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Golden fort or Sonar Kila - Jaisalmer

Golden fort or Sonar Kila - Jaisalmer

It is situated in Jaisalmer. Bhatti Chief Jaisal laid the foundation of the fort in 1156 A.D on Trikuta hill. The fort is also called Sonar Kila or Golden Fort because it is made up of yellow sandstone and seems to ignite into a golden flame when scorched by the desert sun. Even today, one fourth of the old city's population resides within the fort. A cross-cultural merging of Rajput and Islamic architectural styles is visible in this fort. Ganesh Pol, Akshya Pol, Suraj Pol and Hawa Pol are must see for tourists. Jain temples built between 12th to 15th centuries and dedicated to Rikhabdevji and Sambhavanthji is another attraction.