Jaisalmer, India

Conservation Report and Geotechnical Survey for The Walled City Of Jaisalmer

Popularly known as the Sonar Quila or Golden Fort, the fort was founded in the 12th century by Maharawal Jaisal on a hillock that lay at the intersection of two important trade routes entering the Indian subcontinent.

The fort is almost triangular in shape with double fortifications. The inner walls contain a fortress like city with bastions that not only act as protective walls but also have structural significance for the fort itself. The walls of the fortress create a powerful visual of the fortress as it sits on top of the hill in the middle of the desert.

The Conservation Report for the bastions of the fort included a condition mapping of all the bastions along the fort wall. These bastions were then analyzed and classified according to the level of structural deterioration and solutions for restoring their structural integrity were suggested on this basis in line with the traditional building techniques employed for the fort.