All photos (3)Jaisalmer Fort
Jaisalmer Fort
Jaisalmer Fort

Jaisalmer Fort

9.712 reviews
Sights and Museums, Historic Site
Popular with:
  • 9.8
    History Buffs
  • 8.1
    Backpackers
  • 6.7
    Solo Female Travelers
  • 6.7
    Family Travelers
Write Review
Bookmark
Fort Road, Near Gopa Chowk, Amar Sagar Pol, Jaisalmer, Rajasthan 345001, India
http://tourism.rajasthan.gov.in/jaisalmer#jaisalmer-fort
Edit info
Description
Essentially a living museum (though some guidebooks will tell you people shouldn't be living there at all!) this classical Rajput fort, constructed in the 12th century, is the physical and spiritual ... Read more
heart of the city, a gorgeous confection of yellow sandstone ramparts, Jain temples, and haveli-style mansions. 25% of the city's population lives within its walls, and (water-use issues aside) it's also home to Jaisalmer's best and most atmospheric guesthouses.

Member Reviews(12)

Reviews
9.7/10
Wonderful!
5
4
3
2
1
Sort by
Most Helpful
Show Local reviews
San Francisco, California, USA
Community Manager

Don't miss this beautiful part of Rajasthan! The fort is especially nice to visit, and it feels unique to this part of the world.

Helpful
Report
Cagliari, Italy

In other cities in India, forts have long been abandoned. In Jaisalmer, people still live there. It makes visiting an incredible experience.There are shops, restaurants, guest houses, bars, and life goes by normally. It's a fantastic place to wander around.

Recommended for:BackpackersHistory BuffsSolo Female Travelers
Helpful
Report
Haapajärvi, Finland

Very beautiful, narrow alleys and shops.. Due to bad condition of the fort it's not reallt recommended to stay there, but it's easy to visit it daily as it's in the center of Jaisalmer.

Helpful
Report
Anchorage, Alaska, USA

Architecturally fascinating fort and old city rising high above the surrounding landscape. Worth traveling too but I felt kind of unwelcome there.

Recommended for:Art & Design LoversBackpackersHistory Buffs
Helpful
Report
Nairobi, Kenya

This is the main site to see in the city, and worth walking around through as their are great views from it.

Helpful
Report
Manchester, UK

Another great place to visit the fort is very impressive with its winding streets and markets accom is cheap and food is cheap get there when the holi fest is on pretty amazing a 5day camel trek is a must gives you a real Feel of Lawrence of Arabia

Helpful
Report
Santa Clara, California, USA

Tip ... stay at one of the hotels within the fort complex. Desert Boys Guest House is a good option.

Helpful
Report
Surat

Great heritage place

Recommended for:History Buffs
Helpful
Report
Menlo Park

it is really like in 1001 nights....... unbelievable beautiful

Helpful
Report
Shanghai, China
Helpful
Report
Adelaide, Australia
Recommended for:Family TravelersHistory Buffs
Helpful
Report
Nizwa, Oman
Helpful
Report
Jaisalmer Fort

Show Nearby Places

Loading...
26.91280370.912824
Hotel Garh Jaisal Haveli
Hotel Garh Jaisal Haveli
10.01 review
Distance: 0.09 mi
Ganesh Guest House
Ganesh Guest House
10.01 review
Distance: 0.1 mi
Desert Boys Guest House
Desert Boys Guest House
8.01 review
Distance: 0.1 mi
Surja Hotel
Surja Hotel
8.01 review
Distance: 0.1 mi
View all
Jain Temples
Jain Temples
10.02 reviews
Sights and Museums, Temple
Distance: 0.09 mi
Govt Authorised Bhang Shop
Govt Authorised Bhang Shop
8.01 review
Shopping, Other
Distance: 0.08 mi
Camel Trekking Jaisalmer
Camel Trekking Jaisalmer
9.25 reviews
Other, Tours, Classes and Rentals, Outdoors, Hiking and Nature, Other, Children's Activities, Entertainment, Sports
Distance: 0.28 mi
4x4 Camel Safari Jaisalmer
4x4 Camel Safari Jaisalmer
10.01 review
Outdoors
Distance: 0.34 mi
View all
The Traveler's Cup Premium Coffee Shop
The Traveler's Cup Premium Coffee Shop
10.02 reviews
$$$$
Breakfast & Brunch, Coffee and Tea, Cafe
Distance: 0.04 mi
Surya Restaurant
Surya Restaurant
10.01 review
Indian
Distance: 0.11 mi
Gaji's Restaurant
Gaji's Restaurant
10.01 review
Chinese, Japanese, Indian, International,
Distance: 0.44 mi
Hotel Tokyo Palace Roof Top Restaurant
Hotel Tokyo Palace Roof Top Restaurant
10.01 review
American, Chinese, Italian, Japanese,
Distance: 0.2 mi
View all
Report this place