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City Beautiful: Paint the Town Red…or Blue, or Pink

Located way out in India’s Thar Desert in Rajasthan, the “Golden City” of Jaisalmer gets its color from buildings made of yellow sandstone (especially glowy at sunset). For centuries the city was an important post on camel routes from India to Central Asia – havelis like the one below are elaborate sandstone mansions built by wealthy merchants back in the Jaisalmer’s trading heyday.

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