Jaisalmer is an old fort nestled on a hilltop in the western state of Rajasthan. Its nickname “Golden City” stems from its yellow sandstone architecture and, situated in the heart of the Thar desert, it historically was a main trading post along the Silk Road. In the present, it is a charming place to visit and a nice change to many big cities in India with a population of only around 70’000 inhabitants.
Barabagh (meaning “Big Garden”) is situated just a few kilometers outside the city and houses the cenotaphs of past rulers and other royal family members. It is definitely worth a visit due to its beautiful and intricate stone carvings.