Jaisalmer Fort is famously known as the Golden Fort of Rajasthan, thanks to the golden and yellow mixed sandstone that gives it a distinct golden hue. It was constructed by Raja Jaisal, Rajput ruler in the year 1156 AD, and was thus, in a way, the foundation of Jaisalmer the city. It ranks amongst the largest forts in the world. Rising from the desert sands like a mirage, the fort is a sight worth beholding at night with its 99 turrets. The fort stands tall and proud, displaying the glory of Rajasthani architecture in all its might and magic.