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  • Entrance Fee:
    Indians: Rs.100 Foreigners: 600
  • Opening Hour:
    9:00 AM to 5:30 PM
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  • LocationJodhpur, Rajasthan

  • Opening Hours 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM

  • Entrance Fee Indians: Rs.100 Foreigners: 600

  • Camera Fee Rs.250

Mehrangarh Fort, Jodhpur

Rudyard Kipling describes it as 'the Work of Giants'. Here, "it" refers to the majestic Mehrangarh fort, which stands on a perpendicular cliff above the skyline of Jodhpur. Narrating the true spirit of Rathores, Mehrangarh is one of the best-preserved forts in India.

An actual citadel of the Sun, Mehrangarh fort was founded by Rao Jodha in the 15th century. Since then, every new stone and brick added to the fortress describes the heroic and courageous tales of the Rathores.

For tourists to explore, Mehrangarh fort has several brilliantly crafted palaces, including Moti Mahal, Phool Mahal, Sheesh Mahal, Sileh Khana, Jhanki Mahal, and Phool Mahal. Moreover, to preserve the antiques of Mehrangarh, buildings in the fort premises serve as museums that host a collection of musical instruments, furniture, palanquins, paintings, and canons.

Mehrangarh Fort History

Built by Rao Jodha (the founder of Jodhpur) in 1459, Mehrangarh Fort is known for its beautiful architecture. The fort was built atop Bhaucheeria Hill, only 9 kilometers from Mandore.

Since the Sun was the primary deity of the Rathores and "Mehran" means "sun," the fort was given the name Mehrangarh Fort. The previous Jodhpur kings, including Maldeo Maharaja, Ajit Singh Maharaja, Takhat Singh, and Maharaja Hanwant Singh, added much to the original building.

Best Time to Visit Mehrangarh Fort

Winter is the perfect season to visit Mehrangarh Fort. You have a great chance to see the entire fort between October and March because the weather is cool and pleasant.

Winter mornings are the best time of day to visit the fort. Set out for the fort as soon as breakfast is finished because it opens to visitors at 9:00 am. You can spend the remainder of the day at local tourist attractions after spending two or three hours there.

How to reach Mehrangarh Fort

All of the major cities in India have developed rail, road, and air connections to the town of Jodhpur. Regular trains run between Jodhpur and the central Indian villages with suitable reference. The Rai Ka Bagh railway station is the closest one.

One of Rajasthan's most well-known airports, Jodhpur, is now undergoing an international airport conversion. Daily flights are available from different regions of the nation.

Also, all of the significant cities in Rajasthan and those in the neighboring states are connected by road to the city of Jodhpur. Express and premium bus services are available in the city. One can use buses, cycle rickshaws, auto rickshaws, or walk to get around the city.

Mehrangarh Fort Timings

The fort is open from 9 AM to 5 PM. It is better to visit this fort in the morning so you can have more time to explore it. If you would like to explore one more historic wonder after exploring this fort, you can visit Umaid Bhawan Palace.

Mehrangarh Fort is about 6.6 kilometers away from Umaid Bhawan Palace. It takes about 20 minutes to get to Umaid Bhawan from here.

Mehrangarh Fort Time Required

2-3 hours

Mehrangarh Fort Entry Fee

The Mehrangarh Fort Jodhpur ticket price varies for Indians and foreigners. Here are the details:

  • International Guests (Includes the Audio): INR 600
  • Domestic Guests: INR 100

  • Photography Permit (Still): INR 100

  • Photography Permit (Video): INR 200

  • Elevator (one-way): INR 50

Heritage temples inside Mehrangarh Fort

The sprawling complex of the Mehrangarh fort houses the royal temples which once served as the family temples of the Rathore dynasty. At the extreme right of the fort complex lies the historic Nagnechiji temple.

Just adjacent to it is the Chamunda Devi temple, which is dedicated to Goddess Durga. After a gunpowder explosion in the 18th century, the temple was reconstructed by the ruler Takhat Singh.

There are other buildings inside Mehrangarh Fort, such as the Howdah Room, Shringar Chowk, Palki Khana, and Daulat Khana.

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