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Mark Moxon's Travel Writing

India: Jaisalmer

The fortress at Jaisalmer
The fairy-tale fortress at Jaisalmer overlooks the Thar Desert

Jaisalmer is right out there on the frontier with the Thar Desert. Go west from Jaisalmer for some 100km and you hit Pakistan, but by the time you get halfway there you'll have been detained or possibly even shot; the India-Pakistan border is hardly what you would call a relaxed part of the subcontinent. It certainly makes for an interesting area.

Patwon ki Haveli
The amazing detail of Patwon ki Haveli
The Salim Singh ki Haveli
The intricate carvings on the top of the Salim Singh ki Haveli, one of the tallest buildings in town
Water buffalo at Gadi Sagar
Water buffalo relaxing at Gadi Sagar on the outskirts of Jaisalmer