Mehrangarh Fort Jodhpur

The Mehrangarh Fort in Jodhpur is counted among one of the biggest Forts in India. Built in 1459 by Rao Jodha, the fort was built over an immense hill to create a new kingdom. The city got its name from its ruler. Multiple rulers have since helped build this mega structure with the fort having some or the other reflection of all the rulers who have ruled the city. With various temples, palaces and museums, it has now become the most popular tourist spot in Jodhpur. With multiple adventure activities and the incredible view you get from the top of fort, a visit to this fort is something that you will never forget. With the fort spread over a massive area of 5sqkm, you need a whole day to explore this fort in its full glory. To get a better understanding about this magnificent fort, let us dive into few of its most important details.

  • History
  • To speak about the history of this fort, we need to go back more than 500 years ago. When Rao Jodha planned to create a new kingdom with his name, he finalised a spot on top of a massive hill to build his fort. Started in 1459, the construction of this fort took more than 200 years to get the present look. One of the tales suggests that the hill belong to a Yogi and when the kind demanded the land, he cursed the place to have a drought every few years. However, the king built a temple for him where he can pray but locals believe that the curse ... + Like to Read More

  • Architecture
  • The architecture of Mehrangarh Fort mostly has an Indian touch to it with only the later rulers bringing in slight modifications in the architecture by adding a Mughal touch to it. The fort is built on top of a hill that is 410ft high. With the fortifications going a further hundred feet, the view from the top of the fort is impeccable. It was mainly to spot any kind of attack from miles away and get prepared. The initial fort structure had 5 gates but later rulers added two more gates to the complex. Vijay Pol and Fateh Pol are the two most im... + Like to Read More

  • Time | Entry Fees
  • 9 AM - 5 PM Indian National : 60 Per Person Foreign National : 400 Per Person

  • How to reach
  • To reach this beautiful fort, it is quite easy. Once you reach the airport, railway station or main bus stand of Jodhpur, you just need to take an auto or a cab from there. Make sure you finalise the fare beforehand. It can get a bit expensive. Another option is to go for the local bus but unfortunately the service is not that rapid.

  • Interesting facts about Mehrangarh
  • • Some parts of this hill have remains of volcanic rocks that are more than 600 million years old. The Rao Jodha Desert Park is located here. With 72 hectares of land, you have a lot of flora and fauna to explore in this park. • The fort stands on Malani Igneous Suite Contact. It basically represents the last activity of the Precambrian age in the Indian subcontinent and hence the Geological Survey of India declared it as a National Geological Monument. • According to some beliefs, the fort is haunted.