"Jaisalmer Fort-visit this Ancient Wonder" Jaisalmer Things to Do Tip by lynnehamman

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  Outside view of the Fort
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  • Outside view of the Fort - Jaisalmer
      Outside view of the Fort
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  • Restuarants on Roof-Fort Jaisalmer - Jaisalmer
      Restuarants on Roof-Fort Jaisalmer
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Built in 1156 by the Rajput ruler Jaisala (after which the city is named) , the fort has 99 bastions and stands on the 80m high hill of Trikuta.The last siege at this fort was in 1541, when Humayun took control of it. Being on the trade route, it was of strategic importance.
Its narrow lanes and alleys have many small shops, stalls and bazaars in them.
Along with the beautiful old havelis, there are also magnificent 12th century onwards Jain temples , a Hindu temple and many restuarants and hotels.
Most of the restuarants have fine views over the city, and are heavily frequented by locals and tourists. A perfect place to have a drink or a meal, and watch the sun set.
This fort is the second largest fort in Rajasthan after Chittorgarh, and the only living fort in the world. Sadly- its infrastructure is in peril

Directions: Head north from Gandhi Chowk- a 5 minute walk and impossible to miss

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  • Updated Sep 12, 2009
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