Take A Tour Through One Of The Few Living Forts Of The World In Jaisalmer

by Yashasvi Shaktawat
Take A Tour Through One Of The Few Living Forts Of The World In Jaisalmer

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Explore the golden hues of this golden city and take a tour through its ‘living fort’ that resonates history in every footstep.

What Is It?

Jaisalmer Fort, locally known as the ‘Sonari Quilla‘ is one of the very few ‘living forts’ in the world that is home to around one-fourth of the population of the city.

It is the second oldest fort in Rajasthan which was built in 1156 AD by the Rajput ruler, Jaisal and has been declared a World heritage site by UNESCO.

Also read: The Grand Desert Retreat at Suryagarh, Jaisalmer!

What’s In It?

Inside Jaisalmer Fort, there are 7 Jain temples built by yellow sandstone during 12th-16th century. The fort is a tawny yellow colour during the day and fades into honey-gold during sunset. It beautifully camouflages with the gold of the Thar desert sand.

Fort Jaisalmer

You can get your shopping spree on in its narrow winding lanes lined up with an array of beautiful and vibrant shops selling all kinds of stuff like leather products, hand-woven purses, silver jewelry and clothes at affordable prices.

Take in the panoramic views of the city with a cocktail in hand on their rooftop cafe situated atop the canon viewpoint. Walk like the royals and travel back in time at this golden fort.

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Address: Fort Road, Near Gopa Chowk, Amar Sagar Pol, Jaisalmer, Rajasthan 345001
Timings: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

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