Jaisalmer Fort

Jaisalmer Fort

Jaisalmer Fort in Jaisalmer India - Get detailed information on Jaisalmer Fort like How To Reach, Where To Stay, Best Time To Visit, Jaisalmer Fort Photos, Reviews, Attraction & Activities
  • Jaisalmer
  • Rajasthan
  • India
India
#1
Amont Things to Do in Jaisalmer
  • Timings
    9 00 AM - 5 00 PM
  • Time Required
    Around 3-4 hours
  • Entry
    Indian INR 30, Foreigner INR 70, Still Camera INR 50 and Video Camera INR 150
  • Established
    1156 AD

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Jaisalmer Fort in Jaisalmer India - Get detailed information on Jaisalmer Fort like How To Reach, Where To Stay, Best Time To Visit, Jaisalmer Fort Photos, Reviews, Attraction & Activities

About The Jaisalmer Fort

Jaisalmer Fort, perched atop Trikuta Hill in the heart of Jaisalmer, Rajasthan, stands as a living testament to the city's rich history. This majestic fort, built in 1156 AD by Rawal Jaisal, is one of the largest fully preserved fortified cities in the world. Constructed with golden-yellow sandstone, the fort glows like a golden crown during the day, earning it the moniker "Sonar Quila" or Golden Fort.

 

Timings of Jaisalmer Fort

The Jaisalmer Fort welcomes visitors every day from 9 AM to 5 PM. The timings might slightly vary during different seasons, so it's advisable to check before planning your visit.

 

Entry Fee of Jaisalmer Fort

To explore the fort, Indian nationals are charged a nominal fee, while foreign tourists have a separate entry fee. Additionally, there might be charges for cameras and other equipment.

 

Required Time and Restricted Items

Visitors typically spend about 2-3 hours exploring the fort's intricate passages, temples, palaces, and enjoying panoramic views. To preserve the fort's heritage, certain items like plastic bottles are restricted inside.

 

Architecture of Jaisalmer Fort

The fort's architecture is a masterpiece, blending Rajput and Islamic styles. Intricate carvings, Jain temples, palaces like the Raj Mahal and the intricately designed havelis showcase the grandeur of Rajasthani craftsmanship.

 

Best Time to Visit Jaisalmer Fort

The best time to visit is from October to March when the weather is pleasant, allowing for comfortable exploration.

 

How to Reach Jaisalmer Fort

Jaisalmer is well-connected by road, rail, and air. The fort is within the city, easily accessible by taxis, auto-rickshaws, or on foot.

 

History of Jaisalmer Fort

Jaisalmer Fort has stood witness to numerous battles and trade routes that passed through the region. Its walls have tales of valor and royalty, making it a treasure trove of history.

 

Inside Jaisalmer Fort

Inside, the fort is a bustling hub with shops, eateries, and residences. The narrow lanes lead to magnificent palaces, temples, and panoramic viewpoints.

 

Jaisalmer Fort Traveling Tips

Carry water and sunscreen, wear comfortable footwear for exploring the fort's nooks and corners, and engage local guides for a richer experience.

 

Hotels Near Jaisalmer Fort

Several hotels offer a splendid view of the fort, including The Gulaal, Suryagarh, and Fort Rajwada, providing a luxurious stay with a touch of heritage.

 

Nearby Tourist Spots of Jaisalmer Fort

Around Jaisalmer Fort, attractions like Patwon Ki Haveli, Gadisar Lake, Desert Culture Centre & Museum, and Sam Sand Dunes offer an immersive experience in the region's culture and landscape.

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