Jaisalmer FortCurrently Closed
- Address: Fort Rd, Amar Sagar Pol, Jaisalmer, Rajasthan 345001, India
- Timings: 09:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
- Phone: 91-2992252406
- Ticket Price: 250 INR
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: View Point, Historical Site, Family And Kids, Architecture , Fort
Jaisalmer Fort - Review
The Jaisalmer fort was the former Maharaja’s Palace and till today maintains its royal ambience and architecture. The Whole palace is carved out in Sandstone and even though much of the palace is going through restoration work, you can still see the bedroom, the silver coronation throne, the royal bed, local stamps and banknotes, sculptures and weapons kept in the museum. Don’t forget to see the city from the gorgeous Balconies that adorn the fort.
The place arranges audio-tours that is a highlight and gives you a peak into the royal life of Jaisalmer while its sheer history and intricate design mesmerises anyone who visits.
Jaisalmer Fort Information
- ID, credit card or deposit is needed to use the audio tour.
Jaisalmer Fort Ticket Prices
- Entrance feeof Rs. 50/- per person (camera fee Rs.50/- & video camera Rs.100/-) is charged for privately owned Palace museum.
- No entry Fee to the Fort.
Jaisalmer Fort Hours
- Free entry.
How To reach Jaisalmer Fort by Public Transport
- Bus: Main Bus stop at Jai Narayan Vyas Colony
- By renting a Bike/Car
- By taking a Tuk Tuk
- On foot
Restaurants Near Jaisalmer Fort
- Jaisal Italy
- Lake View Restaurant
- RistoranteItaliano Om
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Things to Know Before Visiting Jaisalmer Fort
95% of people who visit Jaisalmer include Jaisalmer Fort in their plan
1 PM - 2 PM
48.94% of people start their Jaisalmer Fort visit around 1 PM - 2 PM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Jaisalmer Fort
64.44% of people prefer walking in order to reach Jaisalmer Fort
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Jaisalmer Fort, Jaisalmer Reviews
Jaisalmer fort is built of yellow stones which is predominantly available stone in the region. The stone carvings are very beautiful and intricate which is almost everywhere. Beware of local people posing as guides. Its the only Living fort. Where people actually stay in the fort. were appropriate clothing as the place is very hot for most of the year.
This beautiful fort built with yellow sand stone, stands tall overlooking the new town and is visible from quite far. It's a living fort as a lot of people were giving land and buildings to stay within the fort's ramparts. It give this one a unique charm compared to the other forts in Rajasthan. The main fort museum is comparatively small but the fun lies in exploring the small lanes and interacting with the locals and shopkeepers. There are good guest houses within the fort where you can stay. On a clear evening, during sun set the fort changes colour and shimmer like gold. So stay around sunset and take in the view from a nearby rooftop restaurant.
Best time to visit is winter season. Now flights from Jaipur, Delhi are available. Jaisalmer Fort is situated in the city of Jaisalmer, in the Indian state of Rajasthan. It is believed to be one of the very few (perhaps the only) “living forts” in the world, as nearly one fourth of the old city's population still resides within the fort. For the better part of its 800-year history, the fort was the city of Jaisalmer. The first settlements outside the fort walls, to accommodate the growing population of Jaisalmer, are said to have come up in the 17th century.
Sonar Fort, or the golden fort of Jaisalmer !! Had a chance to visit the marvel creation a few days back and it was amazing as well as huge. The fort shines and the breathtaking views it offers will take you by surprise. One thing which is unique as well that whole city is based inside the forts's wall itself and thousands of people living inside. A must visit indeed !
The golden fort of Jaisalmer is one of the oldest forts in Rajasthan and possibly the best maintained. It is definitely the only fort with people still residing within its walls! The entire city of Jaisalmer is build around this fort! . You can easily spent a day exploring this marvel.