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About Visit Jaisalmer Fort

The pride of Jaisalmer city is the Jaisalmer Fort that stands proudly among the sandy dunes of the Thar Desert. The fort’s yellow sandstone walls blend perfectly with the honey-coloured sand around it. That’s why is also called the ‘Golden Fort’ or ‘Sonar Quila.' Perched on the Tirkuta Hills, Jaisalmer Fort houses important structures like seven aesthetic Jain temples, Laxminath temple, the Raj Mahal and four enormous gateways. The fort also contains merchant havelis which were built by the wealthy merchants. They have decorated archways, windows, and balconies. The entire structure was built in traditional Rajasthani style. It is a World Heritage Site and remains to be one of the largest fortifications in the world. It is now a popular tourist destination and even has numerous eateries serving international cuisines.

Historical Context: The Jaisalmer Fort was built by Raja Jaiswal in the 12th century and had been the scene of many battles through history. At one point, all the people of Jaisalmer lived within this fort. Today it houses 4000 people, mainly from Brahmin and Daroga communities.

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