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Jaisalmer Fort, Jaisalmer

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Visit the World Heritage Site of Jaisalmer Fort, a vast, sandstone complex that reveals a bustling town within its walls. Built in 1156, the “golden fort,” as the massive fortress is known, acted as a sort of camouflage for the city, blending in with the sweeping sands of the Thar Desert. Take a guided tour to learn about the history of the fort, or take your time and explore the narrow lanes, lined with craft shops, temples, and eateries. Perched on top of a 76 m (250 ft) tall hill, the fortress dominates the surrounding parts of the city and offers panoramic vistas. Plan to visit Jaisalmer Fort during your Jaisalmer vacation using our convenient Jaisalmer itinerary website.
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  • Golden Fort, it is unique with people living inisde it. Jain temples have amazing carving in stone and worth a visit when you are in Jaisalmer, needs enough energy to walk around with stairs to... 
    Golden Fort, it is unique with people living inisde it. Jain temples have amazing carving in stone and worth a visit when you are in Jaisalmer, needs enough energy to walk around with stairs to...  more »
  • This is a fort where normal people stay inside the fort this is a unique thing and the fort is beautiful do take a guide so that they can tell you every details of the fort. At night be sure to go to....  more
    This is a fort where normal people stay inside the fort this is a unique thing and the fort is beautiful do take a guide so that they can tell you every details of the fort. At night be sure to go to....  more »
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  • This is huge. You need whole day and a guide to explore it fully, probably more. Since the fort is inhabited by local people, you need to know what places of fort are interesting enough to explore. So, a guide is must. We had only couple of hours, visited few locations from where view of the city is amazing, a Jain temple and a museum. All were good.
  • It's a beautiful village inside the fort. As per the local guides there are around 3000 people who are permanent residents of the fort. Has some good small palaces, Jain temples and a great view point. Good place to spend 2-3 hours just roaming around and exploring on your own. Get a guide if you want to just visit the important places and not the entire village. Good parking available and it's in the middle of the beautiful town of Jaisalmer.

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