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Surya Gate

Address: Entrance to Jaisalmer Fort, Jaisalmer, India
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Ranked #35 of 60 things to do in Jaisalmer
Type: Ancient ruins, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Ancient ruins, Sights & Landmarks
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Suraj or Surya Pol is the second gate into the fort. After going up a steep ramp you go through a series of four gates. Next to the Surya Gate is a tower, supposedly criminals were thrown from here to their deaths. The gate is decorated with intricate carving similar to that on many of the havelis. All the gates... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2013

This gate is one of the many gates we go through while walking to the fortress. This is a beautifully carved gate. This is majestic and huge.

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Jaisalmer, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2012

it is second gate of jaisalmer fort . fort have 4 gate frist is akhey pol second Surya pol third is ganesh pol and last is hava pol . (pol means gate ) you can not see a agte from another is locate in turn because kings time they use elephant to break the gate so when elephant turn he... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2011

The concept of the curved and narrow entrance into the Jaisalmer fort was to prevent enemies from being able to charge properly into the fort and to prohibit their ability to use a battering ram I suppose. We were so very impressed with the ingenuity of this idea for defending a walled city and fort that we found this to... More 

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