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Jaisalmer Fort

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Address: Fort Road | Amar Sagar Pol, Jaisalmer 345001, India
08:00 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 18:00
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"A living Indian treasure"

We really enjoyed our time wandering aimlessly down the narrow cobbled little allies and losing ourselves within the high walled inner walls. To really appreciate the Fort it is... read more

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We really enjoyed our time wandering aimlessly down the narrow cobbled little allies and losing ourselves within the high walled inner walls. To really appreciate the Fort it is worth visiting a rooftop restaurant and letting the staff or for us the owners talk of their history and what it means to live in the Fort today - we visited... More 

Thank Leanne H
Toowoomba, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This fort is truely magnificent and should be seen. We had a very good tour guide although it became apparent he was hoping we would buy at all his friends shops. As we visit India every year this starts to wear thin. Unfortunately for jaisalmer tourism is down so we felt the pressure to buy everywhere. Inside the palace you... More 

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Chandigarh, India
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We went during desert festival. Fort is untidy although it has good history. Local people who resides in the fort make fort dirty and it becomes difficult to walk due to traffic. View in night is good

Thank visheshneema16
Red Wing, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The fort is huge! The palace is utilitarian but still beautiful as a remote desert kingdom! History is interesting

Thank Jinxbaby890
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Fabulous fort. A must see! This is a living fort. It is wonderful to wander the streets and alleyways talking with the locals and looking for bargains. We never felt ill at ease or threatened in any way. (We are two women travelling alone) and had a fabulous time in Jaisalmer. Highly recommended!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The fort was the main reason we came here, and we loved it! It was pretty busy in the morning and got more quiet in the afternoon (in the heat). We had a guide showing us around the small streets and all interesting places. This guide was provided by our tour organizer. It is recommended that you check the guide's... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Go to Jaisalmer for the Desert festival Enjoy the celebration See the sights especially the fort And the lake. Visit the market No one hassles you prices are good Relax

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

So we had been roaming around the fort area at Jaisalmer. The whole area is very beautiful. There are different points at this area one of them is at a height where there are very old war machines. This place where you can click a lot of pictures and pose around. There are a lot of cafes as well but... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Jaisalmer's fort is still a living city and so there's fascinating architecture everywhere. Tourism is the main income, still people are very friendly and sincere. They are understandable proud of their heritage and we hope they can maintain everything the way it is. The audio-guided tour of the fort is absolutely recommendable.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Its worth a visit. Too much of commercial attitude. But still worth a visit. I went there with family and its has a lot of foreigners visiting the fort. I have seen better forts in rajasthan

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Pune, India

Request you all to review my itenarary.

1. Reach Jaisalmer at 0600 by train.

2. Get fresh, have breakfast and leave the guest house by 0800.

3. Visit the Jain temple

4. Visit the Sonar Killa (Fort) at 0900. Go for audio tour. visit the palaces inside the fort( can you please name the palaces inside the fort?) End the visit till 1300. ....4 hours sufficient????

5. Have lunch and Leave for Desert Safari at 1400

6. Night in the desert

7. Next day arrive back in the morning at 1100. Get ready, have lunch and out for rest of the sightseeing by1300

8. Take auto and go to the war museum and back by 1530. (2.5 hrs sufficient for the to and fro journey and the museum visit?????)

9. visit patwon ki haveli and salim singh haveli by 1730.

10. Go to Gadisar lake at sunset time (i think this is not a sunset point, but read the reviews that this is good place to visit in the evenings)

11. Go to desert cultural museum and attend the puppet show at 1900.

12. Walk in the markets and End the day with dinner at 2200.

13. Take the train for Bikaner at 2300.

a. Is it worth going to the Desert national park if i am already spending 1 night in desert safari?

b. Read from reviews here that salim singh haveli and nathmalji ki haveli are average places and can be skipped. Is it correct?

c. Can Bada baug be accommodated anywhere in the itinerary or it is worth a skip?

Since, i dont have family and ladies along with me in this trip, i believe i wont waste time in the movement, local transport, eating joints and getting ready.

Please advice

20 days ago

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