In the northeastern part of the Indian capital, New Delhi, there is a vast desert near the border of Pakistan. This land is called Rajasthan. This is one of the five states that were drawn from Punjab after India’s independence. Jaisalmer is located on the edge of the Thar Desert in Rajasthan, bordering Pakistan. This is the only millennium castle in India (pictured).
Far view of Jaisalmer is like a deserted castle in a barren desert. From the airport to the road in the city can see a few kilometers of military camps. The roadside is completely bare gold sandstone and sparse desert vegetation, and you can’t see the end of the desolate.
Jaisalmer’s urban area is 5.1 square kilometers and is a world cultural heritage. The entire city is situated on a yellow sandstone rock, surrounded by the ancient Jaisalmer Castle on a hill. Seen from below, the stone wall with a few meters high surrounds the hill, forming two natural defense nets with the tall city walls and the arrow tower on the mountain, echoing each other. The whole castle is spectacular and easy to defend. There is a lake two kilometers west of the castle, which is the main source of water for the castle. Close to the castle’s shore is a huge stone slab-like step for people to take water, wash and rest. Above the steps are the lakeside buildings, the arches, the carved beams and the stone pillars scattered around the lake show the richness and prosperity of the year.
There is only one road into the city, and it is full of thrills. From the gentle slope up through the narrow doorway of several meters high, the main road in the city is narrow and has a 45 degree angle. What is even more thrilling is that the road presents a spiral of “Zi”. Less than 50 meters is a huge city gate. The two walls are surrounded by high walls. It is similar to the ancient city of China. It is very depressed inside. Give people a strong shock.
Passing through the second city gate hole, the city is another scene, and the finely crafted buildings are quite opposite to the deserted desert outside. Most of the buildings are carved with golden yellow rocks. Every sunset, in the setting sun, the whole city is golden yellow. It is as amazing as the treasures after the sesame opens, so Jaisalmer has The reputation of “Golden City”. The narrow streets in the castle, the perfect open channel drainage system, especially the beautifully carved windows make people linger, the most striking is the palace and the gorgeous Jain temple.
There are seven Jain temples in Jaisalmer Castle, built between the 12th and 15th centuries. The Jain temple building was built from yellow sandstone and is known for its exquisite and meticulous carvings and its magnificent, clean and spacious interior. Its shape is rich and varied, warm and cheerful. The exquisite and striking architectural decoration is impressive, yet harmoniously integrated into the whole temple, and the temple attracts the believers from all directions through the exquisite details of the beautiful and implied details.
Jain believes that all things have life and non-violence. Believers are no longer engaged in agriculture because they are worried about hurting the creatures in the land. They are all engaged in business. Jaisalmer is the main commercial road in ancient India. Jain is here. Prosperity is not difficult to understand. The Jain temple also witnessed the rise and fall of the ancient business city of Jaisalmer. Jaisalmer was also the place where the ancient Indian caravans stayed. The wealthy merchants donated many temples in the city, all of which were carved from yellow sandstone. These palatial Jain temples witnessed the prosperity of land trade at the time.
Later, with the development of Indian shipping, the important trading position of Jaisalmer began to decline after the establishment of the new trading port of Mumbai. Coupled with the development of the new trade route between India and Pakistan, the city’s prominent trade status has been drawn to a close. However, the bureaucrats, palaces and Jain temples that are unforgettable are still recording the history of its pride.
The reporter liked the hotel, which is called the Sun God. It is about 15 kilometers away from the city. It is located in the desert. The shape is completely imitation of the castle style. There are two giant cannons at the entrance, and the tall castle gate reproduces the place. The history of the brand, the night is like a mysterious castle in the movie.
At the beginning of the hotel’s departure, a drum sound accompanied the melodious sound of the piano, and several welcoming guests wearing traditional Rajasthan costumes were playing. There is a Rajasthan dance in the evening in the patio. In the morning, an English flute player stands at the window of the highest point of the building, blowing the British flute. Along with the melodious flute, a peacock will come with the sound and spread over the lawn in the hotel’s patio. Rajasthan is the hometown of Indian singers and song dancers. Jaisalmer completely preserves the original musical form of North India, mainly with religious festivals, narration of troubadours and local Kata. Ke dance is famous.