Sonar fort or killa

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Jaisalmer, India

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Jaisalmer Fort Feb 02, 2016
Jaisalmer Fort or Sonar Quila is one of the largest fortification in the World therefore it is a must see when doing the Rajasthan route. It is also part of the World Heritage site.

Jaisalmer Fort stood high and tall in the golden city of Jaisalmer. The city of Jaisalmer was founded by the Rajput ruler Jaisal in 1146. Jaisalmer Fort was built between 1633 to 1647 by the therefore making it the second oldest fort in Rajasthan. The architecture of the fort is mainly that of Rajput and Islamic style.

What is unique about this fort is that, it is a living fort meaning there are people actually living in the fort. Normal local people community of about 3000 which is essentially a quarter of the whole city of Jaisalmer and not the Royal family. There are wells within the fort providing water to the local community.

There are also many small shops within the fort selling souvenirs, shoes, local artworks and restaurants. Be watchful of your step though when walking through the many small alleys within these fort as since people are living here you can expect to see a lot of rubbish, cow dung, dog poo, camel poo, all kinds of poo!

Come early as it can get crowded!
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Amazing fort May 03, 2013
Jaisalmer Fort is one of the biggest forts in the India which was built in 1156 AD by the Bhati Rajput ruler Rao Jaisal. The fort stands proudly, on Trikuta Hill. It is built with local yellow sandstone for this reason, it is also known as the "Golden Fort".This fort, popularly known as the 'Sonar quila'

The main attractions inside the fort are Royal palace,Jain temple and Vyasji ki haveli .The museum inside royal palace has less display but you can enjoy a great view from the roop top.The jain temple is worth to visit but expensive.This is the only fort where people still lives.There are many guesthouses inside the fort walls where you can stay .There are lot of touristic shops selling souveniors and local crafts at the entrance and inside the fort .Few restaurents and cafes .

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