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.
- Audio guides are enormously informative and entertaining.
- Elevator and camera has separate charges.
- 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.
- By renting or hiring a car/taxi/rickshaw.
- kitchen and curry
- Cafe Sheesh mahal
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95% of people who visit Jodhpur include Meherangarh Fort in their plan
09 AM - 10 AM
61.26% of people start their Meherangarh Fort visit around 09 AM - 10 AM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Meherangarh Fort
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Meherangarh Fort
The maintenance can be much much better than it is today. The State Government and the Central Governments tourism ministry together can help preserve and protect this Monument and Legacy of the great minds and showcase to the world, the grandeur of India. The food in the staff canteen is Incredible at a Very reasonable price. Every Visitor to the fort must have food there. The three women preparing food in the canteen are Awesome. They work for 12 hours which should be reduced to 8-9 hours and they should be paid dignified wages.
Beautiful and massive fort with well preserved artifacts and armoury! Worth the visit! We should be proud of our great history! Built hundreds of years back, wondering how they managed such huge structures without the modern machinery we use today. Hats off to the precision they Achieved those days without any instruments.
We really loved the place for the same reasons as everyone else has stated. The history and the views are incredible. We did feel that rs1200 for two foreigners (without any guide) was a little expensive and ate into our budget quite a lot. I understand the point of a different pricing system, but the difference is quite a lot, given that we have saved up to come and travel India for 6 months with a limited budget. Still, we recommend it.
Sad that I can just rate only 5 stars for it. The best Fort maybe in the entire world. The grandeur Fort is well supported with brilliant maintenance. I have never seen such well maintained Fort before and the guides were brilliant as well. Preserving art and articrafts in such a good way is definitely commendable. Maintained by private trust of the king, they are indeed doing a great job.
Nice historic place, you’ll need to hire a guide along with you if you want to know more about this place. If you are a kind of a person who want to stay at a place for a while see its beauty take pictures peacefully and adore the scenery/view of the city, then you shouldn’t hire a guide 😂 The only thing sad about this place is if you hire a guide you’ll have to finish this in 1hour 30minutes It is that big because then the guide also has to report to their head point and wait for next customer. So to get more customers they go very quickly on their explanations And after completing entire tour if you think you’ll go again alone so that then you can click pictures and see the view then mostly you’ll not because usually people get tired walking there. (Some don’t) You can also take a headphone guide it is for 150 or 200 and you just have to press a button and the recording will be played there will be marking on each spots about the no you’ll have to dial to listen about that spot.