Jaisalmer Fort

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    Location: near Gopa CHOCK, Khejer Para, Manak Chowk, Amar Sagar Pol, Jaisalmer, Rajasthan 345001, India

    Estimated Visiting Time: 2 to 3 hours (approximately)

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    The magnificent Jaisalmer fort is situated in the city of Jaisalmer, under the state of Rajasthan, in India. It is popularly known as “Sonar Quila” or “Golden Fort”. This fort is one of the largest forts in the city. It is a main tourist attraction in the city. People from all over the world come to visit this place. It is a historical landmark in Jaisalmer. Your tour to Jaisalmer will be incomplete if you are not visiting Jaisalmer fort.

    The great Jaisalmer Fort is the epitome of strength and symbolizes the power of the Rajput rulers. The construction of this marvelous palace was started by the mighty Rawal Jaisal in the 12th century. The fort has been the center of many important changes and has witnessed the siege of the Muslim rulers. 

    During the period of British rule in India, the eminence of this place was temporarily diminished. It is called the Golden of or Sonar Quila because of the golden aura of the palace during the time of sunset every day. If you have not visited this palace yet, you must visit it.


    Situated in the heart of the city of Jaisalmer, the Jaisalmer fort is such a beauty and treat to the eyes. It is a clean and well-maintained fort. The golden color of this fort makes it different and more attractive to visitors. It is a historical place that can take you to its time while visiting this fort. It looks majestic at the time of sunset. You can feel the charm and the traditional vibe of Rajasthan at this palace. Jaisalmer fort has been recognized as a world heritage site by UNESCO. The surroundings of this palace are also amazing. Moreover, you can click on some nice pictures here. The golden color of the palace gives a wonderful background for photos. If you are a travel lover and love to visit historical places, Jaisalmer Fort is a must-visit place for you.


    Jaisalmer's Daylight Festival.Jaisalmer Fort panorama at sunset, Rajasthan.

    The magnificent building was built in 1156. The founder of Jaisalmer city was Rawal Jaiswal and this fort was also built during his reign. The fort is about 2t0 feet tall and protected by 30 feet long walls. It has 99 bastions, and 92 of them were built between 1633 and 1647. It is a perfect blend of Islamic and Rajput architecture

    Inside/Outside Views

    Fort Jaisalmer Rajasthan entrance gateway in Rajasthan. India.

    Jaisalmer fort is one of the largest forts in the state of Rajasthan. It is about 1,500 ft long and 750 ft wide and is built on a hill that is above a height of 250 ft. It is an amalgamation of the local and Mughal styles of architecture. The base of this fort has a 15 ft tall wall forming the outermost ring of the fort. The fort’s towers form a defensive inner-wall perimeter which is about 2.5 km long. The fort has four entrances and some temples inside it.

    Opening Hours

    1. Saturday 6 AM – 5 PM
    2. Sunday 6 AM – 5 PM
    3. Monday 6 AM – 5 PM
    4. Tuesday 6 AM – 5 PM
    5. Wednesday 6 AM – 5 PM
    6. Thursday 6 AM – 5 PM
    7. Friday 6 AM – 5 PM

    Entry & Others Fees

    • For Indian INR. 50 (per person)
    • For Foreigner NIR 250 (per person)

    How to Reach

    By air: The nearest airport to Jaisalmer fort is the Jaisalmer airport. It is located at a distance of 14.2 km. This airport is well connected with the other major cities of India. Local transport can be easily found at the airport. By hiring them one can easily reach the fort.

    By train: The city of Jaisalmer can be easily reached by train. The nearest railway station to Jaisalmer fort is the Jaisalmer railway station. It is situated at a distance of 2.3 km away from the fort. This railway station is also well connected with other major cities of the country. 

    By Road: You can find local transport at the airport that can take you to the lake.

    Tips for Travellers

    • Wear cotton clothes or comfortable clothes and proper footwear to have a comfortable trip.
    • Carry a water bottle with you cause there is no drinking water available in this place
    • You may carry sunglass and sunscreen with you to avoid sunburn
    • Carry your camera with you.


    Que-01: Is this place safe to visit?

    Ans: Yes, it is a safe place for tourists. You can go there without any doubt. Different kinds of people come to visit this place. So you need to be careful. If you face any kind of problem here you can contact the police. For your convenience, here is the local police station location-

    Location: Gadisar Rd, Dhibba Para, Manak Chowk, Amar Sagar Pol, Jaisalmer, Rajasthan 345001, India

    Google map: https://g.co/kgs/ZULE91

    Que-02: Is photography allowed in this place?

    Ans: Yes, photography is allowed in this majestic fort. This place is a paradise for photography. You can click on some amazing photos. Photo enthusiasts will love this place. You can carry your camera with you. But for that, you need to pay some fee.

    • Fee for the still camera: is INR 50 and
    • Fee for the video camera: is INR 100

    Que-03: Is there any parking area in Jaisalmer fort?

    Ans: Yes, there is a parking area in Jaisalmer fort. Where visitors can park their vehicles, no extra charge is needed for that.

    Que-04:L Is a guide available in Jaisalmer fort?

    Ans: Guides are available in the fort. You need to pay RS. 400 to hire a guide. You can find both Hindi and English-speaking guides here.

    Que-05: When is the best time to visit Jaisalmer fort?

    Ans: The perfect time to visit this excellent fort is from October to March. During this time of the year, the weather of the city remains pleasant and travel-friendly. You will be able to avoid the scorching heat of the city and enjoy your trip. Though you can visit this place any time of the year.

    Places to visit near Jaisalmer fort:

    • Gadisar Lake
    • Kothari’s Patwa Haveli (Patwon ki Haveli/Patwa Haveli)
    • Nathmal Ki Haveli
    • The Thar Heritage Museum
    • Salam Singh Ki Haweli (Moti Mahal)
    • Vyas Chhatri

    We wish you all the best for your journey. Happy Travel!!!

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