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India is known for its forts and palaces of yesteryears. Among these, the ones at Jaisalmer in the desert region of northwest Rajasthan stand in a class of their own. Here, in the midst of shifting sands and isolation, one can see one of the oldest lived- in city forts of India and a temple palace quite unique in itself.

The Rajmahal was the palace of the rulers of Jaisalmer. This seven-storey palace, whose construction started around 1500 A.D is one of the oldest in Rajasthan. The Raj Mahal, located inside the Jaisalmer fort is popular for its lattice -work.
But the palace was, frankly speaking, a bit of a let down for me. Now theoretically a museum but frankly there's nothing in there worth seeing, except the views out of the windows over the tangled narrow streets of the old town. I was intrigued by the intricate floral designs of the windows, being marveled by the intricate workmanship & was wondering about the olden days when perhaps the queen would look out of one of such small windows at the bustling town down below. All of a sudden this girl appeared....and with a smile, she decided to play peek-a-boo with me.

Lucky, my camera was in continuous shooting mode, otherwise I would definitely not have captured this moment.

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Additional Photos by Angshuman Chatterjee (Angshu) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7851 W: 324 N: 16060] (56760)
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