jaisalmer-fort

Jaisalmer Fort, Second Oldest Large Fort.

Jaisalmer Fort is a most popular tourist place in Jaisalmer India. Jaisalmer fort is a large fort of the Rajasthan India. it is also known as the Sonar Quila or Golden Fort. It is very attractive palace, that located in city of Jaisalmer Rajasthan state. Fort was construct in 1156 Jaisalmer of Rajasthan, it is the second oldest of fort of Rajasthan. The first oldest fort of Chittorgarh of Rajasthan. Jaisalmer fort construct was by Raja Rawal Jaisal.

Jain_temple_inside_Jaisalmer_fort

Jain_temple_inside_Jaisalmer_fort

The fort stands amidst the sandy expanse of the great Thar Desert, on Trikuta Hill, and has been the scene of many battles.

Ala-ud-din Khilji attacked at Jaisalmer in 13th century and captured the fort and managed to hold it for 9 years. During the siege of the fort the Rajput women committed Jauhar. The second battle at the fort happened in 1541, when Mughal emperor Humayun attacked the fort city.

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After independence and the Partition of India, the ancient trade route was totally closed, thus sealing the fate of the city. Nonetheless, the continued strategic importance of Jaisalmer was demonstrated during the 1965 and 1971 wars between India and Pakistan.

Although at one point the entire population of Jaisalmer lived within the fort, it today has a resident population of about 4,000 people who are largely from the Brahmin and Daroga communities. They are mostly descendants of the workforce of the Bhati rulers of Jaisalmer which was permitted to reside within the fort’s premises. With an increase in population, people gradually relocated to the foot of the Trikuta Hill and the town of Jaisalmer spread out from the fort. The fort contains 3 layers of walls. The outer or the lower layer is made out of solid stone blocks and it reinforces the loose rubble of Trikuta Hill. The second, or middle, wall snakes around the fort.

Jaisalmer fort route map

Jaisalmer fort route map

Distances of important cities from Jaisalmer :

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Cities

Distances

1.

New Delhi

864 km.

2.

Jaipur

558 km.

3.

Mumbai

1177 km.

4.

Ahmedabad

626 km.

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