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Category: Forts, Local time: 01:10:20, Address: Fort Road, Manak Chowk, Amar Sagar Pol, Jaisalmer, Rajasthan, India, Tel.: +91 141372200

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GPS: 26.9128, 70.9127
Altitude: 276 m
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Last update: Nov 10, 2012 3:32:29 PM

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 Aura: 80Reviews: 5Aug 24, 2011 10:02:23 AM
Jaisalmer Fort is among the largest forts in the world and also the second oldest of Rajasthan’s main forts after Chittorgarh. It has also known as Sonar Quila or the Golden fort. It is situated in Jaisalmer city in the state of Rajasthan, India. Jaisalmer Fort was constructed in 1156 AD by Rawal Jaisal, a Bhati Rajput ruler. So that's the derivation of the fort's name. During the medieval times, the city played an important role in the trade with Persia, Arabia, Egypt and Africa. Jaisalmer Fort is two hundred and fifty feet tall and reinforced by an imposing crenellated sandstone wall which is 30 feet high. The fort contains 3 layers of walls and about a quarter of the city's 40,000 inhabitants reside within its walls. Jaisalmer Fort has 99 bastion, out of which 92 bastions were built between 1633 and 1647. The bastions envelops an entire township that comprise of palace complex, the havelis of rich merchants, several temples and the residential complexes of the armies and merchants. Here is the world's only living fort and about a quarter of city's population live in the fort.

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