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Photo of Jaisalmer Fort, Jaisalmer, Great Thar Desert, Rajasthan


Photo of Jaisalmer Fort, Jaisalmer, Thar Desert, Rajasthan, India



Jaisalmer Fort is a medieval fortress town in the Great Thar Desert of Rajasthan, India. Because it was located on the caravan routes between Egypt, Arabia, Persia and India, it became an extremely prosperous town. By the 19th Century however, the opening of ports such as Bombay, caused the caravan trade to dwindle. After the partition of India and Pakistan in 1947, this remote desert area became a military area and an area of camels, sheep and cattle.



Jaisalmer fort was built in 1156 and is the second oldest in Rajasthan. Two hundred and fifty feet tall and reinforced by an imposing crenulated sandstone wall 30 feet high, it has 99 bastions, 92 of which were built between 1633 and 1647.

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