The Royal architectual Mehrangarh Fort of Jodhpur

Mehrangarh Fort In Jodhpur

Admire the intricate craftsmanship of the Mehrangarh Fort In Jodhpur
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Mehrangarh Fort, Jodhpur (Rajasthan)

Towering over the city of Jodhpur and the reason that Jodhpur flourished as it did throughout history, Mehrangarh Fort in Jodhpur is the impregnable fortress of the Rathore clan built by Rao Jodha around the 1460s.

Mehrangarh Fort History

One year after the accession of Rao Jodha – the 15th Rathore ruler – the Mehrangarh fort was built to establish a new capital of Marwar Kingdom. Before Jodhpur, The old fort at Mandore was the capital of the Marwar rulers. The biggest attraction in Jodhpur, this magnificent fort is hard to miss as it is situated on a high hill and is spread over 5 kilometres. Mehrangarh fort invokes an image of the strength and splendor of the Rajput kings of the past and their indomitable will.

Mehrangarh Fort Architecture

Built in Rajputana style, the fort is located in the heart of Jodhpur and it is perched on the top of a hill. Its walls are up to 36 metres in height and 21 metres in width, making it one of the most beautiful forts in Rajasthan. There are seven gates to enter the Mehrangarh Fort including Jai Pol, Fateh Pol, and Lodha Pol.

Today, visiting Mehrangarh fort gives tourists an in-depth idea of these important parts of Jodhpur’s history and impeccable insight into the sordid histories of the area. Apart from that, merely wandering through the giant fort and observing and appreciating the beautiful architecture is an experience that must be had when visiting the wonderful city of Jodhpur. 

The Jodhpur Mehrangarh kila is one of the finest forts in the entire country of India as its imposing structure, interesting architecture and compelling history lends it a unique aura that cannot be found elsewhere. Mehrangarh fort is one of the only forts that has still stayed in the possession of the clan that built it and ruled it as their own. As such, it is still well maintained, providing tourists with a lot of things to see and observe.

Mehrangarh houses within itself one of the finest museum collections in Rajasthan, giving travellers the opportunity to marvel at the bounties of the past. Mehrangarh fort entry fees are non-existent, with a ticket only needed for visiting the museum. Walking through the fort itself is open for all visitors. The best time to visit MehranFort fort, Jodhpur is the winter if you want to stay long and explore it thoroughly but there is also a case to be made for the summer when there are not many tourists around.  

Attractions of Mehrangarh Fort

Mehrangarh Fort stands beautifully on a rocky cliff which is about 150 m high. The fort looks magnificently beautiful when the sun rays fall on it. The most striking feature of this fort is its seven gate entrances, out of which the gate of victory (Jai Pol) is the most prominent one. There are various palaces inside the fort which speaks for themselves because of the intricate carvings and royal design. The Phool Mahal is a major attraction here because of its gold ceilings. Other than this, Moti Mahal, Rang Mahal, and Sheesh Mahal are other important and beautiful palaces inside the fort. Mansions like Ajit Villa, Maan Villa, and Umaid Villa are famous for their intricate ceilings, paintings, musical instruments, and other royal antiques. A part of the fort has been converted into the museum which has all the royal and vintage things.

 There is no light and sound show performed at Mehrangarh Fort at present. However, if you're visiting Jodhpur in February, make sure to attend Rajasthan International Folk Festival (RIFF), which is organized against the majestic backdrop of Mehrangarh Fort. 

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    Shrilatha Sp

    Bangalore

    Shrilatha's 6 days trip to Jodhpur

    I would like to start on a positive note , we did enjoy the trip and the best part of the trip was the desert camp at jaisalmer. I would agree that all the hotel rooms were neat and comfortable with our stay. On the other hand, we wasted time at Jaipur and the sightseeing at Jaipur recommended was worthless as all the 3 places were just ok roadside and could be covered easily in roughly one hour . The tripadvisor did not recommend that we visit amer fort which was worth place to visit at Jaipur . Moreover the cab drivers had some tieups with local shopkeepers at Jaipur and misguided is to shop first which took most of our time and they were really reluctant to get us to do sight seeing . In fact they took commission even at the restaurants. We could cover udaipur in half a days time and frankly there was nothing much to do there and it was just a city with a lake and not recommended at all not worth the 12 hours of travel from jaisalmer. The desert camp at jaisalmer was the best highlight of the trip and our families had a good time and taste of Rajasthan

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    Bhaktaranjan Mahato

    Kolkata

    Bhaktaranjan's 10 days trip to Jodhpur

    Thanks to Travel Triangle and his tour agents Ganesham tour and travels india ltd.for excellent trips arrangements by the team.I Will definitely recommend your travel agent to all my friends.Food quality to be improved in hotel Tokeyoo at jaisalmer.

