Jaisalmer was built around an oasis in the Thar desert by prince Jaisal in 1156. It grew to be a major staging post on the trade route across the Thar desert from India to the west. The city is mainly built with golden sandstone and is dominated by the Jaisalmer fort, which was built on a triangular hill.
01 Fort 02 Fort walls 03 Fort bastion 04 Gate to fort
05 Inside the fort 06 Tower with Rajasthani architecture 07 Fort walls 08 Tower and gate 09 Surya gate
10 Wall carvings 11 Narrow road 12 View of bastions 13 View of bastions
14 View of fort at night 01 Salam Singh haveli 02 Salam Singh haveli 03 Salam Singh haveli
04 Salam Singh haveli 05 Entrance 06 Alley between havelis 07 Patwonki haveli 08 Patwonki haveli 09 Haveli facade
10 Downtown Jaisalmer 11 Bedroom with bed 12 Interior facade 13 Decorated wall detail 14 Haveli facade
15 Decorated window 01 Front view of palace 02 Palace detail 03 Balcony 04 Palace interior 05 Palace interior
06 Floor 07 Window 08 Corridor 09 Royal bedroom 10 Statue 11 Statue
12 Statue 13 Wall decorations 14 Wall decorations 15 Haveli seat 01 Main entrance
02 Pavilion 03 Gadi Sagar tank 04 Gadi Sagar tank 05 Gadi Sagar tank
01 Panorama view 02 Panorama view with fort walls 03 View of Jaisalmer
04 Panorama view with fort walls
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