Jaisalmer Fort


Nestled amid the golden sands of Thar Desert, Jaisalmer Fort is one of the most renowned forts in the world exhibiting brilliant craftsmanship and aesthetic beauty steeped with rich past and heritage. Built in 1156 by Raja Jaiswal, the fort is 250 foot tall which is protected by 30 feet long walls and constitutes 99 bastions. Perched atop Tirkuta hills, the fort houses prominent structures like the Raj Mahal, which had been the royal palace of the fort, aesthetic Jain temples, Laxminath temple and four massive gateways. Apart from these, Jaisalmer fort is also famed for its carved yellow sandstone merchant havelis which are still in possession of the original builders. A UNESCO World Heritage site merging brilliantly with the golden hues of the desert, Jaisalmer Fort boasts of various attractions that reflect the majestic life of which the fort was once a part of.