Jaisalmer Fort

The Jaisalmer fort is very large and beautiful fort situated in the city Jaisalmer. It was built by Bhati Rajput in the year 1156 A.D who was the ruler of Rao Jasial. It is located on the highest point of the Trikuta hill. This fort is built by large yellow sandstones.
The Jaisalmer fort is also known as the Golden Fort or Sona Quila. Jaisalmer foet is Second oldest fort after Chittorgarh fort in Rajasthan.The major attractions in this fort include The Raj Mahal, Jain Temples, Lakshminath Temple and the 4 massive gateways.The entire population of the city lived inside the fort. The fort represents various merchant haveli’s which was built by the wealthy merchants of Rajasthan. The haveli’s contains many floors and countless rooms, with decorated windows which are known as jharokhas, doors and balconies.

Most of the Haveli’s have been turned into museums. The fort also has an effective drainage system that allows easy drainage of rainwater from the fort in all four directions. The fort is considered to be the most breath taking monuments in human history. The Jaisalmer fort has a beautiful architectural design. The best time to visit Jaisalmer fort is in the month of October to March.


Tourists can travel by air as the nearest airport is Jaisalmer airport which is located at the distances of 5km from the city centre. Another major airport is Jodhpur Airport which is 285 km from Jaisalmer. It is well connected with Delhi, Jodhpur and Jaipur.

The nearest railway station is Jaisalmer station which is connected to Jodhpur and Delhi.

The private buses and Government buses are easily available to travel the city Jaisalmer.

From Jaisalmer you can hire rickshaw to travel Jaisalmer fort or you can also go by walking from city Jaisalmer.