Jaisalmer Fort

Dhibba Para
Jaisalmer, RJ - 345001

Type: Landmarks
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The Jaisalmer fort is located in the city of Jaisalmer in Rajasthan, India. A World Heritage Site, the fort is considered one the world's best preserved fortified city! The fort, it is believed, was constructed by Rawal Jaisal in 1156 A.D after whom the fort is named. The Jaisalmer Fort is located on the Trikuta Hill and is set amidst the Thar desert.

The fort is also famously called the Golden Fort or 'Sonar Quila' for its majestic walls bear golden yellow hues, changing colors with different times of the day. The fort's prominent position along the Silk Route made it an important international trade center. The Jaisalmer Fort is a must visit monument, which is visible from miles across, thanks to its magnificent structure and positioning on the hill. The fort has numerous temples inside the fort complex, as many as 7 Jain temples are found inside. The Raj Mahal, the Laxminath Temple, the Havelis of the Merchants etc. are the major attractions.

The fort remains open to visitors between 09:00 am to 05:00 pm. There is no entry fee to visit the fort. A fee of Rs. 50/- per individual is charged for entry to the Palace museum, which is privately owned.

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