Forts to explore in Jaisalmer
The largest district of Rajasthan. Jaisalmer District lies in the Thar desert, which straddles the border of India and Pakistan.
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. For the better part of its 800-year history, the fort was the city of Jaisalmer. The first settlements outside the fort walls, to accommodate the growing population of Jaisalmer, are said to have come up in the 17th century.