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  • Sandy_JSR
    Jamshedpur, India1,972 contributions
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    Jaisalmer fort is one of the ‘living forts’, as people still resides within the fort. The fort is built with yellow sandstone that provides a golden look, for this reason it is also known as Sonar Quila or Golden Fort. Though at places, the colour has been faded and shaded. Sonar Quila became more popular by the Bengali film of the same name, that was shot in this fort by eminent filmmaker Satyajit Ray. We visited the fort in the morning hours in Oct’23, it was sunny and hot. The tourist vehicle entry was not allowed, however vehicles, especially two wheelers of fort residents were plying inside the fort. We were dropped at the gate and there was a small walk through elevated stoned pathway, the walk was easy. It houses several shops, hotels, temples and ancient homes, where people continue to live. The fort complex was not very clean, the location / house where Sonar Kella film was shot, was lying in ruined condition. We hired a guide, which helped us for a smooth visit of different part of the fort. However, walking through narrow lanes along with two wheelers of the locals was at times disturbing. Besides visiting different spots, we did some souvenir shopping too. Overall a nice visit of a historical fort.
    Written 18 May 2024
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  • Sandy_JSR
    Jamshedpur, India1,972 contributions
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    Tanot Mata Temple is situated at around 120 km away from Jaisalmer city. It is situated close to Indo Pak border and the battle site of Longewala. It is around 2 hours drive from Jaisalmer city. The road to Tanot Mata Temple is surrounded with sand dunes. On the way, one can see large number of wind-based renewable energy projects. We visited in the Oct’23, the temperature was hot. When we visited in the morning, the temple was closed and hence first visited the Indo Pak Border. One photo Id was submitted at the counter for getting permission to visit the border. From the watch tower at the border, one can see the fencing of the border, barren lands in both the sides. Afterwards we visited the temple, when it was open for devotees. Tanat Mata is the reigning deity; general belief is that Tanat Mata saves the border from the enemies. The puja was performed at the temple and several devotees around the Country were present and offering puja and darshan. Besides that, the temple also displays unexplored bombs / cells, which were used by enemy army during war. However, the bombs were either missed their target or did not explode. Currently, the temple is managed and maintained by BSF. It was a great experience to see the temple and border.
    Written 18 May 2024
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  • Sandy_JSR
    Jamshedpur, India1,972 contributions
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    The Battle of Laungewala was one of the major decisive battles fought on the Western sector during the Indo Pak War. The memorial is situated in the heart of the Thar Desert and stands as an emotional reminder of the heroic Battle of Longewala during the Indo-Pak War of 1971. It is the site where battle was fought, one can see few destroyed & abandoned enemy tanks nearby. The museum displays well-curated exhibits, chronicles of events leading up to the battle and pays tribute to the brave soldiers who defended the post. There is an audio visual show as well that display the history of the war. There is a café available at site that sells cold drinks, Maggie etc. Overall it was proud moment to visit the site, which was well protected by our brave army.
    Written 18 May 2024
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  • Sandy_JSR
    Jamshedpur, India1,972 contributions
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    Set up by the Indian Army, the historical Jaisalmer war museum is situated at the entry point of Jaisalmer city. The museum displays the evolution of the Indian Army and its inspiring contribution to the Nation and pays tribute to the brave soldiers. The museum displays well-curated war exhibits like tank and fighter planes. One can take photo with the background of these exhibits. There is café available at site that sells cold drinks, Maggie etc. The entire complex is well maintained. Overall it was proud moment to visit the War museum.
    Written 18 May 2024
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  • Usagi Yuzuha
    India4 contributions
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    This is not a single haveli but a cluster of five havelis, built over 50-60 years by the region's wealthy traders, each with its own unique history.
    Written 22 May 2024
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  • Sandy_JSR
    Jamshedpur, India1,972 contributions
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    Jaisalmer Jain temples is a group of seven Jain temples inside Jaisalmer Fort. The entry to the temple is free, though there is charge for carrying camera / mobile. The temples are built with yellow sandstone and have nice architecture and intricate carvings. When we visited the temple in the beginning of Oct’23 in morning time, there was limited crowd. We had a peaceful visit to the temples and see the intricate carving inside the temples. Overall, a visit is always recommended along with fort visit.
    Written 18 May 2024
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  • Sandy_JSR
    Jamshedpur, India1,972 contributions
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    Gadsisar Sagar lake is an artificial lake and one of the most visited spots in Jaisalmer. We visited the lake in the evening, when the place was crowded. The lake has many chhatris and shrines of hindu Gods and goddesses. We did boat ride, which was enjoyable during sun set, also witnessed light and sound show in the evening from boat itself. Several restaurant / food stalls are available nearby, option for local / souvenir shopping is also available. Paid parking is available too. Overall enjoyable time spent.
    Written 18 May 2024
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  • FHTR In Rajasthan
    Jaipur, India250 contributions
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    Desert National Park near Jaisalmer is a whole different kind of desert adventure. This vast park is home to a surprising variety of wildlife, from graceful gazelles and playful desert foxes to the elusive Great Indian Bustard, a massive bird that's super rare!

    We took a jeep safari and our guide was AMAZING, spotting animals I never would've seen on my own. The landscape was breathtaking - thorny bushes, rocky hills, and a unique ecosystem buzzing with life.

    #DesertNationalPark #Jaisalmer #HiddenWildlife #RajasthanAdventure
    Written 29 February 2024
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  • Lakshmi Biradar
    Bengaluru, India914 contributions
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    Bada Bagh is called as Bara Bagh which means "Big garden" is a historical garden located on Ramgarh road and halfway between Jaisalmer and Lodurva in Rajasthan.

    It is a garden of cenotaphs or chhatris of the royal family of Jaisalmer. It's hidden gem and awesome location for photography. This place located on small hill. Many Hindi movies were shot here.

    Few points to be known before visiting this place.
    * The entry ticket is 150 rupees per person for normal touristy visit and separate charges for pre wedding etc
    * Guide is not required.
    * No washroom facility.
    * Carry your own bottle and wear comfortable cloths as you have to walk alot.
    * Best time to visit is morning or evening.
    * Hire two way auto as this place located outside city.
    Written 14 April 2024
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  • Subarna M
    Pune, India10 contributions
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    Amazing, myst visit for people with kids. They will enjoy it with the fullest. You can also buy fridge magnets etc from the in house store. Believe me it's less cost competed to outside.
    Written 1 April 2024
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  • Alokmili77
    New Delhi, India686 contributions
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    Nothing great to see,as it is only a deserted village,residents fled from there long time back now archaeological department handling
    Written 9 April 2024
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  • Lou
    2 contributions
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    Manish is a very delicate artist. His paintings are amazing. The way he explains the Hindu Gods and the stories of his drawings and paintings…
    His place has the incense parfum and you’ll get magically lost in the eyes of some of the animals or the humans he portraits. I hope I’ll be back in Jaisalmer one day and pay him a visit !!! Wise man
    Written 11 March 2024
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