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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  • the fortress is really a very nice view of the outdoor it is very beautiful as the interiuer
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  • A place beautiful everything near the desert! A great city in a fort. Must see!
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  • Jaisalmer fort is just ok not good place for visited .another maybe you go patwon ki havali is good palace to visited. Money lots place.  more »
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  • This beautiful fort built with yellow sand stone, stands tall overlooking the new town and is visible from quite far. It's a living fort as a lot of people were giving land and buildings to stay within the fort's ramparts. It give this one a unique charm compared to the other forts in Rajasthan. The main fort museum is comparatively small but the fun lies in exploring the small lanes and interacting with the locals and shopkeepers. There are good guest houses within the fort where you can stay. On a clear evening, during sun set the fort changes colour and shimmer like gold. So stay around sunset and take in the view from a nearby rooftop restaurant.
  • जैसलमेर दुर्ग स्थापत्य कला की दृष्टि से उच्चकोटि की विशुद्ध स्थानीय दुर्ग रचना है। ये दुर्ग २५० फीट तिकोनाकार पहाडी पर स्थित है। इस पहाडी की लंबाई १५० फीट व चौडाई ७५० फीट है। रावल जैसल ने अपनी स्वतंत्र राजधानी स्थापित की थी। स्थानीय स्रोतों के अनुसार इस दुर्ग का निर्माण ११५६ ई. में प्रारंभ हुआ था। परंतु समकालीन साक्ष्यों के अध्ययन से पता चलता है कि इसका निर्माण कार्य ११७८ ई. के लगभग प्रारंभ हुआ था। ५ वर्ष के अल्प निर्माण कार्य के उपरांत रावल जैसल की मृत्यु हो गयी, इसके द्वारा प्रारंभ कराए गए निमार्ण कार्य को उसके उत्तराधिकारी शालीवाहन द्वारा जारी रखकर दुर्ग को मूर्त रूप दिया गया। रावल जैसल व शालीवाहन द्वारा कराए गए कार्यो का कोई अभिलेखीय साक्ष्य नहीं मिलता है। मात्र ख्यातों व तवारीखों से वर्णन मिलता है
  • One of the beautiful fort of Rajasthan. It glow like gold when bright sun rise-the walls of fort becomes golden. Fort entrance, it's structure,logic behind every wall, gate, pillar, home doors. Top view from fort is awesome you can see entire city from it, the last railway station of Rajasthan probably last railway station of India because after it Pakistan start. The fort have 3 Jain tamales, a market and the palaces of king and queen. You may feel proud and you urge reverse time travel so you can understand how the Kings and Queens lived here.
  • So beautiful and so lively place. More then 80,000 people still live inside this fort. It has all, hotel, restaurants, cafe, shops, inside the walls of fort. We found it clean and soothing to eyes. Some corners are so peaceful that you wont even feel that this is in india. Would highly recommend for anyone visiting Jaisalmer. You can spent 3-4 hours easily here. City view from the top.
  • Scenic beauty. We spent our night inside the fort in one of the few good hotels with the locals. Fort is well lighted and has good attractions in the day time. But the walk through it's streets in the night was the one we enjoyed the most. It was so very pleasant in the night as it will be busy in the day time. There are quite a few view points as well throughout the fort.
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