Jaisalmer, Sandstone City I arrived in Jaisalmer in mid July 2016 during the peak of the sweltering, dry hot season. Beneath the cloud of stagnant heat I discover a beautiful city. With a large fort looking over the bustling market, the charms of this city are undeniable. The stunning sandstone carving that decorate the outside of houses and temples is the signature of this cities beauty. On arrival I found myself at a lovely haveli ( guesthouse/ small hotel) called Arya Haveli. After the long train trip from Delhi it was a relief to make myself comfortable in my charming room. After a nice long nap I went to sit in the hotel’s cafe for a cup of chai and a chat with some fellow travelers.