Mehrangarh Fort, Jodhpur

Where is the Mehrangarh Fort? Located in Rajasthan of Jodhpur, it is the most spectacular and well-preserved castle. As one of the three largest and magnificent castles in India, It was built in 1459 and has a history of more than 500 years. Built on a 125-meter-high (410 feet) cliff which is called “Flying Bird Mountains” on the north side of the old town, it is surrounded by walls.

The fort is especially famous for its architectural style and carvings. It is not merely a magnificent castle, but a wonder and architectural masterpiece. The majestic and rugged buildings possesses such intricate and meticulous carvings. When wandering inside the castle, one will definitely be impressed by the splendid palaces and exquisite carvings. The castle is beige, and there are seven gates in it, which were built by different princes at different times. Each gate has its own story.

Mehrangarh Fort
Spectacular and Well-preserved Mehrangarh Fort

Being a symbol of Jodhpur now, it becomes a must-see sight for all traveler coming over here. The majestic and rugged buildings possesses intricate and meticulous carvings. At the foot of the Mehrangarh Fort, the old city of Jodhpur is made up of blue Brahman houses, stretches beyond 10km far away to the old wall built early in the 16 century. Standing on the higher position of the castle, you can have a panoramic view of the landscape of the old city Jodhpur. Standing on the higher position of the castle, tourists can have a panoramic view of the landscape of the old city Jodhpur.

Inside the castle there is a museum, numerous ancient Indian artifacts are displayed, such as guns, weapons from different periods of Jodhpur’s history, the swords bejeweled with jade, rubies, and other priceless antiquities like royal thrones, elephant sedan, carpets, paintings and murals. Through the appreciation of these fantastic ancient objects, people will have a better understanding on the history and culture of Jodhpur.

Panoramic View of Jodhpur
Panoramic View of Jodhpur
Artifacts in Museum in Mehrangarh Fort
Elephant Sedan in the Museum

Things to know when visiting the Mehrangarh Fort

1. The entry fee for Mehrangarh Museum costs Rs 600 for adult, and Rs 400 for a student.
2. The opening time is 9:00 – 17:00.
3. It takes about 2 – 3 hours to finish the visit.
4. The rental fee for a camera is Rs 100. At the entrance, tourists can rent an audio guide with several languages, which will help tourists know more about the fort, and the rental fee is included in the entry fee.

How to Get There

Jodhpur is well-connected with many cities in India through air, rail, and road transport. The major transportation means to Jodhpur is as follows. Passengers can choose whichever they like.

By Air:

Airports are available for you to get to the destination Jodhpur, such as Jaipur, Delhi, Udaipur, and Mumbai. Among these, Sanganer Airport in Jaipur and Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi are the two nearest airports to Jodhpur, with the distance of 282km and 478km respectively.

By Train:

Jodhpur is connected to many major cities through train. Direct trains are available in Kolkata, Delhi, Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Mumbai, Jammu etc. to take you to Jodhpur.

By Bus:

Jodhpur is well-connected to the nearby places and cities though road transport. So you can catch the public buses and private bus to get to the destination.

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