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Namastay,

Even today, you can see the craftmanship and handwork by the Rajasthani folk in order to carve the yellow limestone mined in and around Jaisalmer city. Yellow limestone is peculiar to this city and its frequent use in historical buildings and also for the building which are constructed in modern times make this city special. If you get a almost complete view of the Jaisalmer city from Jaisalmer Fort (~ 1000 years old), you may find many houses use the yellow limestone, thereby giving this city a golden look when sun-rays spread over the city in the forenoon time of the day. Famously, this city is also known as "Golden City of India".

Geologically, Jaisalmer's history goes behind upto Jurassic times (~ 130 million years ago). It is also learnt that later in Geological history Jaisalmer submerged into the sea and because of this geological event you can find even today many sea-shells and flora and fauna related to sea-life. Jaisalmer is indeed a very interesting place for Earth Scientists, Archaeologists, nature admirers, historians and laymans (because they must be having anxiety in learning all this) :)

Greetings from Golden City of India,

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  • Copyright: Paras Bhalla (Parasbhalla) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 12 W: 0 N: 31] (238)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2005-09-10
  • Categories: Architecture
  • Exposure: f/3.2, 1/400 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2009-07-06 0:35
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