The Jaisalmer Fort also goes by the name Sonar Quila (Golden Fort) as it rises from the desert itself and seems to become one with the golden hues of the sand. The setting sun adds its own magic and shrouds the fort with mystique. The fort is constructed in the classic style of the royals by local craftsmen. This fort is a UNESCO World Heritage site and forms an important plot point in one of Satyajit Ray’s famous Feluda stories and corresponding movie, Sonar Kela (The Golden Fortress). Jaisalmer Fort is the second oldest fort in Rajasthan, built in 1156 by the Rajput Rawal (ruler) Jaisal from whom it derives its name, and stood at the crossroads of important trade routes (including the ancient Silk route). It is believed to be one of the very few “living forts” in the world, as nearly one fourth of the old city’s population still resides within the fort. High Resolution stock image showcases a magnificent view of Jaisalmer Fort with an aerial city view, the fort built in yellow limestone is an iconic medieval architecture. Checkout and download curated Royalty Free stock photos of Rajasthan forts, palaces and iconic monuments to augment your visual story-telling.

Jaisalmer Golden Fort made of yellow limestone with aerial city view

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