Jaisalmer Fort, Rajasthan, India

Jaisalmer fort is a World Heritage Site situated in Jaisalmer (also known as "Golden City), Rajasthan, India. The name comes from a Rajput Ruler, Rawal Jaisal, who built the fort in 1156 AD.

The fort stands on a hill - Trikuta Hill. The beauty of the fort comes from yellow sandstones that radiate different shades of yellow like lion-like, honey-like, and golden yellows during different times of daylight. This is the reason why it is also called "Golden Fort".

Jaisalmer Fort

At night, the fort looks even more beautiful due to lighting.

Jaisalmer fort

The Fort has 4 massive gateways - Akshaya Pol, Suraj Pol, Ganesh Pol, and Hawa Pol. All of them are giant, different, and well decorated. Below is an image of Suraj Pol.

Suraj Pole2, Golden Fort, Jaisalmer, Rajasthan

Inside the fort, there are Raj Mahal (Royal Palace), Rani ka Mahal (Queen Palace), Jain temples, Lakshminath temple, and merchant havelis. The Raj Mahal has been converted into Jaisalmer Fort Palace Museum and Heritage Centre. Below is an image of Rani ka Mahal.

Rani Mahal, Jaisalmer, Rajasthan, India

Most of buildings in city Jaisalmer are built from yellow sandstones. Thus, one has spectacular views of the "Golden City" from different spots in the Fort.

Golden Fort of Jaisalmer, Rajasthan India

Photo credits: Gaurav Masand, Parin Parmar, Srijan Roy Chouhudry, Suronin.

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Sandshack33

Love the yellow sandstones... great images, thanks for sharing :)

Saulute123

Great images!

Parinmnparmar

Thank you thetinyphotographer... :-)

Thetinyphotographer

These are fabulous!

Parinmnparmar

Thank you Generalul2015! :-)

Photostock2015

magic place, i like this beautiful images :)

Parinmnparmar

Dear readers, thank you for appreciating images... let's appreciate all the contributors of the beautiful images, including myself!!! :-)

Patrick57

Great images of the fort Parinmnparmar!

Parinmnparmar

Thank you Danoliveira84! I am happy that you liked the images and the fort! :-)

Danoliveira84

Beautiful Images and monuments. It's great to know these from photos.Congratulations!!!

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