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Glorious outside view of the Jaisalmer Fort

Jaisalmer Fort In Jaisalmer

Travel back in time as you take a tour of the glorious Jaisalmer Fort

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Jaisalmer Fort (Rajasthan)

Jaisalmer Fort is one of the world’s largest forts. It is an architectural marvel, that was built in the year 1156 AD by the Rajput king Rao Jaisal, after whom the city of Jaisalmer is named. Interestingly, about 3000 people are living in the periphery of the fort.  Jaisalmer Fort is also known as Sonar Quila. It lies about 50 meters above the city. Jaisalmer Fort is the second oldest fort in Rajasthan and is declared a world heritage site by UNESCO.

History of Jaisalmer Fort

Jaisalmer Fort stands erect even after so many years and witnessing so many battles. The fort was built by Rawal Jaisal who was a Rajput ruler in Jaisalmer. The fort is named after him only. Due to the spectacular beauty and grandeur of the fort, many rulers wanted to capture it including Ala-ud-din Khilji. Later on, Humayun, a Mughal Emperor got hold of the fort and the fort remained under the rule of Mughals. Later, it got transferred to Maharwal Mulraj from the Mughals. The Jaisalmer Fort is also called the Golden Fort or the Sonar Quila.

Architecture of Jaisalmer Fort

The Jaisalmer Fort stands still on a hill and it is about 1500 ft. tall and is 750 ft. wide. The design and architecture style of Jaisalmer Fort is an amalgamation of Rajput and Islamic style. There are several havelis inside the fort which have intricate carvings on them and are made with sandstone. Many of these havelis have now been converted into museums. There is also Laxminath Temple and the Raj Mahal inside the fort. Another highlight of this fort is the five-storied tower known as the Tazia Tower which was made using the Bengali style roofs and pattern.

Attractions of Jaisalmer Fort

The fort of Jaisalmer is an attraction in itself. The grandeur of the fort speaks for itself and overshadows the whole city with its magnificent glory and beauty. There are several striking attractions or features of the Jaisalmer Fort like the four magnificent gateways which are located at the entrance of the citadel, the Jain temples which are made out of yellow sandstone, merchant havelis which are made of intricate carvings, the drainage system and the Raj Mahal are other marvelous attractions inside the fort.

Jaisalmer Fort is about 460 meters long and 230 meters wide. One of the most famous structures of Jaisalmer Fort is the Maharwal Palace whose main attraction is the marble throne. Another attraction of the Jaisalmer Fort, known as Tazia tower, is a five-storied structure which is located near the Maharwal Palace.

Jaisalmer Fort showcases a perfect blend of the Rajput and Islamic architecture and is rightly reflected in Jawahar Palace, another attraction of the fort. It was this place where the royal family used to live. Jawahar Palace has a unique architectural design and one simply cannot afford to miss it on the Jaisalmer Fort tour

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