Visit the World Heritage Site of Jaisalmer Fort, a vast, sandstone complex that reveals a bustling town within its walls. Built in 1156, the “golden fort,” as the massive fortress is known, acted as a sort of camouflage for the city, blending in with the sweeping sands of the Thar Desert. Take a guided tour to learn about the history of the fort, or take your time and explore the narrow lanes, lined with craft shops, temples, and eateries. Perched on top of a 76 m (250 ft) tall hill, the fortress dominates the surrounding parts of the city and offers panoramic vistas. Plan to visit Jaisalmer Fort during your Jaisalmer vacation using our convenient Jaisalmer itinerary website.
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Jaisalmer Fort Reviews
The fort is a living fort and has very interesting stops However the whole fort is overcrowded and dirty. The people are friendly and the shopping competitive. more »
Living pride of Golden city, the Jaisalmer. Shows power, far sightedness and determination of Indian people who built such a wonderful building in old days when there were very few means. more »
The best fort I've been to so far! It's huge and has so many parts and museums inside that you can easily spend the whole day here. It's kind of a living fort in the sense that about 5000 people live inside it. It has so many stores to purchase traditional handicraft from. Also has many restaurants inside. It surprisingly also has a hotel inside the Fort which is also available for booking online. The views from the Fort are breathtaking, the whole city in one uniform color, the stone yellow that's characteristic of Jaisalmer. It has a set of 800 yr old Jain temples with breathtaking carvings. Audio-visual aide is available when you visit, so if you don't prefer an actual person as a guide, this is an excellent option. An absolutely must visit place! The view of the Fort from our hotel was mesmerizing at night. I can go on and on. Just watch the pictures.
A huge and majestic structure. The Fort sometimes feels like a little town of its own. You'll find many Cafes, Hostels and little shops to buy apparels and a lot of other things. What's even more fascinating is how there are so many people living inside the fort.
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