Mehrangarh Fort in Jodhpur

Mehrangarh Fort Overview

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A magnificent historical edifice that serves as the crowning glory of Jodhpur, this fort stands on top of a raised hillock that is 400 metres above the level of its surrounding terrains. With its sprawling expanse, it prides in being one of the largest forts present across the country. The eventful history, well-preserved heritage and impressive architecture of this fort make it the face of Jodhpur on national as well as global platform.

Mehrangarh – a word for 'fort of the sun' – was chosen as the name of this massive structure that is 500 yards long and features 120-feet high and 70-feet thick walls. Today, this fort is preserved and owned by Maharaja Gaj Singh II – the current Rathore ruler.

The highlights are its seven imposing entrances, which include the famous Jai Pol (victory gate) and Fateh Pol. Exquisitely designed palaces like Moti Mahal (Jodhpur Zenana), Sheesh Mahal, Takhat Vilas and Phul Mahal speak of the architectural splendour of the royals. Mirror work, intricate ornamentation, beautiful glass panel, alcove and impressive woodwork adorn these palatial buildings.

A large part of the Mehrangarh Fort has been converted into a heritage museum, which is one of the finest museums across the country. The three-storey Daulat Khana Gallery houses treasured artefacts related to Rathores. Visitors can purchase exclusive souvenirs from the museum shop, which is the only such shop in the country.

  • Opening Closing Time Daily: 9 am to 5 pm

  • Photo Opp

    Every picture clicked at the Mehrangarh Fort is a reminder of the rich history, which is replete with sagas of bravery and the glorious reign of Rathores. Those interested in history and architecture can click pictures of various impressive structures housed within the fort premises. For a perfect panoramic shot of Jodhpur, this fort serves as the perfect vantage point.
  • Movie Connect

    The view of Jodhpur shown in the critically-acclaimed movie Dor starring Shreyas Talpade, Gul Panag and Ayesha Takia. (2004) was taken from this fort. The song Maula maula from Awarapan (2007) was also filmed at this site.

    Not only Indian movies, but also it has been picturised in a Hollywood film. The Dark Knight Rises (2012), which was the third of the famous Dark Knight trilogy, was shot here."
  • Entrance Fee "Museum:<br /> Rs. 400 for Foreigners (Including Audio)<br /> Rs. 300 for Foreign Senior Citizens and Students<br /> Rs. 60 for Indians<br /> Rs. 30 for Indian Senior Citizens and Students<br /> Rs. 150 for Audio Guide (Indians)<br /> Rs. 100 for Audio Guide (Senior Citizens and Students)<br /> Rs. 30 for Chokelao Garden<br /> Rs. 200 for Video Camera<br /> Rs. 100 for Still Camera<br /> Rs. 30 for Elevator<br /><br /> Free on 12th May (Jodhpur Foundation Day). Only elevator charges applicable."

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Location

P.B. No. 165, The Fort, Jodhpur, 342006, Rajasthan