The next day I hired the same tuk-tuk driver to take me to the Fort.
Our first stop was one of the Jain Temples.
Jaisalmer Fort is one of the largest forts in the world. It was built in 1156 AD by the Bhati Rajput ruler Rao Jaisal, from where it derives it name. The fort stands proudly amidst the golden stretches of the great Thar Desert, on Trikuta Hill, and has been the scene of many battles.
Its massive yellow sandstone walls are a tawny lion color during the day, fading to honey-gold as the sun sets, thereby camouflaging the fort in the yellow desert. For this reason, it is also known as the "Golden Fort".This fort, popularly known as the 'Sonar quila' by the locals, is located in the very heart the city, and is one of the most breathtaking monuments in the locality.
An antique rifle waits for more action.
A silver throne.
Antique German tiles.
A silver carrier
This bed didn't look terribly comfortable
As you might imagine, there were lots of souvenir sellers in the Fort.
You can see a rooftop of one of the expensive hotels inside the Fort to the right.
A card game
Labels: India, Jaisalmer, Jaisalmer Fort