Mehrangarh Fort

Mehrangarh Fort

Mehrangarh Fort in Jodhpur India - Get detailed information on Mehrangarh Fort like How To Reach, Where To Stay, Best Time To Visit, Mehrangarh Fort Photos, Reviews, Attraction & Activities
  • Jodhpur
  • Rajasthan
  • India
India
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Amont Things to Do in Jodhpur
  • Timings
    9AM to 5PM
  • Time Required
    Around 2-3 hours
  • Entry Fee
    International Guests INR 600 and Domestic Guests INR 70
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Mehrangarh Fort, Jodhpur Overview

Mehrangarh Fort in Jodhpur India - Get detailed information on Mehrangarh Fort like How To Reach, Where To Stay, Best Time To Visit, Mehrangarh Fort Photos, Reviews, Attraction & Activities

About The Mehrangarh Fort

Mehrangarh Fort, perched on a hilltop in Jodhpur, Rajasthan, is a formidable fortress steeped in history and architectural splendor. Its imposing walls narrate tales of battles and grandeur, offering breathtaking views of the Blue City below.

 

Timings of Mehrangarh Fort

The fort welcomes visitors every day from 9 am to 5 pm. It's advisable to check the timings beforehand due to occasional variations.

 

Entry Fee of Mehrangarh Fort

Entry fees for Mehrangarh Fort vary for different categories of visitors, including Indians, foreigners, students, and seniors. Additional charges apply for cameras and audio guides.

 

Required Time and Restricted Items

Exploring the fort thoroughly usually takes about 2-3 hours. Visitors are prohibited from carrying items like weapons, alcohol, and large bags inside.

 

Architecture of Mehrangarh Fort

The architecture seamlessly combines intricate carvings, expansive courtyards, and palatial structures, showcasing Rajputana craftsmanship at its finest. The detailed latticed windows (jharokhas), expansive gates, and ornate palaces within the fort stand as testaments to its architectural prowess.

 

Best Time to Visit Mehrangarh Fort

The ideal time to visit is from October to March when the weather is pleasant, allowing unhindered exploration.

 

How to Reach Mehrangarh Fort

Jodhpur is well-connected by road, rail, and air. From the city center, taxis, auto-rickshaws, or hired vehicles can take you to the fort.

 

History of Mehrangarh Fort

Built in the 15th century by Rao Jodha, the founder of Jodhpur, Mehrangarh Fort served as a protective bastion for the Rathore dynasty. Its walls witnessed numerous battles and expansions over centuries, preserving the legacy of valor and royalty.

 

Inside Mehrangarh Fort

The interiors house several palaces like Moti Mahal, Sheesh Mahal, and Phool Mahal, adorned with intricate artwork, royal artifacts, and captivating galleries showcasing the fort's history.

 

Mehrangarh Fort Traveling Tips

To avoid crowds, plan an early morning visit. Wear comfortable footwear for the uphill climb, and hiring a guide enhances the experience with insightful narratives.

 

Hotels Near Mehrangarh Fort

Some hotels near Mehrangarh Fort include The Ummed Jodhpur, Raas Jodhpur, and Ajit Bhawan.

 

Nearby Tourist Spots of Mehrangarh Fort

Tourists often visit Jaswant Thada, a marble cenotaph, and Umaid Bhawan Palace, a splendid architectural marvel nearby.

 

Mehrangarh Fort stands as a majestic testament to Rajasthan's rich heritage, offering a glimpse into the opulent lifestyles and valorous history of its rulers. A visit here is an immersive journey through time, where the echoes of a glorious past resonate amidst stunning architecture and panoramic views of Jodhpur.

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