People booking holidays to India may be interested to hear that one of the country’s most famous landmarks has been included on a list of threatened tourist sites.
Anyone who is planning to take holidays to India this year may be intending to visit Jaisalmer, a fort in Rajasthan’s Thar Desert.
Those who do visit the golden fort have been offered some advice by travel magazine Wanderlust, which included the monument on its list of threatened wonders of the world 2010.
According to the publication, tourists who decide to stay in the fort need to be aware of the damage that can be done through excessive water usage.
Veronica Gledhill Hall, a trustee of Jaisalmer in Jeopardy, explained that simple actions, such as not leaving taps running, could help safeguard the building for future generations.
The magazine explained that the city’s infrastructure is struggling to cope with the number of visitors each year. One of the biggest problems is that its aging pipes are leaking and dissolving the city’s sandstone foundations.
In addition to the fort, Jaisalmer also boasts a number of old mansions, called Havelis, as well as architecture dating from the medieval period.