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Jaisalmer Fort – Wonder of India

Jaisalmer Fort - Wonder of India

Jaisalmer fort is the one from "Seven Wonders of India"

The Fort is one of the well known place to experience the aesthetic ancient India. An name with which it is also known is "The Golden Fort". It was build by a rajput raja Rawal jaisal in Jaisalmer city of slightly Rajasthan in 1156 AD. Jaisalmer Fort one of the largest of desert forts of the world and stands proudly like a king in the great Thar Desert, on Trikuta Hill from centuries with same pride. It’s Gargantuan yellow sandstone walls looks like an amber lion color during the day time, eye catching gold colour at the time of sun sets and ads on to the beauty.

The architecture of the fort was planned ingenious so as to protect it from every kind of trouble. The walls of the fort contains 3 layers in it i.e the outer layer wall, middle layer wall and the inner most layer. The outer layer is constructed with solid stone blocks and it reinforces the loose rubble of Trikuta Hill. The middle wall snakes around the fort. From the inner most wall, the Rajput used to hurl boiling oil and water, and round blocks of rock as missiles on the enemies when they able to cross the second wall so as to safeguard every one.

Though India is full of historical monuments and you can find its evidence all over the India but this 800 years old Fort will not let your eye move from it. Golden fort is the second oldest in Rajasthan and is famous for its own glorious heritage. Walking through the narrow lanes is an experience worth wallowing.

The fort has four huge entrances, Ganesh Pol, Suraj Pol, Bhoot Pol and Hawa Pol, to enter into havelis. It has decorations on walls and ceilings and carvings on outdoors and interiors inspired from 12th to 15th century.

This gorgeous fort gives a feel like someone had take it out straight from the fairy tales and put it into the golden sand of Rajasthan. The screen windows, delicate pavilions and beautiful balconies of the mansions are worth your visit to jaisalmer fort.

Currently its amusing to see families still staying, shops, hotels, temples – almost everything inside the fort.

More details : www.7wonders.org/wonders/asia/india/jaisalmer/jaisalmer-f…

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