Mehrangarh Fort

Mehrangarh Fort
Vital Information for Visitors
Address:

Mehrangarh Fort, Sodagaran Mohalla, Jodhpur, Rajasthan.

Open & Close:

Open on all days 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM

Entry Fees:

INR 60 – for Indians INR 400 – for foreigners

Duration:

Approx 2-3 hours

Built By:

Rao Jodha in 1438 AD

The Jodhpur Fort is called as Mehrangarh Fort. Built by Rao Jodha in 1438, Mehrangarh Fort in Jodhpur derives its name from two Sanskrit words – Mihir meaning sun & Garh meaning fortress. Though the construction of the fort was commence by Rao Jodha but significant and major parts were built during the reign of Maharaja Jaswant Singh. Mehrangarh Fort in Jodhpur is rated as the most sturdy and beautiful fort of Rajasthan. It is the most commanding landmark of Jodhpur. Almost impregnable, Mehrangarh Fort’s walls enclose a variety of buildings: palaces, barracks, temples and what not. The fort is in itself is like a museum of weapons of bygone era. Located on 122 meter high hill, Mehrangarh Fort houses museum containing artefacts related to royal family, intricate carvings, beautiful paintings on the walls and two temples, in addition to palace, courtyards, gardens etc. These temples are Chamunda Mataji temple and Nagnechiji temple. The famous palaces within the fort campus are Sheesh Mahal (mirror hall), Moti Mahal (glass-painted windows of the Maharajas’ courtroom), Phool Mahal (royal leisure hall) and Zenana Deodi (women’s quarters). The several palaces within the fort are interspersed with courtyards. The beauty of the palaces is enhanced by their arched windows that crown the overhanging balconies and display superb lattice work in sandstone. The Moti Mahal (Pearl Palace), the Phool Mahal (Palace of Flowers) with colourful mosaics on the ceilings, the Man Mahal (Palace of Honour), the Shringar Chowki (the Dressing Attic) etc, are worth visiting. Numerous corridors and perforated stone screens protect many of the inner apartments. The Sileh Khana—the fabulously rich armory, Chandeeka Devi's Temple and Rani Sagar (the Queen's Pool) ought to be seen.

On a 490-foot high hill stands the famous fort of Jodhpur. Even its walls – their height varying from 20 feet to 120 feet – reflect the strength of its warrior – builders. There are several gates to enter and exit. These gates are called ‘Pol’. Many of these gates are reminiscent of various victories of the Rathores in their respective era with rival powers. Out of the seven gates, the three Jayapol, Lohapol and Fatehpol are well known. The Victory Gate (Jay Pol), leading up from the city to the fort, was erected by Maharaja Ajit Singh to commemorate his military successes over the Moghuls at the beginning of the 18th century. Mark of canon ball lobbed by the army of the Amber (Jaipur) can still be seen on the second gate. Delicately latticed windows and pierced screens worked in sandstone form the dominant motif within the rugged casket of the fort of Jodhpur. The palaces are exquisitely decorated. All this is concentrated in that relatively small area comprised within the medieval citadel. Impressions of ‘Jauhar’ can be seen on the walls of one of the gates. There are the palm marks of some widows who, ages ago, immolated themselves upon the pyres of their departed brave warrior husbands. In order to allure tourists, as a promotional tool, musicians play traditional folk songs at the entrance of the fort. The garden within the fort is known as Chokelao Gardens. Another interesting sight is feeding approximately 200 eagles between 3:30 pm to 4:00 pm by a man employed by the royal family.

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