Jaisalmer is a former medieval trading center and princely state in the
western Indian state of Rajasthan, in the heart of the Thar Desert. Known as
the "Golden City," it's distinguished by its yellow sandstone architecture.
Dominating the skyline is Jaisalmer Fort, a sprawling hilltop citadel
buttressed by 99 bastions. Behind its massive walls stand the ornate
Maharaja's Palace and intricately carved Jain temples.