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UNESCO is my home

Here’s another post for you where we excitedly present another pulse-racing location in the world that you may not know about but should . . and will. Many of these are available for all to wander through, at no cost other than what you pay to arrive. Some are spectacularly remote, others are a simple step off of a bus, but they’re all worth exploring. In this case, we’re featuring a place that is so special that it’s a UNESCO World Heritage Site and – even more interesting – people live here, and you can stay here, too. Today we highlight Jaisalmer-Fort.

Jaisalmer-Fort, also known as Sonar Quila or the Golden Fort, is a magnificent fortress located in the heart of the Thar Desert in the city of Jaisalmer, Rajasthan, India. It is renowned for its impressive architecture. Built with yellow sandstone, the fort seems to blend seamlessly with the golden hues of the surrounding desert. The intricate carvings and detailed craftsmanship on the walls, gates, and balconies are a testament to the skill of the artisans of that era. The fort has a rich history that dates back to 1156 AD when it was founded by Rawal Jaisal. It has witnessed centuries of battles and is a symbol of the valor and resilience of the Rajput rulers. Exploring the fort allows you to step back in time and immerse yourself in the history of the region.

Jaisalmer Fort offers breathtaking panoramic views of the city and the vast Thar Desert. Climbing to the top of the fort provides a unique vantage point to admire the sunset or sunrise, creating a magical and memorable experience. Read more here about this beguiling and historic place courtesy of

Stay at the fun and The Secret House – Adults Only hotel. Featuring a terrace, restaurant and views of city, The Secret House – Adults Only is located in Jaisalmer, a 15-minute walk from Jaisalmer Fort. Featuring free bikes, the 3-star hotel has air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi, each with a private bathroom. The property has a 24-hour front desk, an ATM and currency exchange for guests. All rooms at the hotel come with a seating area and a flat-screen TV with satellite channels. Click here to book.

Emirates fly to Jaisalmer Fort. Click here to book your trip – in luxury.

There is much to do in Jaisalmer-Fort. Click here to look and book.

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