Dreams of honey and gold

I’m yet to write about four or five places, long backlog, and then comes the amazing honey-coloured Jaisalmer fort, seven hundred years old, but still very much alive, and just knocks me over. So here I am with 498 photos and just staring at the screen blankly. This is why I wanted to come to Rajasthan and this is why India is all worth it.  🙂

Iftar – breaking the fast at sunset on the rooftop of my guesthouse, with the fort in the distance. (I would not survive without food and water, I have no idea how they do in this heat.)

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Like a huge sandcastle made by playful giants frolicking in the sand, the fort is made up of 99 bastions in sandstone, some of them really wobbly, it’s actually an endangered monument. The hill forts of Rajasthan, a group of several monuments scattered in the state, got their World Heritage inscription just last year.

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Inside the fort, it’s a maze of streets and old palaces and temples and houses, and life goes on.

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Intricate details from the royal palace.

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Off on a camel safari tomorrow!

 

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