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    Grkadekar

    Bengaluru

    Grkadekar's 6 days trip to Jodhpur

    The overall service was good. And all the arrangements made was good .hotels was very good.one comments about the hotels was the Vinayak desert camp though it was good , we were given tent with out geyser. We were not knowing about this. Even if we have to pay for tgat , the availability of the same should have been told to us. Once again over all experience was very good . I definitely recommend both travel triangle and asiago travels....govind

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    Babita Prabhu

    Mumbai

    Babita's 10 days trip to Jodhpur

    We booked our Rajasthan trip through Tourepedia in December 2019.I am very happy with over all experience and special thanks to Mr Pradeep singh he helped us in every moment they provided us with best hotels,best vehicle with very good driver.we really had a great time.

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    Kolkata

    Radha's 11 days trip to Jodhpur

    BOOKED A LUXURY TRIP TO RAJASTHAN FOR 2.35 LAK FOR 4 MEMBERS. THEY PROMISE ME A GUIDE AND A DRIVER FOR WHOLE TRIP INCLUDING STAY. STAY WAS TO INCLUDE 5 STAR HOTEL ONLY. PROS AND CONS OF THE TRIP PROS: 1. AMAZING PLACES TO VIEW 2.5 STAR HOTEL CONS: 1.ORDINARY ROOMS IN 5 STAR HOTEL ONLY 2.THROUGHOUT THE TRIP THE DRIVER WILL REEK OF TOBACCO 3.NEVER EAT IN THE PLACE WHERE THE DRIVER SAY SO 4.GUIDE ON THE FIRST DAY ONLY.REST U HAVE TO EXPLORE.AGENTS GIVE AN EXCUSE SAYING U DONT NEED A GUDIE BECAUSE EVERYHTING IS MENTIONED IN THE PLACE ITSELF.U CAN GO ,LOOK OUT AND TAKE LESS TIME. THIS IS TOTAL BULLSHIT BCOZ WITHOUT A GUIDE U WONT BE KNOWING ANYTHING.AT THE END OF MY TRIP WHEN I ASKED FOR A GUIDE THEY SAID THAT THEY DONT PROVIDE GUIDE.LOL 5.CHARGED FOR EVERYTHING EVERY SIGHT SEEING ENTRY EVERYTHING 6.AT THE END OF THE DAY U WILL KEEP ON GUESSING WHAT THE HECK DID I PAID THEM FOR. JUST FOR ROOM STAY AND DRIVER. ROOM STAY IN EVERY HOTEL GIVE YOU COMPLIMENTARY BUFFET WHICH THE AGENT SAYS IN PROUD THAT WE WILL BE GIVING U FREE BREAKFAST. OVERALL THE TRIP WAS HECTIC ONE.BCOZ ALL THE DAY WE WERE TRAVELLING ONLY BUT FOR THAT I AM RESPONSIBLE AS I ASKED TO COVER UP ALL CITIES.DRIVING WAS SMOOTH AND THE DRIVER WAS FRIENDLY(I HATE TOBACCO).I NOW WILL SHARE YOU MY HORRIFIC EXPERIENCE. I BOOKED A ROOM IN JAISALMER MARIOTT THEY GAVE ME VOUCHERS OF EVERY HOTEL INCLUDING THIS.AFTER 8 HRS OF JOURNEY I REACHED JAISALMER MARIOTT AT 8.15 P.M(NORMAL ROOM NOT THERE CHARGED EXTRA 4K FOR OASIS ROOM). I WAS EXCITED LOOKING HOTEL VIEW,WAS WAITING TO BARGE INTO MY ROOM HAVE A NICE SLEEP.BUT A NICE TWIST WAS WAITING.MANAGERS TALKING OVER PHONE KEPT ON WAITING.I ASKED THEM WHAT HAPPEN THEY SAID SIR YOUR ROOM WAS BOOKED FOR TOMORROW.I IMMEDIATELY CALLED MY AGENT AND TOLD HIM ABOUT THIS.SIR WAIT FOR 5 MINS U WILL GET A ROOM. THIS 5 MINS NEVER CAME AND 8.15 WENT TO 9.40.I ASKED MANAGER IF THERE WS ANY 5 STAR HOTEL HE SAID SURYAGARH PALACE AND COST WAS 27K FOR TWO ROOMS. THE AGENT GAVE AN EXCUSE SAYING SIR HE IS CHARGING HIGH I WILL BOOK U ANOTHER HOTEL AND BOOKED A ROOM IN 4 STAR HOTEL TWO SUITE ROOMS. WE RAECHED AT 10.00 P.M. WHEN WE ENTERED THE ROOMS WERE HUGE BUT WAS SO COLD THAT EVEN A HEATER IN THE ROOM COULD NOT GIVE YOU A GOOD NIGHT SLEEP.NEXT MRNING THERE WAS DESERT CAMP I STRAIGHT AWAY SAY NO AS STAYING HERE WAS SO COLD HOW COULD I STAY IN TENT.I TOLD THEM I HAVE BOOKING IN JAISALMER MARIOTT SO I WILL NOT GO FOR DESERT CAMP. THEN AFTER HE IS TELLING SIR U NEED TO PAY 16K EXTRA. AND WITH CURRENT OFFER THAT I STAYED IN DESERT PALACE HE WIL REFUND ME 8K. I SAID I DONT WANT REFUND I WONT GO SAFARI.AFTER LOT OF YELLING AND DISCUSSION AND ALSO GAVE COURT THREATENING HE AGREED AND I STAYED THERE. MORALE OF THE STORY NEVER GIVE FULL AMOUNT. AGENT IS SAYING DID U HAVE ANY INCONVENINCE BEFORE THIS JAISALMER MARIOTT ISSUE. HA HA HOW GUSTY OF HIM. U PLAN UR STAY.HOTEL STAYS BEFORE 2 MONTHS IN 5 STAR WILL ROUGHLY COME 140000 AND DRIVER 40K FOODING AND SIGHTSEEING INCL GUIDE 40K TOTAL 2.2LAK MAXIMUM. (12 DAYS TRIP) AGENTS CHARGED ME 2.39 LAKH INCLUDING DRIVER AND GUIDE(nO GUIDE LITERALLY) SIGHTSEEING AND FOODING COST ME 40 K . SO FOR 10 DAYS I LITERALLY SPEND 3LAKHS TO THESE CHEATERS.

