Mehrangarh Fort
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Brief

Meharangarh fort is the biggest fort in Rajasthan. The fort has withstood many a batttle, as is evident today from the maks of cannonballs on the fort walls. Located in the city of Jodhpur, the fort at Mehrangarh is testament to the mighty Rajput clans of Rajasthan. The majestic fort built by Rao Jodha in the year 1459. Mehrangarh Fort is one of the largest forts in India. It is in fact the most important fort in Jodhpur, and amongst the grandest forts in all of Rajasthan, being second only to the fort at Chitore. The mighty fort has seven gates, including the famous Jayapul Gate built by Maharaja Man Singh, and the Fattehpul Gate built by Maharaja Ajit Singh to commemorate various victories. The fort is known for its architectural splendor and magnificent buildings.

The most popular language is Rajasthani. Other language spoken here is Marwari and Dhundari.

 
Travel Tips

The best time to visit the Mehrangarh Fort is during the period between October and March.

The temperature is cool then and you will be able to explore the surroundings all day long.



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  • 10.1 mm
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Things to do

Mehrangarh Fort is the best example of Rajput architecture in its heyday. Guarded by seven mighty gates, the fort presents a daunting sight as it overlooks the city of Jodhpur. Within the fort you will find several marvelous palaces. The Moti Mahal or the Palace of Pearls is the most magnificent of the period rooms that can be found in the fort. It has intricately built corridors and several hidden balconies.

Another spot of great tourist attraction is the Sheesha Mahal or the Palace of Glass. The interior is entirely laid with tiny shards of glass and is a brilliant example of typical Rajput sheesh Mahal. The Phool Mahal is the perfect example of splendor and magnificence. It housed the private chambers of the kings and chambers of pleasure. The Daulat Khana houses some of the best examples of paintings and fine arts from the Mughal period. This is also the place where the remains of Emperor Akbar are kept. DO not forget to visit the armoury. The building houses specimens of arms and armours from every period in the history of the fort. It also has several swords belonging to famous personalities like Akbar, and Timur the Lame.

 
Getting Around

The city of Jodhpur is quite well developed and getting around is fairly easy. The public transport system is quite good. There are plenty of buses. You can also move about by renting a car. Car renting services are fairly numerous and comes at a reasonable price.

 
Places to Stay

As a popular tourist destination, there are a large number of hotels in Jodhpur where you can book your accommodations.

Depending on whether you want to pamper yourself or look at the budget end of things, there are a wide variety of hotels to care to your needs.

 
How to Reach

  • If you prefer to travel by plane, the nearest airport is at Jodhpur Airport. From there, you can either take a taxi or a bus to cover the remaining portion of the journey. Cars for hire are easily available just outside the airport. The airport in Jodhpur is connected to airports in Jaipur, Delhi, and other major airports across the country.
  • The nearest important railway station is at Jodhpur. The rail station at Jodhpur is connected to the stations in Delhi, and the other major stations across the country. The fare for interstate travel will be between Rs.1600 and Rs.3000 depending on the class you choose to travel in. If you are travelling within the state, the fare will be somewhere between Rs.150 and Rs.300. You can book your tickets from sites like irctc.in, makemytrip.com, and yatra.com.
  • The Fort of Mehrangarh is quite well connected by road. There are direct bus routes between Delhi and Jodhpur. You can get up on a bus from any of the important towns or cities and take a bus which will take you directly to Jodhpur. Alternately, you can also rent a taxi or a car for the trip. Buses are of various types, from luxury AC ones to non-ac ones. The fare varies accordingly. The distance between Jodhpur and Delhi can be covered by a few hours drive.

 
Surrounding Attractions

Tarkhat Sagar Lake is quite nearby. The lake has a scenic view. The Siddhnath Shiv temple located near the lake.

You can also make a trip to Mandore Gardens, which is located in the previous capital of the rulers of Jodhpur. The garden is famous for its unique rock terrace.

 
Emergency No.

Police: 100

Fire brigade: 101

Hospital: 102