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Jaisalmer Fort, Jaisalmer

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Visit the World Heritage Site of Jaisalmer Fort, a vast, sandstone complex that reveals a bustling town within its walls. Built in 1156, the “golden fort,” as the massive fortress is known, acted as a sort of camouflage for the city, blending in with the sweeping sands of the Thar Desert. Take a guided tour to learn about the history of the fort, or take your time and explore the narrow lanes, lined with craft shops, temples, and eateries. Perched on top of a 76 m (250 ft) tall hill, the fortress dominates the surrounding parts of the city and offers panoramic vistas. Plan to visit Jaisalmer Fort during your Jaisalmer vacation using our convenient Jaisalmer vacation builder.
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  • The jaisalme fort is the best place to visit in the jaisalmer.... The fort have many types of historical place.. where we can enjoy the many types of historical moments.. Enjoyed so much this place.  more »
  • The fort is very large and having a very best view from the fort. You can see the jaisalmer city from the fort... It was very beautifull.. And the local market was awesome... You can enjoy the rajasth...  more »
  • Locals living in the alley alley something smells very good to people. Personally, as a tourists being filled with touristy Jodhpur Merle h. lang Le Fort, rather than a castle, it's a good a hundredfold in Jaisalmer.
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  • Great architecture and the food is simple amazing. Lots of thi gs to do aroind jaisalmer. Muat visit the sand dunes of Sum. Drop the camel ride and go for a jeep safari instead. Wildest ride of my life!
  • Very nice place to visit. Living fort with significant population putting up with intruding tourists. Many houses have been converted into small hotels with rooftop small restaurants offering breath taking view of city. The museum inside was not exciting though. Easy to walk around . Hiring a guide would make it easy. The jain temple inside has some amazing stonework on the inside.
  • Just loved it. It's other name is golden fort. But Satyajit Ray popularised it as Sonar Kella. Some people are asking whether it is made of gold but it's made by yellow sandstone which gives a golden appearance. Very good place
  • Jaisalmer Fort is also known as Sonar Kella to Bengali community. Because of the film "Sonar Kalla", it become popular to Bengali community. It is one of the largest fully preserved fortified cities in the world is in Jaisalmer, Rajasthan. It is a World Heritage Site. It was built in 1156 AD by the Rajput ruler Rawal Jaisal, from whom it derives its name. The fort stands amidst the sandy expanse of the great Thar Desert, on Trikuta Hill. Before the days of the British Raj, the fortress city served as a refuge and way-station for caravans and travelers along the Silk Road. It's ramparts served as the backdrop for many battles in past centuries when the Silk Road still served as one of the main trade routes between East and West.
  • A very large living fort..! Living fort means a fort where people are still living. This fort has a large area, wherein a small village is present. The village has been divided into two communities - Brahman and Rajput. The history of the Fort is very interesting and it is recommended to hire a food guide to understand the fort and its history.