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Jaisalmer Fort, Jaisalmer

The golden toned fort is a sentinel to the bleak desertscape from its 80 metre heightened roost on the hill,housing the whole township within its ramparts.It has a captivating bovine-net of thin paths specked with some gorgeous havelis,three magnificently designed Jain Temples of the 12th-15th century A.D. but also five interconnected palaces.The fortification is went at through four portals-Akhaiyal,Ganesh Pol,Suraj Pol and Hava Pol.
Jaisalmer Fort is the largest of desert of desert of the world The city got its name from its founder Bhati Rajput ruler Rawal Jaisal who laid its foundation in the year 1155 AD The fotr is situated amidst the famous Thar Desert on Trikuta hills The fort is made of yellow sandstone and oozes yellow shine when the sun-reys touch it Therefore it is also Known as Sonar Qila or Golden Fort The fort is defend ed by three layers of walls and upto 325 ft high 99 bastions strengthen its security ilne The fort is accessible through four massine gates Gannesh Pol akshya pol, Suraj Pol and Hawa Pol The Present generation of the erstwhile royal family still resides in the 19th century Babal Mahal , Rana Mahal Gaj Vilas and Moti Mahal are accentuated with intricate carving stone tracery balconies and cupolas This frot is the World s only fort where one quarter of city s population still live inside it The Havelis of merchants and nobles, precisely carved facades and projecting balconies are also worth visiting.

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