Jaisalmer fort gives you a magnificent view of Jaisalmer city. Further read to know more about the Jaisalmer fort in Jaisalmer, Rajasthan.
Jaisalmer Fort Jaisalmer
Crowning Trikuta Hills, the majestic fort of Jaisalmer is more than 800 years old. Made of golden yellow sandstone, the fort stands in the heart of the Thar desert, and has witnessed better times of wealth and prosperity when it was an important trade centre and fell on the ancient silk routes. The valiant rulers, and intricately carved stonework in its palaces and havelis marked the old city of Jaisalmer. The fort, amongst the amber hued sands of the city, is surrounded by the fortification walls and 99 turrets. Overlooking the city from 30 meters above, it houses an an entire living area and narrow winding lakes that twist like snake and are a pleasure to walk through. The four entrances of the fort, Ganesh Pol, Suraj Pol, Bhoot Pol and Hawa Pol, lead you to havelis with the most delicate, latticed windows and a group of Jain temples that date back from 12th century to the 15th century. There are five interconnected palaces in this sandcastle. Jaisalmer Fort has the distinction of being the second oldest fort in Rajasthan and being the oldest living fort in India.