Jaisalmer Fort or Sonar Fort Jaisalmer is located in Rajasthan, which is considered to be one of the most famous meditation forts of Rajasthan. The fort of Jaisalmer was built in 1156 and is the second oldest state in Rajasthan.
In 2013, the Jaisalmer Fort was included in the UNESCO World Heritage Site along with 5 other kilos of Rajasthan in the 37th World Heritage Committee held in Phnom Penh, Colombia.
History of Jaisalmer fort Rajasthan
Jaisalmer was founded in the desert of Dhar in the far west of India by Rawal-Jaisal, a descendant of Yaduvanshi Bhati, around the beginning of the medieval period of Indian history.
The descendants of Rawal Jaisal ruled here for 60 years without breaking the lineage until the change in the Republic of India, which is an important event in itself. The state of Jaisalmer has witnessed and endured many periods of India’s history.
Passing through the history of the Sultanate period for about 300 years, this state was able to maintain its existence for about 300 years even in the Mughal Empire.
Even after the establishment of the English state in India till its end, this state kept its dynasty pride and importance unchanged. After the independence of India, it merged into the Indian Republic.
Jaisalmer Fort is world-famous for its various features. This fort is one of the largest forts in the world and is completely different from the rest of the forts due to its design and certain features.
Two hundred and fifty feet high and with a 30 feet high wall built with huge blocks of St. Stone, this fort has 99 ramparts, 92 of which were built between 1633 and 1647.
Jaisalmer Fort is a unique blend of Indian, Islamic, and Persian architecture. This fort is constructed of yellow stone and yellow sand, which gives this fort a yellow and golden color like gold.
This fort is also known as Golden Fort and Sonar Durg. Due to its grandeur and beauty, it is one of the major tourist places of Rajasthan,
This fort is 1500 ft (460 m) long and 750 ft (230 m) wide and is built on a 250 ft (76 m) high mountain. The basement of the fort is 15 feet long. The fort of the fort has made a series of about 30 feet. There are a total of four entrances to the fort from the city, one of which is also covered at the entrance of the Jaisalmer fort.
Its narrow streets and four huge entrances, the last of which leads to the main square, on which the old palace of the Maharaja is situated. About one-fourth of the city’s population lives inside this fort.
It can be reached by Ganesh Pol, Suraj Pol, Bhoot Pol, and Vayu Pol. There are groups of Sundar Haveli and Jain temples that were built between the 12th and 15th centuries.
Jaisalmer is the district headquarters which is famous for carved Havelis, alleys, ancient Jain temples, fairs, and festivals. The sand dunes adjacent to the same village have special significance in terms of tourism.
Sonar Fort Jaisalmer Rajasthan
The land of Jaisalmer district was famous as ‘Madhara’ or ‘Vallabhmandal’ in ancient times. According to history, after the Mahabharata war, a large number of Yadavs migrated from Mathura.
They headed towards Rajasthan and Gujarat. The ancestors of the erstwhile rulers of Jaisalmer who consider themselves descendants of Lord Krishna probably came to the land of Jaisalmer in the sixth century.
In this district, the descendants of the Yadavas lived at Tanot, the first capital of the Bhati Rajputs, the second at Ladhwa, and the third at Jaisalmer.
How to reach Jaisalmer Fort Jaisalmer
Near Railway Station: – Jaisalmer Railway Station 2.5 KM
Near Airport: – Jaisalmer Airport 15 KM