Mehrangarh Fort – Amazing Place to See in Jodhpur

Forts are one of the most mysterious architectural pieces round the world, every fort has its own story of gallantry, love and passion. Mehrangarh Fort of Jodhpur is not an exception in this regards. This is one of the largest and well-kept forts of India. So, if you are passionate about Indian forts then a visit to the Mehrangarh Fort is a must.

Some Facts About Mehrangarh Fort

Now, let us checkout some interesting facts about Mehrangarh Fort, Jodhpur. Mehrangarh means the Citadel of Sun God, Mehr meaning Sun and Garh meaning fort. As you enter the city you can see this fort almost from any part of Jodhpur, due to its location at almost 400 meters above the city skyline.

The small handprints on the walls of Mehrangarh Fort depict the sacrifice of royal women during Johar (they plunged themselves into the fire when the army lost to save their honor from the enemy). The symbol of cannon balls on the walls showcase the battles which took place in the fort.

Mehrangarh Fort

Some of must see in this huge fort are:

  • The jharokhas of Jhanki Mahal
  • The lavish decor of Takhat Niwas
  • The gold paintings of Phool Mahal
  • The delicate mirror work of Sheesh Mahal
  • The Brahaminic blue houses around the fort
  • The red sandstone carvings of Shringar Chowk and
  • The large museum of rich paintings and ornate palanquins of Daulat Khana.
Takhat Niwas at Mehrangarh Fort

Takhat Niwas at Mehrangarh Fort

Besides Mehrangarh Fort, Palace on Wheels also takes you to other parts of Rajasthan, namely, Jaipur, Jaisalmer, Udaipur, Bharatpur, Sawai Madhopur, Agra, Fatehpur Sikri and New Delhi.

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Entry Timings:

You can visit Mehrangarh Fort on daily at 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Ticket sales are closed at 5:00 PM sharp.

Best Time to Visit:

Mid October to Mid March is the most pleasant time to visit the Mehrangarh Fort. Also, you can visit the nearby places in Jodhpur.

Love Adventure:

You love the adventure? So, don’t miss out the ZIP LINING at Mehrangarh Fort. It provides you a magnificent chance to fly in the sky.

The Mehrangarh Fort circuit has six zip lines and anyone has to complete all the circuits within 2 hours. 12 people in a group depart at a time and there are 7 groups take zip-lining in a day. Safety is the top priority when you are doing Zip-lining.

Zip Lining at Mehrangarh Fort

Requirements: Age: Above 10, Weight: Under 110kg

Timings: 9.30 a.m., 10.30 a.m., 11.30 a.m., 2.30 p.m., 3.30 p.m., 4.30 p.m., and 5.00 p.m

Visit Mehrangarh Fort on Palace on Wheels Why?

But why visit it the usual way? Travel to a fort in the royal way, just like a monarch, visit Mehrangarh Fort on Palace on Wheels. Why? Let us check out.

The Royal Ambience

Palace on Wheels India is one of the traditional luxury trains of India. The train comes with 14 royal coaches, all air conditioned and equipped with massive beds, writing tables, large mirrors and fresh smelling with the bouquet of aromatic flowers kept every day at the suites.

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The Delicious Cuisines

It is almost impossible to feel a place completely unless you get the real taste of the place. Be it the mouthwatering Rajasthani cuisines or the delectable global cuisines, choose your platter on this royal train.

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Get high with friends sipping quality drinks at the bar cum lounge of the train or know more about Rajasthan, its glorious history, forts and palaces reading books at the library of the train.

Exquisite Amenities 

Last but not the least, Palace on Wheels is no less than a 5 star hotel. It comes with amenities like

  • 24*7 attendants with utmost security and fire safety arrangements.
  • Free Wi-Fi, newspapers, television with LCD monitors and music channels.
  • Attached bath with toiletries, showers, running hot and cold water supply.

So, it can be said after you reach Mehrangarh Fort after travelling on Palace on Wheels you can actually feel the royal vibe and historic essence of the place. So, do not miss this chance, be on Palace on Wheels train to visit Mehrangarh Fort- a majestic and must see place in Jodhpur.

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FAQ’s related to Mehrangarh Fort:

Q. What is there to see in Jodhpur?

A. There are a number of amazing historical and natural places to see in Jodhpur. Some are Jaswant Thada, Mehrangarh Fort, Mandore Gardens, Clock Tower, Kaylana Lake, Rao Jodha Desert Rock Park.

Q. Is one day enough for Jodhpur?

A. One day is absolutely not much to visit all the worth watching tourist places. This beautiful city definitely deserves at least two days to visit the forts, mountains, deserts, etc.

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Q. How much time does it take to visit Mehrangarh Fort?

A. The time taken to visit Mehrangarh Fort is one to three hours. Your duration of the visit depends on your interest in the place. You can spend more time to understand the rich history of Mehrangarh Fort.

Q. Which is the best area to stay in Jodhpur?

A. The best area to stay in Jodhpur is considered as the area around the Clock Tower. You will get several hotels to stay near the market and the Mehrangarh Fort.

Q. Why is Jodhpur most famous?

A. Jodhpur is most famous for the following tourist destinations are Mehrangarh Fort, Bishnoi Village Safari, Umaid Bhawan Palace, Iconic Clock Tower, Jaswant Thada, Kaylana Lake, and many more.

Q. How can I go to Mehrangarh Fort?

A. You can go to the Mehrangarh Fort by taxi, train, or airplane. This fort is well connected by the center of Jodhpur so; there is no problem for commute.

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