Jaisalmer - Sun and Sand Dunes

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The desert and magical sunshine!

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Lone standing tree in the desert.

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Ruins in the desert.

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Fascinating faces in the desert!

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A 200 year old architectural delight.

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Artifacts at the Mandir Palace.

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Illuminated corridor at Suryagarh, Jaisalmer.

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At the Longewala Border between India and Pakistan

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Dessert and Shakespearean poetry.

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Laal Maas at Trio

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At Bada Bagh, Jaisalmer

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The best time to visit Jaisalmer is in the winter months between December and February. The days are warm and pleasant. Nights can be slightly chilly. A week is more than enough to experience this desert city of Rajasthan, India. ‘The Golden City’ lies in the heart of the Thar Desert. The city is known for its grand forts, temples and sumptuous Rajasthani fare. The desert is the jewel in its crown. Don’t forget to shop for vibrant Rajasthani handicrafts near the Jaisalmer Fort.

I chose to stay at Suryagarh Hotel. It is a high end luxury hotel in the middle of the desert. There are plenty of other hotels to choose from. Many palaces have been converted into heritage hotels. The Mandir Palace is one such hotel. 

Make sure you visit Bada Bagh, The Jaisalmer Fort, Patwaon-Ki-Haveli, Kuldhara Abandoned Village, Mandir palace and take a safari through the Thar Desert

No words can do justice to this gorgeous property in the middle of the magnificent desert. Suryagarh, Jaisalmer is one of the best luxury hotels I've stayed at in India. Beating drums welcome you as you set foot into the hotel. You can't help but feel truly royal. Delicious snacks and cool drinks await you inside while the front desk helps you with the check in. The rooms are spacious, comfortable and the windows open up to a brilliant sunrise in the morning. The team is ever so courteous and always on the lookout to assist you in any way they can. The breakfast buffet can be eaten sitting in the charming garden where a tortoise crawls by and Simba, the adorable labrador does his rounds of the hotel. The hotel staff leaves sweet surprises at your bedside every time you come back into your room. I truly had a blissful stay here.
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The Trio Restaurant near Mandir Palace, Jaisalmer serves delectable, lip smacking food. I thoroughly enjoyed their laal maas with naam accompanied by chilled beer!
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Make sure you take out time for a camel ride or a jeep safari through the desert. Thar is glorious and the endless sand dunes will leave you stunned. The tribal folk dressed in enchanting outfits will be more than happy to strike a conversation with you.
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Photo of Thar Desert, Rajasthan, India by Traveltoesofficial
It is said that The Battle of Longewala was a turning point In India’s scuffle against Pakistan in 1971. This has forever been surrounded by controversy.
Photo of Longewala-The Battlefield, Sadhawala, Rajasthan, India by Traveltoesofficial
This 200 year old architectural delight has been converted into a heritage hotel. A must visit!!
Photo of Mandir Palace, Sadar Bazar, Jaisalmer, Rajasthan, India by Traveltoesofficial
Bada Bagh, Jaisalmer consists of numerous gardens and the royal cenotaphs of Maharajas of Jaisalmer state. I was greeted by unhesitating winds and intricately carved architecture. The backdrop boasts of mango trees and huge wind turbines.
Photo of Bada Bagh cenotaphs, Bada Baugh Chhatris Road, Jaisalmer, Rajasthan, India by Traveltoesofficial
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