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Jaisalmer Fort (1998 : Digitized Negative) ©Anupam

It was built in 1156 AD by the Bhati Rajput ruler Rao Jaisal, from where it derives its 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 quilla' by the locals, is located in the very heart the city, and is one of the most breathtaking monuments in the locality.

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  • Uploaded on September 24, 2012
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    by Anupam Mukherjee