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JAISALMER - RAJASTHAN
The Golden City of Jaisalmer in Rajasthan is simply unmatched! It was the part of the famous Silk Route during the days of yore. The splendid Jaisalmer Fort stands proudly on its land and narrates the stories of the valor and chivalry of the Rajput rulers. Jaisalmer still retains its medieval charm, which is evident in its colorful narrow streets, splendid forts and palaces of Rajasthan, opulent havelis and bazaars.

Rising from the heart of the Thar Desert like a golden mirage is the city of Jaisalmer. A commanding fort etched in yellow sandstone stands, with all its awesome splendour, dominating the amber-hued city.

The city has an interesting legend associated with it, according to which, Lord Krishna-the head of the Yadav Clan, foretold Arjuna that a remote descendent of the Yadav Clan would built his kingdom atop the Trikuta Hill. His prophecy was fulfilled in 1156 A.D. when Rawal Jaisal, a descendent of the Yadav Clan and a Bhatti Rajput,abandoned his fort at Lodurva and founded a new capital -Jaisalmer,perched on the Trikuta Hill.

Bahti Rajputs of Jaisalmer were fedual chiefs who lived off the forced levy on the caravans laden with precious silks and spices that crossed the territory enroute Delhi-or-Sind. These caravans earned the town great wealth.

For years Jaisalmer remained untouched by the outside influences. The rise of shipping trade and the port of Mumbai saw the decline of Jaisalmer. But the desert fortress, that seems to be straight out of the 'Tales of the Arabian Nights' still enchants.

The life within the citadel conjures up images of medieval majesty visible in its narrow lanes stewn with magnificent palace, havelis, temples and of course skilled artisans and ubiquitous camels.

The setting sun turning Jaisalmer into a beautiful golden brown is a spectacular sight.

The perfect time to visit the golden city is during the Desert Festival, held in Jan/Feb. every year, when the city reverberates to the sound of melodious tunes and rhythms.

Folk dances, exciting competitions an contests, especially the turban-tying contest. Mr. Desert contest and camel races enliven the festivities. Colorful craft bazaars are set up for the occasion and a sound and light spectacle is organized wit folk artists performing against the splendid backdrop of the famous Sam sand dunes on the full moon night. Surely a not-to-be missed event.
PEOPLE & CULTURE :
Rajasthan depicts the true essence of royal verve and valor that the state has galore. Every season brings with it an enormous scope for mirth and festivity. The bright hues and outlandish craftsmanship is respectively evident in everyday wear of people and enchanting murals that leave onlookers spellbound. Though Rajasthan is the land of savage heat and widespread sand dunes, but it also a land of impressive forts and exotic colors and celebrations.

Courage and hospitality have been the assets that Rajsathan preserved so wonderfully since ages. The royal men fought for their people and womenfolk preferred death to dishonor. Rajasthan Tours represents an indomitable grace and an undying sense of honor that every royal family guards so carefully. The land of valor also has a fascinating culture and impressive architecture that is evident in imposing monuments and forts of Rajasthan. Here valor and romance is celebrated in every walk of life.

Rajasthan is a wonderful land of royals where traditions and culture govern life. Here people celebrate life as it comes to them. Hospitality lies in the hearts of people. Variety is infused in life by celebrating host of festivals such as Holi, Dusshera, Desert festival, Baba Ramdeo Fair, season fair/ tourist fair, New Year and Deewali. All festivals hold a special charm for the visitors. During every festival there is lots of fun and excitement in the air. If we say that the festivals and colors represent the true essence of Rajasthan, you would surely agree.

Every festival in Rajasthan is celebrated in a unique way. The inhabitants very gracefully carry forward their cultural legacy and exciting means of celebration. With its rich literary tradition, especially bardic poetry that describes heroic stories of kings and queens, every festival in Rajasthan becomes more special, more zestful.
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