Jaisalmer Fort located at Jaisalmer city of Rajasthan state which is famously known as Golden Fort. Jaisalmer Fort locally known as Sonar Quila is one of the largest forts in the world. The Jain Temple and Lakshmi Temple are famous attraction of the Jaisalmer Fort. Jaisalmer fort is the second oldest in Rajasthan. Jaisalmer Fort has been built from yellow stones so it’s like golden coloured Fort.
Fact About Jaisalmer Fort
Address: Fort road, Manak Chowk, Amar Sagar Pol, Jaisalmer, Rajasthan
Location: In the very heart of Jaisalmer
Phone Number: +91-2992-252404
Built In: 1156 AD
Built By: Rajput ruler Rawal Jaisal
Signification: World Heritage Site declared UNESCO under the group Hill Forts of Rajasthan
Main Attraction: Raj mahal, Ganesh Pol, Rang Pol, Bhoota Pol, Hava Pol Jain temple and Laxmi temple
Famous As: Golden fort, Sonar Quila, Sone ka Quila
Architecture: Rajput and Islamic architectural styles
How to reach By Air: Jaisalmer Airport only 4 km away from Jaisalmer Fort.
How to reach By Rail: Jaisalmer Railway Station is 1 km away from Jaisalmer Fort.
How to reach By Bus or Road: Its walking distance from the main Jaisalmer City and you can hire a rickshaw from your hotel.
Jaisalmer Fort is a World Heritage Site declared UNESCO under the group Hill Forts of Rajasthan which was built by the Rajput ruler Rawal Jaisal in 1156 AD. Jaisalmer Fort was the focus of a number of battles between the Bhatis, the Mughals of Delhi and the Rathores of Jodhpur. The length of Jaisalmer fort is 1500 ft and width of the fort is 750 ft. The Jaisalmer fort was built on hill which is 250 ft tall. The fort has four entrances to the townsite one of which used to be protected by cannon.
Entry Fee and Timing for Jaisalmer Fort
Open Days: All days of the week
Visit Duration: 2 to 4 hours
Timing: 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Best time to visit: October to March
Entry Fee: No entry fee
Camera Fee: Rs. 50/- per person
Video Camera: Rs. 100/- per person
Ganesh Pol, Rang Pol, Bhoota Pol and Hava Pol are the entrance gates of this fort which is known for sculptured beauty and beautiful design. Raj Mahal is key attraction of the fort and most visited place. There are some temples at the fort like the Jain temple and Laxmi temple and others are also must see attraction of Jaisalmer Fort.