Jaisalmer

After a bit of a hectic finish to our time in Jodhpur involving forgotten passports, very slow tuk tuks, running, more running and almost missed trains, we found ourselves in the fort city of Jaisalmer.

We stayed at a great little guest house right inside the fort. There wasn’t actually much to do in Jaisalmer- thankfully, because it was SO HOT and we actually didn’t venture out all that much on our first day, just a quick walk around the fort, which is gorgeous, and then back to the fan.

The next day we left on our “camel safari” – I put that in inverted commas as it was less of a safari and more of an extended carnival ride. All of the camels were tied together in a train-like group and we moved at a snails pace through the sun for about an hour and a half through some shrubbery. After that we had lunch for a few hours, thankful to be out of the midday sun and then another hour or so on the camel to where we were camping for the night. Though we weren’t on the camels for that long, we were all thankful to be off them as they’re not the most comfortable animals to ride.

We spent the afternoon playing some beersbee and somersaulting down the dunes. It was a little telling that we weren’t quite in the “desert” when we could get ice cold beers within 5 minutes. Where we slept was the best part of the whole trip – the guides set up little camping beds right on the dunes under the stars and full moon, waking up to the sunrise the next morning.

We finished the trip with another half an hour camel ride and then an hour long trip back to Jaisalmer. Honestly not the most exciting adventure we’ve ever had, but good fun all the same. We’re now in Udaipur, our last stop in Rajasthan before we head to the Taj Mahal and then fly up to Leh. Looking forward to something a little different!

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