Jaisalmer Fort (Jaisalmer), Rajasthan

Jaisalmer Fort is one of the largest fully preserved fortified cities in the world. It is situated in the city of Jaisalmer, in the Indianstate of Rajasthan. It is a World Heritage Site. The fort was built by Rawal Jaisal in 1156 Jaisal conspired with the Sultan of Gaur to dispose his nephew Bhojdev from his territory. The other important event of the fort was during 1276 when King Jetsi strengthened the fort against the invading Sultan of Delhi.

The 56 bastions were manned by 3,700 soldiers. During the medieval period, the city's location along the Silk Road enabled it to serve as a major center of international trade, and as a warehousing facility for such trade. As such, it facilitated trade and commerce between Persia, Arabia, Egypt, Africaand China. The offering of such services for such commerce required a dependable means of security, and thus the fort came into being. One of the finest fort I have ever seen. Best thing only fort which have common public allow to live inside while king's residence is small which is in the middle. Perfect blend of Rajasthani art and culture. Lot of coffee shop inside so you can sit on roof and enjoy the magnificent view of the city. Jaisalmer Fort locally known as Sonar Quila is one of the largest forts in the world located in Jaisalmer City in Rajasthan, India. Visiting Hours: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM he most famous splendid structures such as the Maharawals located in front of the Chauhata Square.

The foremost attraction of this place is Maharawal’s marble throne which is placed over a flight of marble steps. An added famous tourist attraction of this place is a five-storied Tazia tower located head-to-head to the Maharawals palace. This tower was constructed by Muslim craftsmen and is made with decorative Bengali styled roofs. Jain Temples situated in the Jaisalmer Fort are a must visit site in Jaisalmer, Rajasthan. You will find these temples to be very old and high pilgrimage as well as archeological value attached to them. These are a group of Jain temples dating back 12th and 15th centuries and are dedicated to various Jain Tirthankars (Hermits). On the walls of the temples, you can find animal & human figures, carved in famous Dilwara style.


In Summer : March to June 25 °C - 40 °C

In Monsoon : July to September 22 °C - 37 °C

In Winters : October to February 09 °C - 35 °C


By Air :Jodhpur airport is 300 Km away. Jodhpur is connected to all the major metros of India by government owned as well as private airlines.

By Road :Jaisalmer are the two major bus stands.Main bus stand opposite Railway station & Golden bus terminal near State Bank of Bikaner and Jaipur.

By Rail :Direct trains from Jaisalmer are available to Jodhpur as well as Delhi.