Jaisalmer Fort is nestled on the eternal Golden Sands of Thar Desert. It is situated in the magnificent city of Jaisalmer in Rajasthan. It is one of the UNESCO World Heritage Site which falls under the category of “Hill Forts of India”. It is an epitome of strength and symbolizes the valor of the Rajput dynasty. It is the last living fort of India. Thus, Jaisalmer Fort Architecture is not just a fort but a mini-town with temples, museums, houses, restaurants, and shops.
Jaisalmer ka Kila is locally known as “Golden Fort” or “Sonar Quila” due to the golden aura that seems to engulf the fort during the sunset. It is one of the largest forts in the world and was constructed by the Bhati Rajput ruler Rao Jaisal in 1156 AD. This marvelous structure is a perfect blend of both the Mughal and Rajput style of architecture. This fort consists of four gates - Akshaya Pol, Ganesh Pol, Hawa Pol, and Suraj Pol that are the entrance gates and are known for the stunning design and sculptured beauty.
The most popular and splendid structure of the Golden Fort, Jaisalmer is the Maharawal which is located in the front of the Chauhata Square. Besides, one more famous tourist attraction of this fort is the Tazia Tower, a five-story building that is located head-to-head to the Maharawal Palace. In addition to it, the Jawahar Palace was the residence of the royal family. Apart from this, it has an intricate drainage system called the “Ghut Nali”. It was mainly designed for allowing proper disposal of drainage from the fort area.
This gigantic structure looks stunning at night under the shadows of the moon. Jaisalmer Fort, India comprises of several attractions such as Royal Palace (Raj Mahal), the Laxminath temple, wells, Jain temples, and Havelis, etc. All of these buildings are crafted with the light yellow sandstone which looks honey-gold during the sunrise and sunset.
Tourists roam through its zigzagging alleys and explore every nook and corner of this fort. One can walk to the top of the hill and look down at the splendid view of the surrounding locality which is the best thing about Jaisalmer Fort.
There are many cabs and autos available from all the main locations to reach Golden City Fort Jaisalmer. The nearby attractions of this fort are Patwon Ki Haveli, Kuldhara Village, Government Museum, and Bada Bagh. Here are some restaurants where tourists can try out local and ethnic cuisines like Jaisal Italy, Kabab Corner, Lakeview Lounge Restaurant, Desert Boy’s Dhani, Trio, and Natraj Restaurant, etc.
Jaisalmer Fort Timings:
9:00 AM to 6:00 PM on all days of the week.
Jaisalmer Fort Entry:
INR 50 for Indian nationals and INR 150 for foreign nationals
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