It was a chilly winter morning and we were sipping in our usual cutting chai. Now Siddharth, who had been left out in our Auli ride, pitches in his idea of riding to a desert fest that would be hosted at Jaisalmer in February. Me being broke and running short on attendance, agreed with him instantly and so did the bike trip to Jaisalmer happened. We were eight guys and four Royal Enfields and a lot of fun. I have written my experience and hope that it helps you guys, too. A Little History Lesson Nuh-Uh. Want a history lesson? Try reading Wikipedia for a change. Still, here goes something. Golden city is what Jaisalmer is called for its beautiful sandstone architecture. Like most of the Rajasthan, it also houses a majestic fortress behind which is a white Jain temple. The famous desert fest, unlike the one that is held at Pushkar, is not held for animal trading. The Indian Airforce shows their might, flying their airplanes over the Mela ground. The local folks give you a dose of Rajasthani culture by performing various dances and stunts. Local Thali which has more than 12 things to eat, is what you can try there. We had fun at the Mela. We even bought some toys to satisfy our inner 5-year-olds. The best thing which I have liked about riding to Jaisalmer is that you are on your own. If a thorn decided to give your bike a flat, man, you better know how to fix it. The highway is pretty dry and there aren’t many mechanics on it. So, carry your own tools.