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Jaisalmer Fort

This is an 800 year old fort and is also known as the “Golden Fort” of Rajasthan. This is one of the most magnificent fortifications of the state and is the second oldest also after the Chittorgarh Palace. The title given to this fairytale fort complex is because of its light color which almost merges with the color of the desert sand like a mirage coming out of it. Jaisalmer City is located in the interiors of the Thar Desert and the King Jaisal planned to make this place his capital. The intricate designs on the sandstone base of the fort buildings make them look even more heavenly. It is also the only living fort of the country. This means almost half of the whole city resides inside the fort complex even today. This includes rich merchants, artisans and other common people as well. Earlier, the whole population of the kingdom lived inside but a part had to move out given the constraint of increasing population. From earlier times onwards, Jaisalmer has been a very important trade connection especially with the Muslim kingdom. Till today you will find a number of Muslim merchants dwelling here. An interesting legend about the history of this fort complex says that Lord Krishna, the leader of the Yadav clan once dreamt of setting up his kingdom in this area and his wish was fulfilled by King Jaisal, who also belonged to the Yadav clan. The fort crowning the Trikut Hills looks no less than a dreamland. You can come here in the month of February and enjoy the famous Annual Camel Fair and other festivals too.
Shivani Rawat
जैसा की मैंने बताया सुबह उठकर हमने सबसे पहले रेगिस्तान में जीप सफारी के मज़े लिए। फिर वक़्त आगया था शहर की तरफ चलने का। सबसे पहले तो हम पहुंचे जैसलमेर किले पर। सुबह पीला तो शाम तो सुनेहरा लगने लगता है। क्या आर्किटेक्चर है किले का, मंत्रमुग्ध थे सब लोग। वहाँ पहुँचकर हमने एक गाइड ले लिए जिसने हमें जमकर कहानियां सुनाई और किले के बारे में बताया, मैं यह नहीं कह रही कि सार कहानियां सच होंगी पर सुनने में काफी मज़ा आता है। मैं आपको भी राय दूंगी कि वहाँ जाकर गाइड ज़रूर लें। इतना बड़ा किला था कि अंदर गाओं का गाओं बसा हुआ था। राजस्थान की परंपरागत पोशाक भी यहां आसानी से मिल जाएँगी। 
Harsh Sharma
The golden city was a little more colorful than usual as Holi had just gone by.
Shubhangi Chauhan
1. Jaisalmer Fort : Timings : 9 am to 5 PmEntry fee : Rs. 50/- (Additional Rs. 100/- for camera)Time duration for visit : 1.5 to 2 hrs.
Tanmay Gautam
Counted amongst the largest forts in the world, Jaisalmer fort is the most popular landmark of Jaisalmer city. Unlike other forts of Rajasthan, Jaisalmer fort houses museum, shops, restaurants, residential accommodations, hotels, etc.
Yasmin Mirza
Jaisalmer Fort :Jaisalmer fort is one of the beautiful architecture you have ever seen. This is called "The Sonar Quila" or "Golden Fort" in the Desert City. This is listed in UNESCO world heritage. Calling it Golden Fort is due to its yellow colour. There is large market inside the fort. You can do some shopping in Rajasthani style.