Straight Face

Look what I found in Jaisalmer fort, amidst all things touristy ūüôā

A Straight Face, Window, Rajasthan, Smiley, Funny Photography, Mahesh Patil,
A mouth wide shut

Rajasthan 10: Sonar Quila of Jaisalmer

Jaisalmer Fort is one of the largest forts in the world. It is situated in Jaisalmer city in the Indian state of Rajasthan. It was built in¬†1156 AD by the Bhati Rajput ruler Rawal¬†Jaisal, from where it derives its name. The fort stands proudly amidst the golden stretches of the great Thar Desert, on Trikuta Hill, and has been the scene of many battles. Its massive yellow sandstone walls are a tawny lion color during the day, fading to honey-gold as the sun sets, thereby camouflaging the fort in the yellow desert. For this reason, it is also known as the “Golden Fort”.

Jaisalmer¬†fort is the second oldest in Rajasthan. Two hundred and fifty feet tall and reinforced by imposing crenellated¬†sandstone wall 30 feet high; it has 99 bastions, 92 of which were built between 1633 and 1647. Wells within the fort still provide a regular source of water. Even today, you will find that nearly one fourth¬†of the old city’s population resides within the fort. If you are a student of cross-cultural merging, the subtle fusion of Rajput and Islamic architectural styles, visible in this fort, will catch your fancy. Ganesh¬†Pol, Akshya¬†Pol, Suraj¬†Pol and Hawa Pol are a must see.

Conservationists feel that the Jaisalmer Fort requires major interventions by the government authorities to save it from irrevocable damages. Carrying out restoration works in an ancient structure like the Jaisalmer Fort is in itself a challenge, but doing so while addressing the needs of almost 3,000 people who reside inside it and depend upon it for their livelihood poses a complex range of issues.

Rajasthan 08: Mehrangarh Fort

Mehrangarh Fort, located in Jodhpur city in Rajasthan state, is one of the largest forts in India.

Rajasthan 09: Sunrise on the Thar Desert

We started our camel safari at 6.00 AM in the morning.  The safari started from our desert camp near Khuri which is 40 kilometres further from the City of Jaisalmer.

 

 

 

 

 

Rajasthan 07: The Umaid Bhawan Palace

Umaid Bhawan Palace is one of the most popular edifices of the Jodhpur city of Rajasthan. The Palace is by far the best example of Art Deco Architecture I have seen.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rajasthan 06: Guard of Umedbhavan

Guard of Umedbhavan
Guard of Umedbhavan

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