Jaisalmer Fort: Sonar Quila – Golden Desert City

Jaisalmer Fort – The Golden Fort Of Rajasthan

Jaisalmer fort is located in the Jaisalmer City of Rajasthan state, India. As one fort of the people of the old city a still resident of this fort, it is famed among very some living forts of the world. Rawal Jaisal, a Rajput king built this second elderly fort in Rajasthan State in the year 1156 AD. The city derives its name from Rawal Jaisal. It is also famed as Golden Fort because of its large yellowish sand-stoned walls. In India, we called the Golden city Jaisalmer.jaisalmer fort

The fort is enclosed by the sandy plains of the vast Thar Desert on the Trikuta Hill. It found its place in UNESCO World Heritage Site along with five other forts of Rajasthan. It happened at the 37th session of the World Heritage Committee in 2013 held in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, under “Hill Forts of Rajasthan” category.jaisalmer india

With Jaisal’s dissatisfaction with construction at Lodhruva, Jaisalmer was established as a new capital. The Jaisalmer Fort was under the control of many rulers like Rawal Jethsi, Alauddin Khalji, Rawal Lunakaran, Humayun, Maharawal Mulraj and Gaj Singh. After Independence Day and Partition of the Country, the primal route of trade is closed. This permanently removed Jaisalmer from the International Trade. In spite of being removed as an important trading city, Jaisalmer earns its Huge Revenues from its Tourism.

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Jaisalmer Timings and Entry Fees

  • Jaisalmer fort Entrance Fee: Rs 50 per person (Indian)
  • Rs. 250 per person (Foreigners)
  • Jaisalmer Fort Visiting Timings: 6 am to 5 pm daily
  • Duration of Visit: 2 to 3 hours
  • Best time to Visit: October to March

HOTELS in Jaisalmersuryagarh jaisalmer

Hotel Suryagarh is a luxury hotel in Jaisalmer providing a wide range of services in the stay and food.average price of the stay is Rs 8392. It is 7 km away from the village of Kuldhara, and 15 km away from the Bara Bagh temple. The hotel is Air Conditioned with outdoor and indoor pools and provides free Wifi with child-friendly room service.fort rajwada jaisalmer

Hotel Rajwada Fort is another luxury hotel available for royal stay in Jaisalmer, Rajasthan. It is much cheaper than hotel Suryagarh with the average price of Rs 3812. this hotel is 3.1 km away from the Folklore Museum and 3.9 km away from the GoldenFort.

Bookings for this hotels can make via online through many traveling websites available.

Nearby Sights to visit in Jaisalmer

Jaisalmer Government Museum

The Government Museum Jaisalmer located very near to Moomal Hotel on Police line road. To highlight the multi-faceted cultural heritage of the Thar Desert, they launched it. Government Museum opened to the public on 19 February 1984.

Jaisalmer government museum

Nathmal Ji ki Haveli

The great Nathmal Ji Ki Haveli situated in Jaisalmer. The Architecture of this Haveli is completely different from other structures. In the below image, you can find the Architecture of the Haveli.

Nathmal ji ki haveli

Salim Singh ki Haveli

In the year 1815, the Salim Singh ki Haveli built by Salim Singh. The Haveli is located in Jaisalmer Railway Station. Salim Singh Haveli is famous for its unique architecture.Salim Singh ki haveli

Patwon ki Haveli

In Jaisalmer, the Patwon ki Haveli is the Largest Havelis. The Haveli is famous for its attractive archways, gateways, carved balconies, and wall paintings.Patwon ki haveli

Whether in Jaisalmer

Jaisalmer experiences pleasant weather in the months of January, February, November, and December. The hot season is from March to September by recording 52 degrees C as a largest in mid-summer. Winters are also extreme with minus degrees sometimes. The warmest month is June and Coolest month is January.jaisalmer weather

Means of Transportation

From many states and cities having the transportation services to the Jaisalmer. Here, you can get the train routes, bus routes, and car routes. The Rajasthan Government organized the tourism services for the tourists. Through Rajasthan Tourism Development Corporation (RTDC), the tourists can get the packages and more details. Get the List of RTDC Hotels from the here.

Jaisalmer By train

The Delhi to Jaisalmer Express run daily from old Delhi to Jaisalmer. Corbett Park Link Express also run from Old Delhi. There is an Unreserved train and an express train run between Jaisalmer and Jodhpur.jodhpur to jaisalmer train

Jaisalmer By bus

Buses are run from Jodhpur and Bikaner Rajasthan State Road Transport Corporation (RSRTC) runs the bus to and from Jaipur daily. Get the schedule details of the buses and routes details from here.jaipur to jaisalmer

Jaisalmer By car

Many traveling agencies and private car drivers run cars to from Jaipur, and Delhi charging per kilometer. The approximate distance from major cities to Jaisalmer is as follows.jaisalmer to jodhpur

Jodhpur(300km), Bikaner (330km), Ajmer (440km), Jaipur (570km), Udaipur (575km), Agra and Delhi (800km), Mumbai (1140km)

Jaisalmer By cameljaisalmer

Jaisalmer is also famous for its Camel trips. There is the fourteen day trip from Bikaner to Jaisalmer on camels. Camel knows as “Desert Ship” or “ship of the desert”. People love to take the Camel Safari. In Rajasthan, the most popular place for the Camelsafari is Jaisalmer.


Jaisalmer Tourism Website: http://www.tourism.rajasthan.gov.in/jaisalmer.html

Jaisalmer Contact Number: 0141-5155100,5110593
Email Id: cot-dot@rajasthan.gov.in
Address Info:
Paryatan Bhawan, Khasa Kothi Hotel Campus,
M.I.Road., Jaipur

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