Tuesday, March 15, 2011

My Road Trip to Rajasthan! Part 2

Hi u all!


Yesterday I uploaded pics of Bada Bagh Cenotaphs and the Kuldhara Village. Today I'll upload a few more pics. Hope you like them!



Khaba Fort:

When we reached Khaba Fort, the caretaker had gone for lunch. We opened the gates and sneaked into the fort.

Paliwals, the inhabitants of Khaba migrated from Pali district of present day Rajasthan. They are said to have inhabited the place from the latter parts of the eleventh century. Khaba along with Kuldhara, was one of the 84 villages around Jaisalmer, inhabited by this Brahmin community.

They engaged in trade between present day Pakistan and India and Khaba served as the fulcrum point for the import and export of goods. The town even had a small fort that was constructed to protect from rivals. As trade flourished, the inhabitants of the Pali towns, each managed by a chieftain grew richer by the day. Stories of treasures buried in the solitude of the land are aplenty even today.




Various articles that belonged to the Paliwal Tribe were on display. All of these were atleast a hundred years old!














This place is full of natural smooth stones. I found a Heart shaped one! 


Isn't that cool??


Gadi Sagar Lake:

The artificial reservoir of Gadi Sagar was built to serve as a source of water. It was built in 1156 A.D by Mahraja Jaisal. However, later in 1367, it was reconstructed by Maharaja Garsi Singh. The reservoir is also known as ‘Lake Garsisar’.

The lake is marvelously placed in a picturesque surroundings and an imposing sandstone entrance known as Tilon-ki-Pol opens to the lake. A grand Krishna temple is also placed at the gate. The banks of the Gadi Sagar enclose superbly maintained gardens, temples and majestically carved Chattris.











This sylvan lake is surrounded by innumerable temples and holy shrines.
The lake is home to a wide variety of fishes and ducks.





Well, that's it for now! 

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