Mehrangarh Fort Rajasthan
in this Section :
Fast facts, Brief history, Mehrangarh Fort Overview,
Speciality, Accommodation, Accessibility, Tour Packages.
352 kms, South West Jaipur
Best Time To Visit :
October - February
In the year 1458, Rao Jodha, the fifteenth Rathore ruler started his quest
for safer place to establish his new capital. After one years fruitful
search, the emperor selected the sight and laid down the foundation of this
massive fort. According to one belief a hermit used to live in a cave near
the site. Disturbed by the construction the hermit is said to have cursed
the emperor and his new building. Rao Jodha, terrified by this build a house
and a temple near the cave so as to appease the God. Some of the provsions
were added by the descendents of Jodha.
Mehrangarh Fort - Overview
Most of the forts in the state of Rajasthan have been built on hill tops
and Mehrangarh is no exception. The fort stands in the city of Jodhpur, on a
hill top rising about 400 feet from the ground. Mehrangarh is one of the
largest forts in India. The walls of this imposing structure rise to about
117 feet, and are 65 feet wide. The fort has in its treasure, several palace
halls, galleries, cenotaphs and a great collection of arts and crafts.
What's So Special
The grandiosity of Mehrangarh Fort is worth anything at Jodhpur. This
enormously built structure and carved to the perfection is one attraction
not to be compared with any other in the state. The fort is a store house of
several important buildings that stand established within the fort complex.
The prized attractions of the fort complex are palace halls. The most noted
ones include Moti Mahal, Sheesh Mahal and Phool Mahal The palace halls are
beautifully carved and each hall features its own speciality. Moti Mahal or
the Pearl Palace is provided by balconies and are believed as having been
built for the queens of Sur Singh. This palace is provided with fascinating
stained glass windows. Sheesh Mahal is famous for its delicate mirror works.
Phool Mahal or the Palace of Flowers features golden filigree on its
ceiling, paintings and portraits of many of the kings.
Some other attractions located within Meharangarh Fort premises include
galleries - Elephant's Howdah, Palanquins, Daulat Khana, Armoury, Turban
Gallery and the Folk Musical Instruments Gallery. These galleries house
numerous prized collections and the whole museum compound is said to be one
of the best in the state.
Jodhpur is well connected to a number of cities in the state and beyond
Rajasthan. The place has a domestic airport, railway services and bus
services. There are regular services for the city. Rickshaws, local buses
and taxis provide the means of commutation.
Places Where You Can Stay
Jodhpur city features a wide range of hotels for accommodation. From budget
to luxury class, there are available all kinds of hotels. Some of the most
featured ones include :
Budget Hotels -
Hotel Arvind, Shree Laxmi Hotel, Govind
Hotel, Hotel Ghoomar (RTDC)
Deluxe Hotels -
Hotel City Palace, Hotel Adarsh Niwas,
Ratan Vilas, Hotel Beniwal Palace.
Luxury Hotels -
Umaid bhavan Palace, Ratanada Polo Palace,
Taj Hari Mahal Palace.
Mehrangarh Fort Tour Packages
Features : This 18 days tour
takes you to several historical sites including the famous forts of
Rajasthan. You will get to visit the famous Mehrangarh Fort in the city
of Jodhpur. Other such places include Amber Fort and Jaisalmer Fort. The
tour makes all necessary arrangements such as travel, accommodation and
Features : This package
arranges for excursions to the popular forts of Rajasthan. Mehrangarh is
one place covered in your tour. Besides that, it also provides for
visits to Jaisalmer Fort and Junagarh Fort. The package includes guided
city tours and the tour plan is as - Delhi, Neemrana, Nawalgarh,
Bikaner, Jaisalmer, Manwar Desert Camp, Luni, Sardar Samand, Udaipur,
Deogarh, Jaipur, Agra, Delhi.
Features : Covered in this
tour are the famous attractions of Rajasthan like Mehrangarh Fort, Amber
Fort and Junagarh Fort. You will be having a days exploration at each of
the popular cities like Jaipur, Jodhpur, Jaisalmer and Bikaner. The tour
also incorporates camel safari and village safari.