Jaisalmer Journals

Magnificent Jaisalmer

A December 2002 trip to Jaisalmer by Alok Kumar Goenka

Quote: Places to visit and how to get around.
This city, situated in the state of Rajasthan has many fine forts and palaces. Many of the hotels are owned by the royal family. There are many things to do. It is interesting to visit the old forts and palaces. At many palaces, there are guides who tell us about the history of the palace, about its special features, it’s owners, etc. The Jaisalmer fort is a magnificent fort and should not be missed. We can visit havelis (Indian for bungalows). There are many havelis. For example – Patwon ki Haveli, Salim Singh ki Haveli and Nathmal ki Haveli. Food is no problem here and anyone would like to eat the traditional food of the local people. We can spend a whole three days going to forts and palaces withou...Read More