Exploring Jaipur And Jaisalmer One Train Station At A Time

Exploring Jaipur And Jaisalmer One Train Station At A Time
IRCTC Desert Circuit Special takes you on a whirlwind ride across the vast desert landscape of Rajasthan, Photo Credit: Puneet K. Paliwal

The train ride across Jaipur and Jaisalmer brought to our attention many picture perfect aspects of these two cities

Puneet K. Paliwal
January 16 , 2019
01 Min Read

Picture this: nothing but vast desert on both sides, a train chugs along, releasing a cloud of sand on its way. No, this was not a sneak-peek of an Indiana Jones's flick but what it must have looked from above as our train, IRCTC Desert Circuit Special, made its way to Jaisalmer from Delhi. At the crack of dawn we reached Jaisalmer and spent the day exploring the gems that the town had to offer us visitors. From Jaisalmer station we could clearly see the Jaisalmer Fort, towering above the rest of the town. What a welcome that was! Post a visit to the fort, we had to go see Patwon ki Haveli,Gadisar Lake, followed by a lovely evening at Sam Desert. Because, why not?

The next destination, Jaipur, though not new to us, was a delight nonetheless. The train ride from Jaisalmer to Jaipur was not spectacular as such but the sheer knowledge of what's in store for us, once we reach the city, that knowledge made the train ride so special. No matter how many times one visits Jaipur, the city never fails to amaze. Amber Fort, City Palace, Jantar Mantar and dinner at Chokhi Dhani, these were a part of our Jaipur visit. We did all things touristy but one thing was special—riding the IRCTC Desert Circuit Special to these vibrant cities.

 

Cool colourful cafe inside Jaisalmer Fort

 

Walk inside Jaisalmer Fort

 

A woman waiting for a train at Kanakpur railway station near Jaipur

 

A detail shot of a wall art in Jantar Mantar

 

Elephant ride at Amber fort

 


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