
Bada Bagh- the golden royal cenotaph of which the first one is of Maharaja Jai singh II, founder of Jaisalmer city, it is believed that the cenotaph was first built by Maharaja Jai Singh's son for his good deed that helped in flourish the city by constructing a damn which not only helped the water scarcity problem but also helped to grow the green vegetations in the town. Till then it has become a tradition among the royals to built the same who passes away.
After a refreshing sunrise at Bada Bagh, we headed towards Tanot Mata Temple where we experienced the beliefs of the BSF (Border Security Force) who is responsible for preserving and maintaining the heritage site since Indo-Pak war in 1971. What amazed was the Masjid, which was built just outside the door of the mandir, which reflects the "true-secularism" in the most religiously chaotic country like India
Then, on that scorching heat, we take a next ride to Longewala Border ( battlefield) which is 40 km from Tanot Mata temple a must visit place if you are visiting Jaisalmer. Here you don't actually see the Border of Pakistan but I'm sure one can have a chilling effect once you step to that place.