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Jaisalmer Fort, Rajasthan

25 Nov

Rajasthan is very famous for its beauty, sculpture, arts and crafts. It is most popular state all over the world where every tourist wants to visit once in their lifetime. There is a city known as Jaisalmer which is popular for its fort. Among several largest forts, Jaisalmer Fort is one of them and it is located in the Jaisalmer city that is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It was constructed in 1156 A.D by the ruler ‘Rao Jaisal’.

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View of Jaisalmer Fort (Image by Koshy Koshy on Flickr )

The fort stands in the mid of the great ‘Thar Desert’ which looks very beautiful. Many battles have been fought at the Jaisalmer fort. Its yellow color walls look as if a lion is standing during the day. When sun sets, it gives the fort golden color in the desert and that is why it is known as ‘Golden fort’. The local people of the city also called the fort ‘Sonar quila’ and it is located as the heart of the city.

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Main Gate of Jaisalmer Fort (Image by Grete Howard on Flickr)

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Canon of jaisalmer fort ( Image by Blake Kirkland on Flickr )

Features of the fort

The fort is very worth visiting and that is why it has many attractive features which are:
•    It is located in the mid of Jaisalmer and because of this reason it is referred as the heart of the city.
•    Its bazaars, architecture and miniatures are very attractive that pulls everyone towards it.
•    It is made up of sand stones that look very beautiful in the day as well as in night.
•    It is the second oldest fort of Rajasthan.
•  There are many numbers of historical monuments present in the fort which are main reason of the attraction of the fort.

Attractions of Jaisalmer fort

There are various types of attractions of the fort which is the cause of many tourists to come there. The names of such attractions are:-

•    Laxmi Nath temple

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Laxmi Nath temple

•    Jain temple

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Sculptures of Jain temple (Image by Biswarup Sarkar on Flickr)

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jain temple

Image by Andrea Longoni

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Image by dhReist on Flickr

•    4 massive gateways

•    Rajmahal

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Rajmahal palace (Image by Steve Browne $ John Verklir on Flickr)

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Rajmahal palace (Image by nationalx6453 on flickr)

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Silver throne (image by Simaon White on Flickr)

The above are some very beautiful places that attract everyone towards it. The person who visits the fort must surely visit these places. The beauty, art and craft of the places are very effective and attractive. The drainage system of fort is known as ‘Ghut Nali’ that allows the drainage of rain water very easily. The drainage system allows rainwater to flow in the four directions of the fort.
One can find many types of eating item over there which includes French, native cuisines and Italian. One great thing about the fort is that a famous film director ‘Satyajit Ray’ wrote the novel ‘Sonar Kella’. This novel is the detective novel which is based on this fort.

Danger to Fort

Where there is a beauty, there is a threat and just like that fort has also many threats. Inadequate civic amenities, water seepage and derelict houses are some major threats that are affecting the fort. Fort has been built over the very weal sedimentary rock which is also the danger to fort.
Forts have always been a good place to visit and enjoy. Plan a visit to Jaisalmer fort and enjoy the various good and artistic things there.

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30 responses to “Jaisalmer Fort, Rajasthan

  1. ladyfi

    November 25, 2013 at 4:40 pm

    Wow – this is just lovely!

     
  2. lisa at two bears farm

    November 26, 2013 at 11:18 am

    Seems like a gteat place to visit.

     
  3. Leovi

    November 26, 2013 at 12:30 pm

    These photos are wonderful, I love Jaisalmer! No doubt this city is a jewel of humanity!

     
  4. TexWisGirl

    November 26, 2013 at 5:43 pm

    the fort itself is impressive, then contains so much detail carvings, etc.

     
  5. Mo

    November 26, 2013 at 8:01 pm

    Very different from other places you have taken us. I would love to visit here

     
  6. Linda

    November 26, 2013 at 8:13 pm

    How beautiful!!!

     
  7. Pat

    November 26, 2013 at 8:51 pm

    What a beautiful place! Great series.

     
  8. eileen

    November 26, 2013 at 9:59 pm

    Amazing photos of the Fort and the Palace.- I love the distance shot and the beautiful carvings! Thanks for sharing, have a happy week!

     
  9. itsallaboutpurple

    November 26, 2013 at 10:25 pm

    what an amazing place, such beautiful architecture!!

    your images are spectacular!!

     
  10. bettyl

    November 26, 2013 at 11:53 pm

    I am always amazed at the wonderful architecture in your country. The details are so magnificent. Thanks so much for sharing a place I’ll probably never get to!

     
  11. Sallie (FullTime-Life)

    November 27, 2013 at 12:13 am

    So beautiful and ornate…. I would love to see it; I can only imagine how long it must have taken to construct this wonderfu place.

     
  12. pirater facebook

    November 27, 2013 at 1:05 am

    It’s going to be ending of mine day, however before finish I am reading this fantastic paragraph to increase my knowledge.

     
  13. Carver

    November 27, 2013 at 1:16 am

    Fascinating fort to explore.

     
  14. thesmittenimage

    November 27, 2013 at 2:09 am

    Absolutely stunning architecture everywhere you look. Amazing.

     
  15. Randy

    November 27, 2013 at 4:40 am

    Beautiful architecture.

     
  16. Swati Singh

    November 27, 2013 at 4:48 am

    Thank you friends! I glad you stopping here and leave your thoughts.. I lot appreciate, Hope keep visiting…

     
  17. Giga

    November 27, 2013 at 12:23 pm

    Cudowne miejsce. Podziwiam koronkowe ozdoby na budowlach oraz położenie tego wspaniałego historycznego miejsca. Pozdrawiam.
    A wonderful place. I admire the lace ornaments on the buildings and the location of this wonderful historic place. Yours.

     
  18. Laura Hegfield

    November 27, 2013 at 1:05 pm

    How beautiful, golden indeed!

     
  19. islandrambles

    November 27, 2013 at 6:02 pm

    thanks so much for your comments on my blog…I love your blog and will return here for more
    wonderful photos.

     
  20. Yogi

    November 28, 2013 at 1:50 pm

    Very interesting place. Thanks for sharing.

     
  21. thomas

    November 29, 2013 at 3:52 pm

    This is a fort with a very spectacular wall.

     
  22. Betsyfromtennessee

    November 29, 2013 at 9:55 pm

    Wow—that is the prettiest, fanciest, most beautiful FORT I have ever seen. We have many forts in our country–but none as gorgeous… Wow—I’m impressed.
    Hugs,
    Betsy

     
  23. ventisqueras

    November 30, 2013 at 5:46 am

    così incredibilmente bello da togliere il respiro!

    so incredibly nice to take your breath away!

     
  24. hacker facebook

    December 1, 2013 at 10:23 am

    What’s up, everything is going perfectly here and ofcourse every one is
    sharing facts, that’s genuinely excellent, keep up writing.

     
  25. Spiderdama

    December 3, 2013 at 7:41 pm

    WOW! So very much beauty and great details!!
    Thanks for your visit on my blog:-)

     
  26. Lisa @ Two Bears Farm

    December 28, 2013 at 1:16 pm

    It looks so beautiful there! What a neat place.

     
  27. Luxury Jaisalmer Desert Camp

    November 13, 2014 at 6:26 pm

    Hey Nice collection of info as well as pics……………. Thanks for writing this .

     

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