Well, it has been a couple of days out in the desert without wifi, so no blog postings. We are now back in civilisation, so I will post two or three tonight to catch up!
Jaisalmer is one of my favourite places in India that we have visited so far, with a living breathing city enclosed within a fortress. More of that later though.
First of all today, we visited Gadisar Lake, an artificial lake built by Raja Gadsi Singh.
It is a popular place for visitors, its peaceful temple, and fine views.
The walled city itself is entered by a series of walls and defences.
Inside the city walls, there is a hive of activity amongst the narrow streets.
There are also more examples of Jain temples – it is an interesting religion, as not only are they vegetarian, but also, they do not eat anything that grows below ground, i.e., root vegetables.
There are many other fine buildings within the walls, all built in golden sandstone.
Inside the palace, there are many decorated buildings…
…and interesting artifacts, such as sculptures.
Highly decorated rooms.
The bedrooms of Maharajas.
Of course, the views from the battlements were amazing.
After the town, we headed out into the desert…but that, as they say, is another story…!