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Mehrangarh Fort

Mehrangarh Fort

The name Mehrangarh is from 2 Sanskrit words: ‘Mihir’- means the Sun god and ‘Garh’ means the fort. Mehrangarh Fort in Jodhpur is an embodiment of prestige and royalty. It is among the most beautiful and most massive forts of India. This place is one of the main attractions for tourists in and around Rajasthan. On a Rugged cliff with a central position, this fort beautifully dominates the skyline of Blue city- Jodhpur where it seems to be sprouting out of the rock. The fort is the most preserved and impressive one in India. This fort is spread across 5 km and is perched upon a hill at 400ft. You can plan a visit to this historical palace by booking a Mehrangarh Fort tour by Get Cab India.

The walls of the fort are of 118ft in height and 69ft in width which eventually protects the large area. Mehrangarh fort’s walls enclose several palaces that are known for its courtyards and intricate carvings. A road leads to and from the Jaipur city below. The two ancient temples in Mehrangarh fort bear the work of several different artists.

Highlights of Mehrangarh Fort, Jodhpur

  • Address: Sodagaran Mohalla, Jodhpur, Rajasthan-342006, India
  • Timings: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM (open on all days)
  • Entry fees: Indian visitors- Rs.60, Foreign Visitors: Rs.400
  • Camera fees: 100


Rao Jodha, the Rathore Rajput King, became the 15th Rathore ruler. Jodha decided to move his capital to a safer location of the city Jodhpur after one year of his accession to the throne. He made this decision as the one-thousand-year-old fort named Mandore was no longer considered to render enough security. Rao Jadha laid the foundation of the Mehrangarh fort with the aid of Rao Nara, his Diwan in 1459 on a rocky hill- Bhaurcheeria, the mountain of birds, which was 9km to the south of Mandore fort. To build the fort, he had to force the hill’s sole human occupant called Cheeria Nathji, the lord of birds, to leave the place. Angered on this, he cursed Rao Jadha saying that his fort will always suffer from the water scarcity. Then, Rao Jadha built a separate home for him in the premises of the fort, but until today, the fort faces draught every 3 to 4 years.

For the prosperity of the fort, Rao Jadha called Karni Mata of Deshnok, a powerful female warrior sage to lay the foundation stone and bless it. Unlike other Rajput forts, this fort remains in the hands of the royal family. The fort has unique architecture executed from different periods up to the 20th century.

How to Visit the Mehrangarh Fort?

You can fly to Jodhpur to see this unique piece of architecture. Jodhpur has its domestic airport, which is connected to many cities in India. You can even reach to Jodhpur via trains including the lavish ‘Palace on Wheels.’

You can reach Mehrangarh fort by auto-rickshaw or booking taxi services in Jodhpur. Though it is possible to go inside the fort without a ticket, then you will not be able to access the essential attractions. You will get the tickets quickly from the counter near the main entrance of the fort, Jai Pol on the north-eastern side. You can even book a Mehrangarh Fort Tour by Get Cab India

What all to see in the Mehrangarh Fort?

We ensure you that you will fall in love with the magnificent architecture of the fort. The fort looks so keen on the outside because of the well-founded walls. The interiors of the fort include the excellent glass work. Let us have a look at the things which you will see inside the fort:

  • Sheesh Mahal:
    As The Name Suggests, This Palace Inside The Mehrangarh Fort Is Full Of Detail, And The Mirror Works. The Alluring Glass Work Has Given It This Name. You Can See The Stunning Carvings From The Small Enclosure As The Chamber Is Not Open For The General Public. But You Will Be Able To See The Beautifully Carved Interiors From A Little Space. The Walls Of The Palace Are Adorned With The Variety Of Flower Patterns And The Paintings From The Indian Mythology.
  • Phool Mahal:
    In the golden period, Phool Mahal was a private party place for the royal men. The walls are embellished with paintings of the royal families. The palace is full of colours, and it exhibits the positivity and vibrancy. Every inch of the mahal shows the dignity and glory in the ceiling, glasswork windows, and also the carpeting of the floor.
  • Jhanki Mahal:
    These were the quarters which belonged to the queens of the Jodhpur. The princesses and queens watched the meeting and other things of the royal court from the windows of this mahal. The place today has some cradles from ancient times only. The ceilings of the Jhanki Mahal are beautifully decorated in blue coloured motifs.
  • Mehrangarh Fort Museum:
    This is a museum in the Mehrangarh fort where you can shop a wide variety of products like T-shirts, textiles, jewelry, caps, tote bags, etc. All the items represent the culture of the earlier times and the history of Jodhpur. You can also shop the products online from the Mehrangarh museum shop website.
  • Chamunda Mata Ji Temple:
    The fort has a temple on the premises. The temple is of Chamunda Mata Ji who is powerful and generates positive vibrations. The idol which in the temple is bought from Mandore by Rao Jodha. The temple is very famous among the locals and foreigners, and many people visit this temple, especially during Dussehra celebrations.
  • Chokelao Mehran Terrace:
    This is an open-air terrace restaurant that serves you delicious Rajasthani dishes along with a majestic ambiance. You can enjoy a fancy candlelight dinner in this royal restaurant. The setting allows you to enjoy the fort’s view on one side and the dazzling city on the other side.

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