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THE GOLDEN FORT - JAISALMER

the golden fort jaisalmer, heritageofindia, Indian Heritage, World Heritage Sites in India, Heritage of India, Heritage IndiaHeritage Of India - The great fort of Jaisalmer, which is also known as Sonar Durg(fort) situated on Trikuta hill in heart of the Jaisalmer city. This massive fort is one of the largest forts and fully preserved fortified cities in the world. Jaisalmer fort was declared as UNESCO's World Heritage Site under the group Hill Forts of Rajasthan in 2013. 


Jaisalmer Fort is 1500 feet long and 750 feet wide and has four entrances to the city side named Ganesh Pol, Akshya Pol, Suraj Pol and Hawa Pol. There are various wells within the fort still provide a regular source of water for nearly one fourth of the Jaisalmer city's population who resides within the fort.



The main attraction inside this historical fort are Raj Mahal (Royal Palace), Janana Mahal (Palace of Queen), Jain temples and Laxminath temple. There are 7 Jain temples within the walls of Jaisalmer Fort, which were built in the 15th–16th centuries and dedicated to Tirthankaras: Parsvanath, Sambhavanath, Chandrapraphu, Rishabhadeva, Shitalnath, Shantinath and Kunthanath.

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Within the Jaisalmer fort, people have converted their houses into hotels and restaurants that have opened all over the Fort to cater to the tourists. Even you can book rooms in these hotels online.

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Houses and Hotels in Jaisalmer Fort
Jaisalmer fort is known as Sonar Durg, Sonar Qilla, Golden Fort and Living Fort of Jaisalmer. It was built in 1156 AD by the Rajput ruler Rawal Jaisal and this majestic fort is made of yellow sandstone, and it has been the scene of many battles between the Bhatis, the Mughals of Delhi and the Rathores of Jodhpur.
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Model of Jaisalmer Fort

Ala-ud-din Khilji attacked and captured the fort in the 13th century and managed to hold it for 9 years and the second battle started in 1541 with Mughal Emperor Humayun.

After so many attacks by Mughals Rawal agreed to parley with Mughal Emperor Akbar The Great, offering his daughter in marriage to the emperor in the process.





The Fort Palace Museum Timing: 8:00 am-6:00 pm (Apr-Oct.) 9:00 am – 6:00 pm (Nov.-Mar.)
Entrance Fee: For Indians: 30 INR, Foreigners: 250 INR
Camera Fee: Still Camera- 50 INR, Video Camera: 150 INR

Best Time To Visit Jaisalmer Fort

Jaisalmer Fort can be visited in any time of the year, but tourists should preffer November to February enjoy each and every activities nicely because summers are very hot due to desert area.


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