Jaisalmer Fort Location:
Halls like Diwan-e-aam, Diwan-e-khaas, Raj
Mahal, Jain templs,
08:00 A.M. - 06:00 P.M. (April October),
09:00 A.M. - 06:00 P.M.(November to March)
Rs. 20 for Indians , Rs. 70 for Foreigners
you want to escape form the monotony of daily life, then visit Jaisalmer.
The 'Golden City' in Rajasthan is sprinkled with the sheer magic of Thar
desert, the impressive forts and monuments and off-course, the charm of
camel safari. Of all, the tourist attraction in this sand castle, Jaisalmer
Fort pulls countless sightseers visiting the state.
Also referred to as Sonar Quila, Jaisalmer Fort draws the poetic expression
of the tourist. This world's largest desert fort is situated atop the
Trikuta hills. Its construction was started in 1156, during the regime of a
Rajput ruler, Rawal Jaisla. Later, it was completed by the subsequent
rulers. The fort area is a package of magnificent houses, temples, shops,
beauty parlors and eating corners, which offers tourist some time to be
The golden fort in Jaisalmer is a dream-like creation of royal and Mughal
legacy. The fort with its 99 bastions represents the architectural passion
of its builder. The lower blocks of the fort are constructed of solid stone.
The chattris i.e the cenotaphs above the fort is the major attraction. Each
corner of the building is build in huge slabs, piled on one another. The
rounded bolsters is delicately worked in jaalis, and fine laces. A series of
massive gates on the courtyard is worth appreciating. Besides, tourist can
have a glimpse of carved images of animals and floral ornamentation in the
Jaisalmer fort is a live example of royal culture and monarch of medieval
culture. The towering Raj Mahal, the 15th century Jain Temples, halls like
Diwan-e-am and Diwan-e-khaas are major attraction within the fort. The stone
carvings and connecting ways to corridors are key specialty of the temples.
Nearby Places to get around:
With exploring the structural enigma of Jaisalmer Fort, tourist can proceed
to the nearby havelis. The mansions represents the rich life of traders, who
once settled down in the desert land. The awe-inspiring decorations of the
havelis date back to 19th century and even today, they continue to attract
thousands of spectators. A camel safari on the sun-kissed Sam Sand Dunes and
camping on the Thar are must-do activities.