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About Jaisalmer Fort

One of the largest forts in Rajasthan, Jaisalmer Fort, is a must-see attraction in Jaisalmer. It was built in 1156 A.D by Raja Rawal Jaiswal on the hilltop of Trikuta. Also known as Sonar Quila or the Golden Fort, it captivates you with its tawny lion colour of yellow sandstones during the day which is followed by the honey-gold hues in the evening that also camouflages the fort in the yellow desert. Located in the very heart of the city with around 3000 people residing in its walls, Jaisalmer Fort is a fine example of an urban living centre. You enter the fort from the east side near Gopa Chowk that further leads you to the Dashera Chowk. There are various handicraft shops and restaurants here for you to explore. The mesmerizing beauty and the prolific history of this fort became the reason of its declaration as the UNESCO World Heritage Site in the year 2013.

Historical Context: Due to its strategic location, many battles were fought for the capturing of the fort. Jaisalmer fort contains three layers of walls and thus had strong defences, but the Rawals could not hold it against Babur and lost to him. The fort was in control of Mughal Empire till 1762 and later Maharawal Mulraj took control of it.

Highlights

  • Best Time to Visit Morning, Afternoon
  • Facilities Food Stalls, Washrooms
  • Recommended Hours Min. 1 hour
  • Best Visited With Group, Solo, Couple, Family
  • Entry Fee Local Tourist Adult : INR 30 Foreign Tourist Adult : INR 70
  • Allowed Footwear, Camera, Video

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