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Jaisalmer Forts

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Jaislamer Forts Tour in Rajasthan

LocationJaisalmer, Rajasthan
Built By: Rawal Jaisal
Attractions :Raj Mahal, Jain templs, Halls like Diwan-e-aam, Diwan-e-khaas
Best Time to Visit: October to March
Timings: 08:00 A.M. - 06:00 P.M. (April - October), 09:00 A.M. - 06:00 P.M.(November to March)
Entry Fee: Adult: For Indians Rs. 20, For Foreigners Rs. 70
How to Reach Amber Fort: The fort is easily approachable by hiring local buses, tongas, auto-rickshaws and taxis.

Introduction
Cradled by the Trikuta hills, the fort of Jaisalmer enjoys the status of being the one of the largest of desert forts of the world. As a contrast to the quiet Thar desert, the fort is much impressive and fondly referred to as Sonar quila. On your trip to Jaisalmer, the fort is a must visit. Built by a Rajput ruler Jaisla in 1156, the mammoth fort was reinforced by the subsequent rulers. After the 12th century, the capital of Mewar was shifted to Jaisalmer. It was the most secured and formidable fort that was ever conquered. Visit the fort during night when the moon flirts with the stars and the fort bears testimony to this love affair, when the winds whisper their tale of love in the ears of the fort and the fort blushes.

Architecture of Jaisalmer Fort :
Particularly attractive is the architecture of the fort which is a dreamlike sync of Rajput and Mughal architectural styles. The lower three blocks of the fort are constructed of solid stone blocks. Above the structure is the key feature of Jaisalmer the cenotaphs, the chattris. There is a series of stupendous gates which lead to a enormous courtyard. The aura of past years is resonant in the walls of the fort where still a large number of population lives in the ramparts. The fort walls offer exotic view of desert and city areas. This legendary fort is a specimen of medieval culture and the status enjoyed by the royal monarchs.

Attractions of Jaisalmer Fort :
Raj Mahal: It is towering over the main courtyard of the fort and was the palace of former maharaja. A part of the fort is open for public and the visitors here can discover the spy technique of that time. There is a pavilion styled balcony in the palace which was used as alarming place by the soldiers.

Jain Temples: The fort walls have been a haven for seven Jain Temples since ages. These Jain temples are beautified with stone carvings. These lovely temples of 12th - 15th century were dedicated to Rikhabdeva and Shambhunath. Connected with corridors these temples are a must see.

Halls: Worth seeing are the two halls of the palace Diwan -e- aam and Diwan -e-khaas. These halls render exclusive view of the fort and the city. An array of white and blue tiles is worth seeing here.

Sightseeing Around Jaisalmer Fort :
Havelis: Jaislamer Forts Tour Rajasthan, The beauty of Havelis simply marvelous. These mansions were built by rich traders. The incredible fine sculptures in sandstone dating back to 19th century are totally excellent. The awesome decorations of havelis are the main attractions of these. The legacy of these havelis surpassed the test of time.

Thar Desert:
The mesmerizing quiet Thar Desert is close to the fort. People visiting th effort make it a point to not to pretermit the exciting Camel Safaris in the Thar. The Sam Sand Dunes are worth seeing.


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