Taken By The Hand - Jaisalmer

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Photo of Taken By The Hand - Jaisalmer by Kartikaya M Nagar
Photo of Taken By The Hand - Jaisalmer by Kartikaya M Nagar
Photo of Taken By The Hand - Jaisalmer by Kartikaya M Nagar
Photo of Taken By The Hand - Jaisalmer by Kartikaya M Nagar
Photo of Taken By The Hand - Jaisalmer by Kartikaya M Nagar
Photo of Taken By The Hand - Jaisalmer by Kartikaya M Nagar
Photo of Taken By The Hand - Jaisalmer by Kartikaya M Nagar
Photo of Taken By The Hand - Jaisalmer by Kartikaya M Nagar
Photo of Taken By The Hand - Jaisalmer by Kartikaya M Nagar
Photo of Taken By The Hand - Jaisalmer by Kartikaya M Nagar
Photo of Taken By The Hand - Jaisalmer by Kartikaya M Nagar

Have you ever visited a place that is a big tourist attraction and felt lost? I did, when I went to Jaisalmer 3 years back as part of my time at Art School. I was studying photography and the trip was to practice.

The enormity of the place left me absolutely confused in terms of what should i do and where should I start from. After all Jaisalmer has the problem of plenty but plenty never offers focus. 

This is when I met Deepa, a child guide of Jaisalmer. And then my trip came into shape. 

You can read about my trip in detail on https://kartikaya.com/2016/06/04/taken-by-the-hand-jaisalmer/

A beautiful and serene lake just a few minutes away from the city.
Its an experience to explore the fort and city around it. For the explorer, walking around the city, interacting with the locals especially the elderly who give a glimpse of how life used to be when they were young is so interesting. Jaisalmer has had a rich royal past - literally. The stories of Rajasthani valour and affluence add to the aura of the place.
I was here during the Desert festival. The place is super crowded and the star attraction is the Camel Race. But the place does get a little rowdy post the sunset owing to the "high spirits" of a few folks around.
For its history and architecture. The two havelis of Nathmal and Patwon have very interesting architecture. One of these havelis house memorabilia from the time gone by and offer a very interesting look into the lives if the occupants.
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