On a ridge of yellow sandstone, crowned by the fort, stands the fascinating world heritage sight of Jaisalmer. From the palace and Jain temples to the havelis and houses, most structures here are a lesson in sculpture and art. The yellow sand and sandstone used in the architecture give an unusual golden tinge to the city. The Jaisalmer fort is a living fort that is inhabited by generations of artisans and merchants till date. Its walls resonate memories of the past grandeur and the rich heritage of this town, surrounded by a desolate landscape that lends itself to the austere beauty.
Despite the adversities of the desert, the people are tolerant, jovial and friendly. Their language, culture and traditions are influenced by the culture of the neighboring Sindh. The folk music of desert is an outstanding result of years of traditions mixed with social customs and reveals the trivialities of the life of desert.
Nickname: Golden city
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