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    Avinash Reddy

    Bangalore

    Avinash's 10 days trip to Jodhpur

    Kingsland Holidays was my best choice when it comes to Rajasthan tourism. They arranged the itinerary and trip beautiful without any trouble. The rooms given were amazing and we had an amazing time. Rohit and Mohit from the team were very helpful and was constantly in touch with me to make sure everything was going smoothly. Our driver Vikas was a smart localite who showed us around everywhere. 5 Starts for the whole team. Thank you guys for an amazing Trip. Thank you Rajasthan.:)

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    Kishanprabha

    Rajkot

    Kishanprabha's 4 days trip to Jodhpur

    Dear Back to Holiday it was pleasant & comfortable trip and economical package of mount abu & udaipur good hotel are provided and car driver prakash ji and he med memorable trip he gave good suggestion regarding palace of visit & restaurant good service & support provided form preeti sharma of travel triangle Mr Ajay Yadav of back to holiday certainly we will palm our future trips also with them hotel : very good cab & driver excellent and service of travel agent excellent so very much thank you for great trip me and my wife Udaipur fathesagar lake awesome

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    Vagisha Joshi

    Ahmedabad

    Vagisha's 4 days trip to Jodhpur

    one out of three hotels was not that much good. But it okay for one night stay.

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    Rakesh Shrivastav

    Jaipur

    Rakesh's 10 days trip to Jodhpur

    Hotels were good but services in the hotels were not up to mark - particularly Hotel Radisson Jaipur City Centre. Suryagarh and Samsara Desert Camp.

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    Suman

    Noida extension

    Suman's 5 days trip to Jodhpur

    jaisalmer was overall very beautiful experience . we would have been more comfortable if the agent would have worked more on our itinerary and have asked for our food preferences. we could hardly spend time in jodhpur and kept rushing from one place to another.

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    The Fort is open to visitors from 9am to 5pm.

    It has remained the capital of Rao Jodha, an Indian ruler of Mandore.

    No, you will not be fined. In fact, you should even try capturing the beautiful sunset from the roof of the Fort if you get a chance.

    The fort is located in Jodhpur, which is also known as the Sun City of Rajasthan .

     

     

    Rao Jodha of Mandore built the fort in 1460, around the time the city of Jodhpur was founded.

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