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The golden city of Jaisalmer rises like a mirage from the flat expanses of the Thar Desert.

The fort

The thick walls of the fort enclose a maze of narrow streets lined with elaborately carved havelis and other buildings.

Walking tour

Ladies selling Vegetables, JaisalmerA walking tour gives an excellent insight into a way of life seemingly little changed for centuries.

The cries of hawkers selling vibrantly coloured Rajasthani wall hangings echo through the fort's atmospheric alleyways as bullocks amble along the streets, while away from the city and beyond the dunes a camel ride under the desert stars is an impossibly romantic experience.

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    Written by our specialists from their own experiences of visiting Jaisalmer, these guides will help you make the most of your time there. We share both our practical recommendations and the best ways to appreciate Jaisalmer at its best.

    • The best of Rajasthan: why stay in an Indian fort
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      The best of Rajasthan: why stay in an Indian fort

      The best of Rajasthan: why stay in an Indian fort

      Rajasthan is often defined by its range of towering stone fortresses. Here, India specialist Lydia leads you on a tour of the smaller forts that you can spend a night in, and picks out four of the best.

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