Hindu man with black beard
Hindu man with black beard. Portrait of an Hindu man with leafy black beard and a drop-like tilaka in his forefront resting in the yellow sandstone streets of Jaisalmer (Rajasthan, India).
Close to the border with Pakistan, the city is known for its proximity to the Thar Desert. The city is dominated by the Jaisalmer Fort. Unlike most forts in India, the Jaisalmer Fort is a living fort. Jaisalmer means the Hill Fort of Jaisal. Jaisalmer is sometimes called the “Golden City of India” because the yellow sandstone used throughout the architecture of both the Jaisalmer Fort and the town below, both similar to a golden-yellow light.