Sonargarh Fort



Built In:

Year 1156


Historical Monument.

Major Attraction:

Forts and Towers.

Best Time to Visit:

August to April.

Must See:

Jaisalmer is well known for its big fort and a perfect place for camel safari.Evenings at sand dunes are memorable.

Major Attraction:

Sam Sand Dunes and Desert Safari.

Jaisalmer is a bright spot in the tourism map of Rajasthan. The historical importance of the city attracts a large number of tourists from far off corners of the world. The best part about Jaisalmer is that it has a number of tourist spots which reflect the rich history of the place. The forts and towers in Jaisalmer are one of the popular spots to explore this rich history of the place. Among the large number of forts and palaces, the Jaisalmer Fort is one of the most popular places in Jaisalmer that has a lot historical value. Boasting a splendid architecture, it is a must visit during a visit to Jaisalmer.

Features of Jaisalmer Fort


The Jaisalmer Fort was constructed by Rawal Jaiswal in 1156 A.D. It is the second oldest fort in Rajasthan. The fort made of yellow sandstone stands in the midst of gold sand dunes. As a result, during the daytime it looks like dazzling gold. This feature of the fort has actually earned it a name of Golden Fort. The fort is located on an 80 meter tall sandstone hillock. The fort is as a high as two hundred and fifty feet. It is also fortified by 99 daunting castled sandstone bastions. The fort also has wells inside its premises. These wells have been serving the purpose of water source since then.

Attractions of Jaisalmer Fort

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Jaisalmer is a thoroughly enjoyable attraction for the tourists. The fort houses plenty of attractions. It has the palaces of the Bhatti Maharawals. This lies exactly in front of Chauhata Square. The various architectural features of the fort are also a great attraction for the tourists. The walls of the fort have unique gadget hoisted. The fort was used to predict the weather. During the month of April, a placard was positioned at the center. The wafting of the placard was studied to predict the weather of the region.



There are also a number of nearby attractions. There is a five storeyed pagoda shaped metal tower very near to the Jaisalmer Fort. This pagoda is decorated with a lovely architecture and also has Bengali roofs.
There are a number of tour operators which offer tours to Jaisalmer fort in Jaisalmer. These tours are embedded with a lot of excitement and are an integral part of the Jaisalmer tours. Try to choose the tour from a tour operator which has the required level of experience and expertise to deliver a comfortable tour.

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