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 itinerary website .
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  • One of the many forts in the region of Rajastan that should be seen because there are many other sites to see here in jaisalmer ... Besides the Lake. The Fort is marked by these alleys full of craft shops ... advice if you want to climb to see the view you are obliged to go through restaurants or cafes that have been specially designed for this ...
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  • Excellent, packed with attractions. In the maze with souvenir shops and guards on duty who live in temples and restaurants, fun to explore! Is a big city, but I imagine will swell and wonder what it was. So with Japan-language audio guide to the admission of-I and firm better able to study, not only ^ ^
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  • Best location of Garden for Golden city I like it this far and golden city this is small city but very nice city this Fort inside little bit Home Is Crazy But what is very nice good location everythin...  more »
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  • Jaisalmer- the Golden city, is true to its name. Mind blowing, beautiful intricately carved architecture in Golden Sand stone. Well maintained clean city. A different experience all together. Living within the fort premises, in heritage properties, makes you feel a part of history itself. A perfect blend of traditional ambience with modern amenities. A German bakery with delectable deserts was the icing on the cake.
  • Historical place with very nice and ancient architecture. A real treat for people who loves visiting historical places. There is good and rich handmade handicraft market and around 5-6 historic Jain temples with old sculptures and architecture. Public Vehicles are allowed till the fort gate and not allowed inside the fort. From there you need to walk in to the fort which is slant and you need to go upwards. People visiting this place should keep this in mind as Senior Citizen might feel it difficult to walk. Auto rickshaws are allowed only sometimes inside the fort.
  • Had a beautiful experience visiting this place. This place is very big with many shops inside it. Some temples are also there inside. Good place for kids. Many histories are related to this fort. Many guides are also available here. Many historical things are also found here. Nice place to be visited with family members.
  • An beautiful and historical place. Try to find some hotel near this fort. It looks awesome in the night from the hotels. It's really a very beautiful place. Also many shops are available here offering golden stone item and other beautiful ethnic things. Although It's such a beauty.
  • Beautiful piece of architecture. An amazing and a must visit place. Also, the local community people are pretty helpful and supportive. Jaisalmer fort is a living fort . It has many shops and houses within the complex. I highly recommend to take a guide otherwise you will miss the finer details and the story. Moreover the guides know well about the places to take pictures. The fort is reasonably maintained , though the cleanliness can be improved. The Jain temple inside the fort is fabulous. The fort and temple should take approx 2.5 ~ 3 hrs .  There are many shops and one can do antique , silver jewellery shopping inside. There are many good restaurants also available within fort .

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Where to stay in Jaisalmer

A popular tourist destination with a wealth of attractions, Jaisalmer boasts a number of accommodations to meet the needs of its domestic and international visitors. The district around Sadar Bazar features a large number of options, with simple sandstone hotels and guesthouses complemented by the odd high-end alternative. Look closer to the fort to find the more storied and luxurious options in town, with many rooms offering extensive views of the desert city's most famous architectural highlights.
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