Mehrangarh Fort


Mehrangarh Fort is one of the most imposing and largest forts not only in Jodhpur but in the whole India. It is a fort that oozes the charm and grandeur of a bygone era. It is situated five kilometres away in a hill in the outskirts of Jodhpur city. Its construction was started around 1459 by the king known as the founder of Jodhpur, Rao Jodha. But he could not complete it in his life time.

Its construction is believed to have been completed by Raja Jeswant Singh in the second half of the 17th century. The walls of the fort have a height of 36 metres and a width of 21 metres. There are several palaces inside the fort. The fort looks magnificent from the city and if you go inside the fort, the fort reciprocates the favour: the city looks unbelievably wonderful from the fort.

The fort is open to visitors from 9 am to 5 pm. Entry fee is Rs 250/-, which includes the charge of using still camera.

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