Jaisalmer is the state of Rajasthan, India. This city is in the middle of the Thar desert and still retains a lot of the old world charm. Yes there are signs of modern times , but there is also a sense of time standing still. The arid climate of Thar is not very kind towards humans. It is not hard to imagine the relief felt by the travelers along the silk road, when they first catch a glimpse of the golden fort at the horizon.