Jaisalmer, the “Golden City” an ancient fortress and former bustling trading capital from centuries ago, located in the heart of the Rajasthani desert, India.

Jaisalmer is a place that easily captures the imagination in all of us. Walking amongst the cities peaceful and calming nature, brings to mind the nostalgia of Arabian Nights straight out of an Aladdin story tale. In the fort itself, high sandstone walls barricade the beautiful town situated inside still inhabited by almost 2000 residents. Carpets, bags, leather goods, Rajasthani food and hand made items sprawled throughout the alleyways as you find yourself being lost within its own intricate maze.
We spent many days before and after our overnight camel safari in the Thar desert and are certainly glad we did. It is a city, but not your typical busy and overwhelming Indian city. There are so many elements of calm to Jaisalmer and one we were very glad to welcome after spending the previous days in a much more chaotic and stressful place.

I adored Jaisalmer and would return in a heart beat

jaisalmer fort rajasthan india
jaisalmer fort gate
jaisalmer fort walls inside