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Unknown facts about Jaisalmer Fort

Interesting things to learn about the Golden Fort

Wednesday, 21st July 2021


The Golden City of India Jaisalmer is defined by its sand-colored architectural buildings, enormous stretches of desert land, its forts, and cultural tribes. In the midst of all this stands the majestic yellow sandstone fortress most gloriously. It is the Jaisalmer Fort also referred to as the Sonar Quila or Golden Fort. It is one of the most ancient forts in the country. There are people who still reside in the fort and maintain a livelihood. The fort still continues to intrigue as well as amaze visitors as they are made to journey back in time!

Also Read: Wonderful destination through the Indian jungle for Trekking.

Here are a couple of amazing facts you would love to learn about the Golden Fort…read on:

  • The Fort is a UNESCO-recognized World Heritage Site. It is made out of yellow sandstone entirely and when sunbeams at sunset bathe the walls of the fort, the walls glow, shimmer, and shine just like pure gold.
  • The fort has within it a number of Havelis, Nathmal Ki Haveli, Patwaon Ki Haveli, and Saalam Singh Ki Haweli are some of the notable ones.
  • The Fort had served as an inspiration for writer and filmmaker Satyajit Ray to write a story based on it. Later, it turned out to be one of the most famed mystery novels titled at Sonar Qila in 1971. In 1974, Ray also directed a movie based on the same novel.
  • The fort is the second oldest in the state of Rajasthan and is the world’s largest surviving desert fort.
  • Many people still reside within the fort
  • There are many shops within the fort and local handicrafts are sold in those shops
  • The fort stands atop the Trikuta Hills
  • The fort was built a century back, in the year 1156 by the Rajput king Jaisal.

 

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Timesofindia Indiatimes


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