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March 13th 2020
Published: March 13th 2020
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Another 4 Hr drive to our next stop, Jaisalmer in the Thar Desert. Once a flourishing trade centre on the busy caravan trade route to Afghanistan and Central Asia, the early traders grew very rich and competed with each other to beautify their austere desert surroundings with splendid palaces and havelis (houses) Made in the local golden sandstone. The fort is unlike any other that we have seen so far and it is very like a sand castle !
There are plenty of roof top bars and cafes to sit and watch.....
It's Holi festival time and people are getting ready by buying the colourful powders to smear people with or just throw it about....our driver said that we'd miss this as we'd be in the car driving to our next destination, a Desert Camp for the night and then driving back to Jodhpur for the overnight train to Agra, so we'd be safe from being covered........

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