Mehrangarh Fort, Jodhpur

4.7
Must see · Historic Site · Tourist Spot
Perched atop a rocky promontory and overlooking the surrounding plains, Mehrangarh Fort and its towering walls rank among the most iconic landmarks in the country. Built in the 1450s by the rulers of the Marwar Kingdom, the fortress bears cannonball scars from the battles it saw in the following centuries. On your way up to the castle, you can marvel at the fortifications that rise 125 m (410 ft) above the city, sticking straight up from the hill's rock face. Explore the museum within to learn more about the fort's history and see an extensive collection of rare arms, armor, artwork, and other artifacts from the region. From the top of the battlements, lined with antique cannons, you'll get a sweeping view over the city and the landscape below. Make Mehrangarh Fort a part of your Jodhpur vacation plans using our Jodhpur trip planner.
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  • It's undoubtedly the best fort in India. Very neat and very well maintained. Guides are good and services must be taken for best experience. Must visit place.  more »
  • The fort is a huge structure overlooking Jodhpur city and is loaded with history of the Jodhpur ruling family. Booked a guide for ₹ 500/- Mr. Hukum Singh who took me round the fort. Interesting...  more »
  • Look at each and every thing and don't try to rush. Give an entire day to this place and then the next day cover everything else. I would say visit mandore garden or any other thing in the morning...  more »
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  • Awesome fort!! A very good historical place. Beautiful architecture and great view to the blue city. From the top of the fort you can see the blue city. And the museum is also well maintained. You can click amazing pictures over here! Also there is lift to go the top of the fort good for people who can't walk! A very beautiful scenic location. Awesome for click your beautiful pictures. History lovers are definitely like this place. Its museum contains many things from history. It would be liked by the people who love to know about its history, past culture. In one word this place is awesome.
  • What a stunning fort. The most intricate work I have ever seen. You could spend an entire day here and still want to stay more. Absolutely stunning. Marvellous. If you do not visit this place, you are missing out a lot of pleasure. I mean, its just incredibly gorgeous and they have maintained it with all it's glory.
  • A very good historical place. Beautiful architecture and great view to the blue city. A very beautiful scenic location. Awesome for click your beautiful pictures. History lovers are definitely like this place. Its museum contains many things from history. It would be liked by the people who love to know about its history, past culture. In one word this place is awesome.
  • Amazing fort. I really wonder how they have built such a large and magnificent fort without modern technology. We stayed in a guest house which was very near to fort. Don't miss night view before 10pm because they switch on flood lights and entire palace is illuminated with yellow lights and it looks that it is covered with gold. Mesmerizing.
  • I would suggest to visit this fort (nearby area) at the time of sunrise or during the afternoon to watch the sunset as the view of this fort at these two times is simply awesome. The best place to watch the sunrise and sunset along with the fort in frame is on the way to the fort(almost two kms away). The architecture of this fort is mesmerizing. The fort is indeed a prominent example of our royal heritage. It is well maintained and clean. The management is also quite active in preservation of this heritage. Also, this fort gives a breathtaking view of the city from its top.

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