Among the 6 cities I visited in India (Agra, Delhi, Varanasi, Pushkar, Jaipur and Jaisalmer), Jaisalmer is my favourite one. The city is situated at 186 miles North-East towards the border with Pakistan and close to the desert Thar. The night spent under the clear sky in the middle of the sand dunes is one of the most beautiful memories I have from India. The golden brick fortress bestows a certain elegance on it and, from above, the city looks as if cut out from a movie.
Gadisar Lake is an attraction for tourists due to its temples on water.
I did not manage to visit the entire fort in Jaisalmer, but I stopped in a few shops inside it. The fort is known for its antique temples dating back to the 15th – 16th centuries.
The journey in the desert was the only organised activity that I took with Roxi during the weeks spent in India. The trip started at noon and ended after breakfast, the next day. Together with my friend, two sisters from Madrid, a young Indian girl and a young man from the USA, we were on with a 4×4 Jeep seeking the safari adventure. There was no need to take much with us considering that the trip included drinking water, dinner cooked in the desert, breakfast the next morning, and blankets and sheets in which we slept under the open sky. On our way to the improvised accommodation in the desert, we made a few stops.
At a certain moment during the trip, we left the car and walked only on camel back up to the place we were supposed to spend the evening.
The locals prepared dinner while we were enjoying the atmosphere in the desert. Then we made a campfire and shared stories from the homeland of each of us and sang in our own language, literally. It was a special multicultural experience.
The dusk was our wake up alarm that next morning, which proved to actually be a particular meditation.