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#1 of 233 Places To Visit in Jodhpur
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Sodagaran Mohalla, Jodhpur, Rajasthan, 342006, India
contact
+91-291-2545083
entry fee
60
per person for indians
400
per person for foreigner tourists
timings
All days of the week
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

how to reach mehrangarh fort

When in Jodhpur, drive on the Nai Sadak road, and pass the Janta Sweet Home. The Mehrangarh Fort is less than 2 km from here. The city of Jodhpur is connected with prime Indian cities by both flights and trains. Eminent trains that run from the Jodhpur railway station are Rajasthan Sampark Kranti, Howrah Jodhpur SF Express, Chennai Jodhpur Express, Bangalore Jodhpur Express and more. Jodhpur has a domestic airport located 5 kilometres from the city centre. This airport has flights from major cities such as Delhi, Mumbai, Udaipur and Jaipur.

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about mehrangarh fort

The Mehrangarh Fort was originally built by Rao Jodha in 1459. Standing on a 125 m high hill in the outskirts of Jodhpur, this fort is spread over an area of 5 sq. km. The fort’s bulwarks offer an overview of Jodhpur resembling a blue carpet laid at the foot of the hill.

 The fort walls are up to 36 m high and 21 m wide and enclose beautifully carved red sandstone palaces and exquisite temple architecture. This fort had been extended and embellished a little more with every new ruler who reigned here. Thus, this remarkable piece of architecture showcases a historical timeline with some remnants of each period preserved in its walls.

The main palaces are Moti Mahal, Phool Mahal, Sheesh Mahal, Zenana Deodi, Takht Vilas and Jhanki Mahal. Moti Mahal was the hall of private audience. Its ceiling is decorated with gold leaves and mirrors. Seashells were crushed and blended with plaster to give a polished look to the ceiling. The Phool Mahal (Flower Palace) remains intact to this date, with its gold filigree ceiling and stained glass windows. Sileh Khana has a collection of the varied weapons including gem-studded shields and armours for war elephants. The Jai Pol was the most important of the seven gates to the fort, and still bears the old battle scars made by cannon balls during an attack.

There are two temples located inside the fort - Chamundi Devi Mandir and Nagnechiaji Mandir, dedicated to Goddess Durga and the Kuldevi respectively. Chamundi Devi’s idol was brought from the old capital of Mandore in 1460 to be installed in the Mehrangarh Fort. The Mehrangarh museum displays a rich collection of palanquins, musical instruments, royal cradles, costumes, arms, furniture and paintings. 

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Palash Arora
Palash Arora
Mast Historical Place
Jun 29 2014
It is a very nice place. This place is a nice historical place. Its every thing has a logic. It also ha a temple of hinglaj mata inside it. In navaratras people come from all over rajasthan to worship the temple.
Ankit Punn
Ankit Punn
Mammoth Grandeur
Jun 27 2014
The fort has amazing Mughal Structure, it is filled with fascinating designs & features..... from the top of the fort the blue city of jodhpur looks beautiful....... In the evening once lights are on the view of the fort is simply breathtaking, m ...... read more
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