The main attraction of Jalore, a town in the Indian state of Rajasthan, is its fort, which was one of the nine castles of the Maru’, under the Paramaras in the 10th century. It is one of the most famous and impressive forts in the state and has been known through history as the Sonagir or the ‘golden mount’. Jalore Fort is regarded as one of the most impregnable forts of the country.Special Holidays with very attractive and discounted packages and hotel bookings.
It is the biggest attraction of jalore. it was one of the nine castles built by the paramaras in the 10th century. known as the 'sonagir' . It is the biggest attraction of Jalore. It was one of the nine castles built by the Paramaras in the 10th century. Known as the 'Sonagir' or the 'Golden Mount', the Jalore Fort is considered to be one of the most impregnable forts in the country. Perched atop a perpendicular hill, the fort has rocky outcrop that is about a 1200 feet high. They have a wall and bastions with cannon mounted upon them. After a two-mile long serpentine ascent, you can enter the fort through only one of its four gigantic gates or pols - Suraj Pol, Dhruv Pol, Bal Pol and Siroh Pol. Quite interestingly, the Suraj Pol is built in a way that the first rays of the morning sun enter through this gateway. To approach the fort, you have to climb a steep, slippery road through three rows of fortification to a single 20 feet rampart wall. This exercise can take more than two hours. Tour Incredible India with Indian Travel agent.The main residential palace inside the fort is now desolated. Just a few of its ruins are left. The Topekhana or the cannon foundry is the most important structure. It was built in the 14th century by Ala-ud-din Khilji. There are few mosques inside the fort. They are believed to have been built using the ruins of 84 Hindu and Jain temples.