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Jaisalmer Golden Fort

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Tour Itinerary

History of Jaisalmer Fort

Jaisalmer Fort (Sonar Quila) seems to arise out of the vast sandy plains of the Thar Desert like a colossus, mesmerizing onlookers with its mighty structure and awesome power.

Built almost 800 years ago, in 1156 AD, its yellow sandstone walls and massive fortifications have withstood brutal enemy attacks and weathered the harshness of extreme climatic changes.

The fort flourished along the ancient trade routes that passed through Jaisalmer, and is considered among the world’s largest forts… so large that it accommodates a sizable population even today, almost 4000 people, who live in mansions inside the fort.

Today, Jaisalmer fort is a UNESCO World Heritage Site & is best to look at in the evenings, when it glows with a golden glow, and at night, when lights illuminate the entire fort, making it look surreal, against the backdrop of a dark night sky.

Places to visit in Jaisalmer Fort

There are ornate merchant havelis, built with traditional architectural styles & ethnic Rajasthani décor inside. They have multiple rooms & floors, with decorated windows, finely carved jharokhas (balconies) and doors. People still live in these havelis since many centuries. Haveli’s names are mentioned below on this page.

There is the intricately carved Laxminath Temple, & many other Jain temples, dedicated to Jain Tirthankaras inside the fort. They are built of yellow sandstone and have amazing temple architecture.

Raj Mahal, the Maharaja’s Palace is now converted into a museum, where you can take an audio guide and see galleries having armoury, swords, king’s throne, palanquins, statues, and other priceless treasures. Queen’s Palace has lattice windows, or jaali screens to protect the privacy of royal ladies.

Shopping in Jaisalmer Fort
Walking on the small lanes inside the fort will take you to different sections of the fort. The fort has many street shops, from where you can shop for traditional garments, bed sheets, quilts & local handicrafts. Wallets, purses, handbags made of camel leather are a hot favorite with tourists.

There are numerous view points on the top of the fort, where you can find huge cannons. You can spot several other attractions of Jaisalmer, along with stunning panoramic views of the city from these points.

When to visit Jaisalmer Fort?

Jaisalmer Fort is built on the scorching sandy plains of the Thar Desert. Avoid summer months by all means, and go only in the winter months, i.e. between October to March. During daytime, you will not feel excessive heat of the sun, and evenings are cooler, and best for sightseeing and shopping.

How to reach Jaisalmer Fort from your hotel?

Jaisalmer Fort is the most famous attraction in the city of Jaisalmer, and can be seen from almost anywhere in Jaisalmer. You can catch a tuk tuk or cabs from railway station or chowks and get to Jaisalmer Fort. And the best will be to rent a car in Jaisalmer for as low as Rs 1600-2000 per day.

Where to eat in Jaisalmer Fort?

Jaisal Italy
Palace View Restaurant
The Trio
Surya Restaurant
Killa Corner
Free Tibet Restaurant
Milan Restaurant
Thakurji Restaurant
Himmatji Rooftop Restaurant

Where to stay in Jaisalmer Fort?

Killa Bhawan
Hotel Victoria
Jaisal Castle
Hotel Rajmandir
Hotel Paradise
The Desert Haveli Guest House
Hotel Shreenath Palace
Garh Jaisal Haveli

Tour Highlights

  • Patwon ki Haveli
  • Bada Bagh
  • Gadisar Lake
  • Nathmal ki Haveli
  • Vyas Chhatri
  • Government Museum

Frequently Asked Questions

Are there any age restrictions for this tour?
We have a minimum age requirement of 18 years old to join the tour. Group members aged 16-17 years old are welcome to join the tour but only with a family member that will act as their guardian whilst on tour. Aside from that, no age requirements at all!
Can I wash my clothes during the tour?
We have a minimum age requirement of 18 years old to join the tour. Group members aged 16-17 years old are welcome to join the tour but only with a family member that will act as their guardian whilst on tour. Aside from that, no age requirements at all!
Will I have access to the internet?
We have a minimum age requirement of 18 years old to join the tour. Group members aged 16-17 years old are welcome to join the tour but only with a family member that will act as their guardian whilst on tour. Aside from that, no age requirements at all!
Do I need any vaccinations?
We have a minimum age requirement of 18 years old to join the tour. Group members aged 16-17 years old are welcome to join the tour but only with a family member that will act as their guardian whilst on tour. Aside from that, no age requirements at all!

Languages

Hindi
Marwari

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