In the dry and dusty town of Jaisalmer, everything is pleasantly golden. The majestic fort is awash with sandstone and the endless plains roll away into the sunset, which incidentally bathes the city in a mellow light – it’s no wonder the north Indian town is deemed ‘the Golden City’.
They say you should get off the beaten track in India. We’ve been told that nothing can steel you for the overwhelming chaos that is Delhi; that Agra is only good for seeing the Taj. So when planning our trip to India, we debated how much time to focus on the big three before heading off piste to other, more underrated attractions, such as sleepy, religious Pushkar, and the desert safaris of Jaisalmer.