Jaisalmer Fort (Golden Fort)
Jaisalmer, The Golden City is a town in Rajasthan. It is located 575 km from the state capital Jaipur. It was once known as the state of Jaisalmer. The city stands on a fort of yellow sandstone, which is decorated with a fort, which houses a palace and several ornate Jain temples. Many houses and temples have fine sculptures. This is situated in the heart of the Thar desert and its population is approximately 78,000. It is the administrative headquarters of Jaisalmer district.
Jaisalmer Golden Fort (Sonar Killa)
The fort of Jaisalmer famous as ‘Sonar Killa’ is in itself a small fortified town; about 5000 people still reside in its imposing walls.
The Golden City of Jaisalmer or Golden Fort was established in the year 1156 by a Bhati Rajput Rao Jaisal, who had named the city from the sensitive capital of Lodhruva, 15 kilometers away from the south-east. A cave near the top of the rocky hill. Maharaja Bhati Rajput clan of Jaisalmer traces his descent to the ruler of Rao Jaisal and is called Rawal.