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Mehrangarh Fort


Fast Facts

It is one of the largest forts in India with a colossal height of 400 feet above the city.

Did You Know

There are several palaces inside the fort which are known for their intricate designs and expansive courtyards

Must Do

Visit the exhibitions on contemporary Indian, and Rajasthani art in the museum.

Introduction

Mehrangarh Fort, situated in Jodhpur city of Rajasthan state, has the distinction of being one of the largest forts in India. This majestic fort stands at an immense height of 400 feet (122 m) above the city. One of the few surviving ancient forts, Mehrangarh Fort is also known for its unrestrained grandeur and its collection of magnificent palaces.

During your visit to this more than 500 years old city you will be drawn towards Mehrangarh. It is undoubtedly one of the top heritage and historic sites in India which houses the Maharaja's palace, an extensive garden and several ancient temples. As you visit this opulent fort you will encounter the exclusive period rooms. The Moti Mahal, also known as Pearl Hall has Pearl-colored inside with colored glass windows.

You should not miss the Sheesh Mahal and the Phool Mahal, which are nothing less than magnificent. It is believed that Phool was used as the venue for dance programmes and other revelries. Zenana Deodi, is the inner chamber of the palace adorned with delicate sandstone screens and exquisite carvings. Besides these period rooms, Mehrangarh Fort also houses Chamunda Mataji Temple. This well preserved temple is devoted to the goddess with the same name. This beautiful ancient temple is located almost on the edge of the fortifications. The popularity of this temple is still very high.

Mehrangarh Fort in this Sun City also has a museum which displays a wide range of objects in its 14 display rooms. Mehrangarh Fort Trust organizes exhibitions of the works of both the contemporary Indian and Rajasthani artists. There are number of galleries within this fort which will offer you the idea of architectural excellence of those days. While Daulat Khana displays some of the finest collections of the Mughal period, the Armoury exhibits a unique collection of ancient armors in Jodhpur. The Turban Gallery and the Folk Musical Instruments Gallery are the other attractions of this fort. Like other forts in Jodhpur, the Mehrangarh fort has lot to offer. Your stay in second largest city of Rajasthan will be ever more memorable with the visit to this historic fort.

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