The Jaisalmer Fort was constructed by Rawal Jaiswal in 1156 A.D. It is the second oldest fort in Rajasthan. The fort made of yellow sandstone stands in the midst of gold sand dunes. As a result, during the daytime it looks like dazzling gold. This feature of the fort has actually earned it a name of Golden Fort. The fort is located on an 80 meter tall sandstone hillock. The fort is as a high as two hundred and fifty feet. It is also fortified by 99 daunting castled sandstone bastions. The fort also has wells inside its premises. These wells have been serving the purpose of water source since then.
Attractions of Jaisalmer Fort
Jaisalmer is a thoroughly enjoyable attraction for the tourists. The fort houses plenty of attractions. It has the palaces of the Bhatti Maharawals. This lies exactly in front of Chauhata Square. The various architectural features of the fort are also a great attraction for the tourists. The walls of the fort have unique gadget hoisted. The fort was used to predict the weather. During the month of April, a placard was positioned at the center. The wafting of the placard was studied to predict the weather of the region.
There are also a number of nearby attractions. There is a five storeyed pagoda shaped metal tower very near to the Jaisalmer Fort. This pagoda is decorated with a lovely architecture and also has Bengali roofs.