Trip Planner:   Asia  /  India  /  Rajasthan  /  Jalor District  /  Jalore  /  Jalore Fort

Jalore Fort, Jalore

Jalore Fort is the main attraction of Jalore, a town in the Indian state of Rajasthan, one of the nine castles of the Maru, under the Paramaras in the 10th century. It is one of the most famous and impressive forts in the state and has been known through history as the Sonagir or the ‘golden mount’.Jalore Fort is regarded as one of the most impregnable forts of the country. There is a saying: Let the sky be torn, the earth turned upside down, let the iron armor be cut to pieces, body fighting alone, but Jalore would not surrenderHistoryThe precise year of its construction is not known. However it is believed to be have been built between the 8th and the 10th centuries.Jalore was ruled by a Paramara branch in the 10th century. Kirtipala, the youngest son of Alhana, ruler of Nadol, established the Jalore line of Chauhans. He captured it from the Paramaras in 1181 and took the clan name Songara after the place. His son, Samarasimha, succeeded him in 1182. After him, Udayasimha became the ruler. The rule of Udayasimha was a golden period in the history of Jalore. He was a powerful and able ruler. He ruled over a large area. He captured back Nadol and Mandore from the Muslims. In 1228 Iltutmish circled Jalore however Udayasimha offered stiff resistance. He was succeeded by Chachigadeva and Samantasimha respectively. After Samantasimha his son Kanhadadeva became ruler of Jalore.
Plan your Jalore Fort visit and explore what else you can see and do in Jalore using our Jalore tour itinerary planner .
Create an itinerary including Jalore Fort
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors
Jalore Fort Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5
8 reviews
  • It's a beautiful fort but not at all maintained.. government should take care and protect such heritage places.. Jain temples on the fort have still maintained the fort in terms of cleaniness and stay...  more »
  • As the folklore goes, the fort was built by Legendary Chouhan Ruler of Jalore Rao Kanhad Dev Chouhan, who received funds as well as technology and support from the then Emperor Sultan Ala-Ud-Din Khilj...  more »
  • It's mine loveable place. It's the historical fort in Rajasthan history. It's one and only fort that attacks by many forces but never still any one can occupy them.
  • Very big fort on very high mountain.
  • Build a plan

    Tell us where and when you
    want to go, we will build
    the best sightseeing itinerary
  • Refine it

    You have complete flexibility on your destinations and itinerary
  • Book as a package

    Use our travel agents to get
    package savings and hassle free booking
  • Enjoy your trip!

    Enjoy our 24x7
    on-trip assistance

Popular things to do in Jalore

Duration: 2​h
Duration: 2​h
Duration: 2​h
Duration: 2​h

Side trips from Jalore

Duration: 2​h
Duration: 2​h
Duration: 2​h
Duration: 4​h