Mehrangarh Fort, Jodhpur


Mehrangarh Fort

About Mehrangarh Fort



The fort was built by Rao Jodha in 1459 when he transferred his capital from Mandore. Subsequently more additions were made by the other rulers of Jodhpur with passing time. The marks of canon balls from the past skirmishes are still prominent on the second gate of the fortress. The palm imprints that are smeared with vermilion paste and paper-thin silver foil on a gateway leading to the funeral pyre site, reminds the tourists of the princesses and the queens who committed self-immolation or Jawhar for the sake of their consorts.

The fort has 68-ft wide and 117-ft elevated walls which overlook the surrounding plain. The fort has seven gates and the most famous among them is the Jayapol (meaning victory). This gate was constructed by Maharaja Man Singh to celebrate his triumph over the armies of Jaipur and Bikaner. Another gate- Fattehpol, which also means victory gate was raised by Maharaja Ajit Singh to commemorate the defeat of the Mughals. The palm imprints are placed on the porch leading to the place of funeral pyre. At the left, lies the chhatri of Kirat Singh Soda, the valorous soldier who died on the spot while guarding the fort against the Amber armies. The splendid cenotaphs testify the valor and fearlessness of the Rathore kings of Jodhpur.

The magnificent craftsmanship of the Jodhpuri craftsmen is exhibited in the fascinating sandstone palaces within the Mehrangarh Fort. The Mehrangarh Fort houses grand palaces like the Moti Mahal or the Pearl Palace that houses the royal throne of Jodhpur known as the Sringar Chowki, the Phool Mahal whose ceiling is adorned by gold filigree work, the Rang Mahal and the Chandan Mahal. Other mansions are the Umaid Villas that showcases the Rajput miniature paintings, the Ajit Villas displays the musical instruments and the royal attires and the Maan Villas.

Currently the fort encloses the Mehrangarh Fort Museum where all the decorated rooms of the palaces and villas are exhibited along with the royal palanquins, miniature paintings, furniture, and historic armory and etc.

Location



The Mehrangarh Fort, one of the colossal and majestic forts of India is located atop a 150 m elevated hill lying at a distance of 5km from Jodhpur in.

Best Time to Visit



When you are on a trip and you have already dreamt of witnessing the richness of the fort and its minutely made architecture, then it is advisable for you to plan it in any month between September and March. The reason is simple; you will not have to encounter the scorching heat, which shoots up to 45 degrees during the summers.

In fact, when you visit the fort and even the city during the winters, you will not only end up falling in love with the beauty of the city, but the weather as well.

How to Reach



Reaching the city is simple. Also you get the chance to choose the type of medium you are comfortable with, whether a flight, train or bus. You can even get a cab booked or drive to the city. Once you are in the city, you can book a cab, either online or from the hotel or any local agent. If you want to see how the local people commute everyday and how it feels to travel like the people of Jodhpur, you can take auto-rickshaws or local buses.

Location of Mehrangarh Fort, Jodhpur, Rajasthan


Mehrangarh Fort - Entry Fee, Timing, Address, Official Website

AddressP.B # 165, The Fort, Jodhpur 342006, Rajasthan
Entry Fee for Mehrangarh Museum:Entry Fee for Indians : 60 Rs
. Entry Fee for Indians (Children and Sr. Citizen) : 30 Rs
. Fee for audio guide for Indians : 150 Rs.
Fee for audio guide for Indians (Children and Sr. Citizen) : 100 Rs.
Entry Fee for Foreigners with audio guide: 500 Rs.
Entry Fee for Foreigners (Children and Sr. Citizen) with audio guide : 400 Rs.
Fee for Chokelao Garden per person: 30 Rs.
Camera Fee :100 Rs.
Video Camera Fee :200 Rs.
Entry Fee for Jaswant Thara :Entry Fee for Indians : 15 Rs.
Entry Fee for Foreigners : 30 Rs.
Entry Fee for Children & Sr. Citizen is free.
Camera Fee :25 Rs.
Video Camera Fee :50 Rs.
Timings :Visiting Hours - 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Phone No (Official)91-291-2548790/2548992/2541447
Official Websitewww.mehrangarh.org
Photography allowed or notAllowed
Nearest railway stationRaika Bagh Railway Station


Last Updated on : September 29, 2016