Jaisalmer Fort

Fort of Jaisalmer

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Jaisalmer Fort is a monument worth visiting and worth retaining in your conscious mind. Like various other cities of Rajasthan, in Jaisalmer too you will find different facets of its own glorious heritage. Though you can find historical monuments scattered all over the city, the Jaisalmer Fort will immediately command your attention. Made of sand stones and locally known as Sonar Quila, the Jaisalmer Fort is a dominating structure amidst sands.

The city is said to be founded by one Raja Rawal Jaisal, a Bhatti Rajput ruler, in approximately 1156 A D. Legends go by that he did it on the behest of a local hermit named Eesaal. The raja choose Trikuta hill as the new site for his fort as his earlier adobe at Luderwa(16 k.m from present Jaisalmer) was too vulnerable to his comfort. But it should always be kept in mind that these legends are most of the time product of conscious minds that are very vulnerable to the oriental exaggeration.

Jaisalmer fort is the second oldest in Rajasthan. Two hundred and fifty feet tall and reinforced by imposing crenellated sandstone wall 30 feet high; it has 99 bastions, 92 of which were built between 1633 and 1647. Wells within the fort still provide a regular source of water. Even today, you will find that nearly one fourth of the old city's population resides within the fort. If you are a student of cross-cultural merging, the subtle fusion of Rajput and Islamic architectural styles, visible in this fort, will catch your fancy. Ganesh Pol, Akshya Pol, Suraj Pol and Hawa Pol are a must see.

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Padharo Jaisalmer For 2 Nights & 3 Days

We will be received at Railway Station and transferred to Hotel. In evening we visit Gadisar Lake & Vyas Chhatri. Overnight at Hotel.

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Golden Triangle Tour Package For 3 Nights & 4 Days

We will be received at Railway Station / Airport and transferred to visit Mehrangarh Fort , Umaid Bhawan, Jaswant Thada. Overnight at Hotel.

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1 Nights Stay Desert Camp

We will be received at Railway Station . visit Gadisar Lake & Vyas Chhatri. visit Jaisalmer Fort, Jain Temple & Patwa Haveli.

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Evening Camel Safari Packages

In this package we offer an evening (04:00 pm to 11:00 pm) entertainment in the Thar Desert of Jaisalmer

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