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Jaisalmer Fort, Jaisalmer

Jaisalmer Fort is the largest desert forts of the world.

The only living fort in India and one of the largest desert forts of the world, Jaisalmer Fort is located on a hillock in Jaisalmer city, the golden city of Rajasthan. Jaisalmer heritage tour or Rajasthan fort and palaces tour take the tourists to this huge fort of Rajasthan. It seems surrealistic the entire view of the fort from a distance. This fort was founded by Bhati Rajput ruler Rawal Jaisal in 1156 AD. Located at the heart of the Thar Desert Jaisalmer Fort is on the Trikuta hills.

Built of yellow sand stone, Jaisalmer Fort wears new look camouflaging color with the colors of desert. It is also called Golden Fort. A fortified structure was built to save the fort from the Muslim invasion. Maharawal Jetasai built the fort Rang Buri in 1508 as a safeguard.


Akshya Pol is the entrance gate to the fort, the top most part there is a Toran which is a typical feature of Jain art. A few Jain temples are located inside the fort. Jaisalmer Fort comprises of palaces, chhatris, bastions, massive gates, handicrafts shops, delicate ceilings.

Jaisalmer Tour mainly comprises exploration of the majestic fort which seems like a backbone of the Jaisalmer city. The night of the fort from a distance seems magical. The city’s majority of the population lives inside the fort, one will surprise to see the lifestyle of the villagers who live in a royal fort. Stalls are seen at some of the houses which sale handicrafts and antique things.

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