Meherangarh Fort, Jodhpur
Meherangarh Fort, Jodhpur - Address, Phone Number, Ticket Price
Address: P.B No 165, The Fort, Jodhpur, Rajasthan 342006
Ticket Price: 600 INR
Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
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About Meherangarh Fort, Jodhpur
The charm of the Indian culture and vigor of the Rajput warriors is collectively reflected in this magnificent fort, one of the best in India. Standing tall and proud on a rocky hill in Jodhpur’s skyline, this fort is still run by the royal family of Jodhpur. A pocket-full-of history, legends and myths, this fort will enchant you in every way.
The northeast gate Jaipol is the prime entrance. The Dodh Kangra Pol was an external gate built in the 16th century. The worth visiting attractions inside the fort are Chokelao bagh which is a restored Rajput garden, the fatehpol or the victory gate, the Imritia pol and the Loha pol, the Chamunda devi temple and the Surajpol gate.
Remarkable point to visit is the wall inside the gates Imritia pol and Loha pol which bear the hand imprints of royal widows who threw themselves in maharaja’s funeral pyres. The bravery and the melancholy will hit your soul as you visit the place.
Also noteworthy is the museum, which is a superb example of Rajput architecture. The beautiful network of stone-latticed courtyards and halls which originally served as the fort palace are finely carved in sandstone. The collection includes royal trappings of the rulers, elephant howdahs and Jodhpur’s royal palanquin collection, textiles, paintings, manuscripts, headgear and the curved sword of the Mughal emperor Akbar, plus some wonderful ephemera, such as ladies’ ivory-inlaid dumb-bells. The other gallery is the armory, whose daggers, armor, rifles, spears, swords and axes are all works of art. The gallery dedicated to traditional miniature art is also worth observing.
The Takht villas or the bed chamber of Maharaja Takhat Singh, the zenana or women’s quarters, the Moti Mahal is an alluring treat to the eyes. Meherangarh fort - Rajasthan tourist attraction added in the Rajasthan Itinerary 2 Weeks. Must visit this amazing attraction.
Meherangarh Fort Information
- Audio guides are enormously informative and entertaining.
- Elevator and camera has separate charges.
Meherangarh Fort Ticket Prices
- Given are ticket prices for International guests.
- International Guests (Includes the Audio Guide): 600 INR
- International Guests (Students and Senior Citizens): 500 INR
- Domestic Guests: 70 INR
- Domestic guests (Students and Senior Citizens): 40 INR
- Video Camera fee: 200 INR
- Still Camera fee: 100 INR
- Elevator charges: 40 INR
- Audio Guide for Domestic Guests: 150 INR
- Audio Guide for Senior Citizen & Students: 100 INR
- Guided tour costs vary according to number of people. Please refer official website for details.
- Free entry on Jodhpur Foundation Day.
How To reach Meherangarh Fort by Public Transport
- By renting or hiring a car/taxi/rickshaw.
Restaurants Near Meherangarh Fort
- kitchen and curry
- Cafe Sheesh mahal
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Meherangarh Fort, Jodhpur Reviews
मेहरानगढ दुर्ग जोधपुर शहर में स्थित है। पन्द्रहवी शताब्दी का यह विशालकाय किला, पथरीली चट्टान पहाड़ी पर, मैदान से १२५ मीटर ऊँचाई पर स्थित है और आठ द्वारों व अनगिनत बुर्जों से युक्त दस किलोमीटर लंबी ऊँची दीवार से घिरा है। इसमें मोती महल, फूल महल, शीश महल, सिलेह खाना, दौलत खाना आदि यह किला भारत के प्राचीनतम किलों में से एक है और भारत के समृद्धशाली अतीत का प्रतीक है। इस पहाड़ी को भोर चिडिया के नाम से जाना जाता था, क्योंकि वहाँ काफ़ी पक्षी रहते थे। राव जोधा को चामुँडा माता मे अथाह श्रद्धा थी। मेहरानगढ दुर्ग की नींव में राजाराम मेघवाल को जीवित ही गाड़ दिया गया। (सहर्ष जीवित समाधि) Mehrangarh fort is located in Jodhpur city. This giant fort of fifteenth century is situated on the rocky hill, 125 meters high from the ground and surrounded by a ten kilometer long high wall with eight doors and countless towers. In it there are moti mahal, flower palace, sheesh palace, sillah food, dalit food etc. This fort is one of the oldest fortresses of India and is a symbol of India's rich past. This hill was known as Bhor Chidiya because there were quite a few birds. Rao Jodha was incredibly revered in Chamunda Mata. In the foundation of Mehrangarh fort, Rajaram Meghwal was burnt alive. (Happy living tombs)
Awesome fort with nice piece of history in the fort. You can see architecture of the fort and different swords used in the fort. Some awesome display if guns and a nice little bazaar add to an authentic touch in the fort. Travel time is approx. 10 min from main city. Avoid traffic at the entrance and go in the morning. Total travel time inside the fort will take 2-3 hours depending on how detail you want to see the fort.
Amazing fort... Very well maintained.. good security and clean washrooms... Lift available for people suffering from Arthritis so kindly use them... Amazing historical place to visit.. folk and classical performances are there... Museum shop which has amazing collection at fair and reasonable price.. prices of guides are controlled... Students kindly carry your I cards for getting 50% off on tickets.. A must visit place
Beautiful place, great place history buffs. Best go early in the day as the palace involves a lot of walking. You will find several folk performers in the common area of the fort. Museum exhibits are also quite fascinating giving a glimpse into the glorious past of the kingdom of Mewar. Hiring a guide highly recommended for history buffs.
Beautiful. It has a lot of history and it's a stonnish fortress. There's a lot of visitor everyday so it will be crowded. They were filming a movie when we were there so it was a nice touch of realism. It's been continuously renovated so it is in great condition. In the entrance you will receive an audio guide which is very informative through all the fortress. It's a very nice place to take wonderful pictures. If you wait enough you can have nice shots of the sunset. Totally recommended. You can't miss it.