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Lanes of Jaisalmer

Trailing through Jaisalmer

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Dogs and Doors

When I entered the Jaisalmer Fort, it was a huge welcome with sunshine, birds and tourists flocking ubiquitously and the magnanimous entry gates and walls standing on guard. With time the whole scenery changed to rain-pregnant clouds and heavy cold winds over the whole city. That was not what I expected in the March at the Indian Thar Dessert.

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Where shops compliment the exquisite architectures

Still most of the times I could roam around the streets within the fort as the narrow lanes were washed with specs of rains and over casted sky up with heaps of colourful clothes down. Nature and the city played the contrasting roles of a drama of which I was a surprised visitor.

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Streets made with Sandstone, washed out with drizzles of rain

Starting from the location of my Zostel (about which I am soon going to write my reviews and experiences), to the roads around the famous Havelis, all the by lanes had a similar strong characteristics of being as narrow as the enormous old havelis built with interlocking architecture swiftly tucked by the sides.

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Typical doors and windows inside the Jaisalmer Fort complex

Even the doors are colorful and well-designed perfectly complimenting the yellowish structures around. Most of the houses had pictures of God/ Goddesses painted over the walls outside with a peculiar custom of writing names of brides and grooms for a wedding. It seemed to me that this method is being used to broadcast the happening of a marriage in a family and saving the cost of inviting the neighbors.

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Over many walls were Ganeshji painted with information/ invitation to a wedding

You will also find many of the oldest Havelis have need turned to museums where one can find cultural artifacts. Baa-ri-Haveli (literally translated would mean Grandma’s House) is one such 450-years old cultural museum, where you need to pay a nominal entrance fee. This goes to the maintenance of the museum and the artifacts kept within.

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Old palace-turned-museum, Baa-Ri-Haveli. One must visit this place to gain some ideas about the local culture and artifacts.
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Jaisalmer Art Palace – this museum is very close to the Patwon-ki Haveli and the entry looks this enchanting

Where to walk around:

  • Jaisalmer Fort area (around the Jain Temple and the Old Canon View Point)
  • Roads leading to Patwon ki Haveli and Nathmal ji k Haveli from the Sadar Bazaar Area

Glimpses of the Lanes:

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Among the old
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Typical woods used in Jaisalmer to make roofs, that keep the area down cool in hot summers
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Colours are everywhere in the city
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Rajasthani printed skirts and clothes – displayed along the lanes for sale
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Alleys
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Colourful Streets inside Jaisalmer Fort

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