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Jaisalmer Fort

Introduction of Jaisalmer Fort

Jaisalmer Fort is a very beautiful and large fort which is situated in the heart of the city, it is one of the most prominent attractions of Jaisalmer. Jaisalmer Fort was founded in 1156 AD by Bhatti Rajput ruler Rao Jaisal. The fort is located on the highest point of the Tricuta hill. Jaisalmer fort is also known as the Golden fort or "Sonar Quila". It is the 2nd oldest fort in Rajasthan after Chittorgarh. The walls of the fort are built of large yellow sandstones. Jaisalmer Fort is also known as “Golden Fort”. Jaisalmer fort is included in World Heritage Site.

Architecture of Jaisalmer Fort

Jaisalmer Fort has a very wonderful architectural design. It has 3 layer of walls. During the early morning and at the sunset, the ramparts, bastions and the long stretching walls of the fort shines magnificently. The fort is 250 feet tall and strengthened by a magnificent crenellated sandstone wall which is 30 feet high. The fort ninty nine bastions, from these ninty two bastions were constructed between 1633 to 1647. The fort stands about 30 metres over the city. It is easily reachable from Bhoot Pol, Hawa Pol, Suraj Pol and Ganesh Pol.

Jaisalmer Fort has a total of 5 storeys, all of which are fully decorated with balconies and windows that displays some of the finest stonework while the interior of the fort is painted and covered in unique Rajput style. The bastions surrounds the whole township that consist of temples, havelis of rich merchants, palace complex and the residential complexes of the armies and merchants. Merchant Havelis are large houses which are constructed by rich merchants with beautiful and elaborative stonework. The other main attractions of the fort are Raj Mahal and Laxminath Temple.

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Jain Temple

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City View from Fort

 

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