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Jaisalmer Fort

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Address: Fort Road | Amar Sagar Pol, Jaisalmer 345001, India
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 18:00
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Private Half-Day Jaisalmer Morning Tour
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Private Half-Day Tour of Golden Monuments in Jaisalmer

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Sonar Kella Jaisalmer Fort

There is a famous bengali story written by Satyajit Ray- Sonar Kella. All bengali child grow up with a ambition of once visiting Mukuls house. My dream came true this Jan 2017... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

There is a famous bengali story written by Satyajit Ray- Sonar Kella. All bengali child grow up with a ambition of once visiting Mukuls house. My dream came true this Jan 2017 after reading the book about 3 decades back.. it was so beautiful and nostagic to visit the temples and the fort which has immense historical value as well... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Jaisalmer fort is the excellent fort, very nicely built and a good historic place. Can see each and every area of Jaisalmer when we go on top of this fort. Mainly known for Jain Temple. The art work plus unusual structures like concealed lockers etc are worth going through in detail. The view of the city and the Lake... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Jaisalmer fort is the only fort in India which is still inhabited.hence u gt good food good shopping experience inside the fort..dont forget the royal canon placed at the top..view from there is amazing..perfect place to visit with your friends n spend a nice sunset or a beautiful sunrise..and not an effort at all just a walk of few steps..enjoy

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The fort is closely associated with 'The Golden Fort' of Satyajit Ray. There are some places to visit especially the Jain temples but the whole environment now becomes too much commercialized.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The fort displays many facets of the Jaisalmer society of those years along with the skills of the artisans of that period. The large cannon and its association with the demolition of a competing authorities (from the nobility) to the king was special. The art work plus unusual structures like concealed lockers etc are worth going through in detail. The... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

$-5 hour tour including visit and chai at guides house (Madhu) within the fort. Magnificent structures and designs. The workmanship of the people from the 14th Centruy are to be marveled at

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

I visit this monument in Feb 2017 and i fell in love with the history associated with this fort. Well built architecture, sandstone and every single detail is very good about this fort. Please don't book guide which will just feed you sugar coated lies. Instead of that book an audio guide which will give you ultimate insight of this... More 

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No words to describe this amazing treasure! It is well worth seeing this, some several thousand live and work within the fort today!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Huge, magnificent, interesting, we walked in the fort for 2 hours and enjoyed it tremendously! No need to go to the museum, stick with the fort itself, and enjoy!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Jaisalmer fort is a beautiful fort, with a lot of narrow streets, which are surprisingly cool, in contrast with the heat outside.

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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

14 days ago

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