Outside the fort

I had always wondered why is it called the Fort of Gold or Sonar Kella. I understood when I reached Jaisalmer. DSCN2989

There is a small township which has grown outside Jaisalmer. The buildings are very old and the connecting paths are filthy. I have no idea how people live there.


I was in no mood to go through this settlement but I had to because my family was going. We were going to visit some deewan’s haveli or bungalow. As most servants of the monarchs, these deewans and other merchants had built elaborate palaces for their residence. The architecture was beautiful no doubt.




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