JAISALMER FORT

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  1. About jaisalmer fort

    Jaisalmer Fort, also known as Sonar Quila or Golden Fort, is regarded as one of the largest forts in the world. The fort is located on the top of Trikuta Hill and was constructed in 1156 AD by Maharawal Jaisal Singh. The yellow sandstone walls turn to golden colour at sunset and hence the name Sonar Quila. It has amazing architecture, a blend of Islamic and Rajput styles. A 30 feet tall wall surrounding the fort and 99 bastions protect the fort from enemy attacks. There are several architectural buildings inside the fort complex, including palaces and temples. Maharawal Palace with its marble throne is a popular attraction. It has a museum which displays the arms, dresses, utensils, instruments, etc., of the Rajput kingdom.

  2. Who should visit ?

    Anyone,

    What makes it special?

    Its architecture is marvelous with a fusion of Rajput and Islamic styles. Maharawal Palace with its marble throne is a popular attraction.

    Ticket/Fees (in INR)

    50

    Visiting Hours

    09:00-18:00

    How to reach?

    It is located in the heart of the city and can be reached by cab or auto rickshaw

    How to make this visit memorable?

    Visit the palaces and other structures and enjoy the architectural beauty.

    Do’s and Don’ts

    Keep the area clean.

    Rewards/ Recognition

    Jaisalmer fort is a World Heritage site of UNESCO under the Hill Forts group of Rajasthan.

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