Jalore Fort

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  • Address: Jalore, Rajasthan 343001, India
  • Timings: 24-hrs Details
  • Tags: Family And Kids, Fort

Considered to be one of the most impregnable forts in India, the Jalore Fort in Rajasthan is one of the primary attractions in Jalore. This impressive structure has been known throughout the history as ‘Sonagir’ or the ‘Golden Mount’. Perched atop a rocky outcrop, the fort is protected by bastions and a thick wall. The cannon mounted on the top of the fort is indeed an imposing sight. Inside the fort, visitors will find numerous Hindu and Jain temples as well as mosques. Climbing to the top of the fort with the help of steep steps can be a daunting task for some but trust us, the views from the peak are totally worth the climb!

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  • Jalore Fort Address: Jalore, Rajasthan 343001, India
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  • It is one of the most famous and impressive fortsin the state and has been known through history as the Sonagir or the 'golden mount'. Jalore Fort is regarded as one of the most impregnable forts of the country. ... I love this place and I am happy that this is my birth place

  • Beautiful place. Nice old mehal. At the Dhruv gate drinking water facility available. Four gate. Suraj Dhruv Chand Sire

  • I love this place

  • Track palce lots of stair but amazing palce, fresh air and beautiful view

  • Jalore Fort is the main attraction of Jalore, a town in the Indian state of Rajasthan, one of the nine castles of the Maru, under the Paramaras in the 10th century. It is one of the most famous and impressive forts in the state and has been known through history as the Sonagir or the ‘golden mount’. The precise year of its construction is not known. However, it is believed to be have been built between the 8th and the 10th centuries. Jalore was ruled by a Paramara branch in the 10th century. Kirtipala, the youngest son of Alhana, ruler of Nadol, established the Jalore line of Chauhans. He captured it from the Paramaras in 1181 and took the clan name Songara after the place. His son, Samarasimha, succeeded him in 1182. After him, Udayasimha became the ruler. The rule of Udayasimha was a golden period in the history of Jalore. He was a powerful and able ruler. He ruled over a large area. He captured back Nadol and Mandore from the Muslims. In 1228 Iltutmish circled Jalore however Udayasimha offered stiff resistance. He was succeeded by Chachigadeva and Samantasimha respectively. After Samantasimha his son Kanhadadeva became ruler of Jalore. During the reign of Kanhadadeva, Jalore was conquered in 1311 by Ala ud din Khilji, Sultan of Delhi.

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