Jaisalmer Fort is one of the largest forts in the world located in Jaisalmer city in Rajasthan, India. It was built in 1156 AD by the Bhati Rajput ruler Rao Jaisal, from where it originates its name. The fort is 1,500 ft long and 750 ft wide and is built on a hill that raises above a height of 250 ft above the surrounding country side. It stands amidst the sandy expanse of the great Thar Desert, on Trikuta Hill, and has been the scene of many battles. Jaisalmer’s unique fort is a living urban centre, with about 3000 people residing within its walls. It’s honeycombed with narrow, winding lanes, lined with houses and temples – along with a large number of handicraft shops, guesthouses and restaurants. Jaisalmer Fort is the most prominent tourist attractions of and is one of the most magnificent monuments in the city of Jaisalmer. Now it is a World Heritage Site.
Jaisalmer Fort Rajasthan India