If it were not for the privileged position of its fort, on top of the Trikuta hill , it would seem that the golden Jaisalmer pretends to go unnoticed, merging with the landscape of the dunes that surround it.
Located at the gates of the Thar desert , Jaisalmer is one of the most interesting towns we can visit on our journey behind the mysteries of Rajasthan, in northern India .
Its narrow labyrinthine streets speak for themselves, telling us part of the history of this city that, in times of the Silk Road , was a point of reference and an obligatory stop for all the caravans that were heading to Asia from the Indian subcontinent Central .
Given its strategic location between India and Pakistan , Jaisalmer became the home of wealthy merchants who, as a sign of their power, built the havelis : magnificent mansions whose elaborate facades surprise for their detailed and exquisite work.
And it is that the true value of Jaisalmer lies in the small details.
Without doubting that its seven-story Grand Palace , now a museum, is an essential visit, we dare to say that it is walking through its streets as we can better connect with the essence of this city whose merchant past is still reflected in the insistence of sellers of tapestries and crafts.
Turning a corner we will find, without having foreseen, another of the great attractions of Jaisalmer : its beautiful Jain temples , a religion characterized by defending pacifism at its best.
Therefore, the faithful, in addition to opposing the murder of any living being, sometimes come to walk barefoot and cover their mouths with a mask to avoid accidentally stepping on or swallowing an insect.
At dusk, Jaisalmer gives a gift to anyone who leaves a few kilometers from the city with one of those gifts that are never forgotten.
Among the dunes of the same desert that once traveled camel caravans, we will enjoy one of the most beautiful sunsets in northern India .
Without a doubt, a finishing touch to end the day.