Mehrangarh Fort (Jhodhpur), Rajasthan

Mehrangarh Fort located in [Jodhpur], Rajasthan, is one of the largest forts in India. Built around 1460 by Rao Jodha, the fort is situated 410 feet (125 m) above the city and is enclosed by imposing thick walls. Inside its boundaries there are several palaces known for their intricate carvings and expansive courtyards. A winding road leads to and from the city below. The imprints of the impact of cannonballs fired by attacking armies of Jaipur can still be seen on the second gate. To the left of the fort is the chhatri of Kirat Singh Soda, a soldier who fell on the spot defending the Mehrangarh fort. The museum in the Mehrangarh fort is one of the most well-stocked museums in Rajasthan. In one section of the fort museum there is a selection of old royal palanquins, including the elaborate domed gilt Mahadol palanquin which was won in a battle from the Governor of Gujarat in 1730. The museum exhibits the heritage of the Rathores in arms, costumes, paintings and decorated period

The fort has 68-ft wide and 117-ft elevated walls which overlook the surrounding plain. The fort has seven gates and the most famous among them is the Jayapol (meaning victory). When you are on a trip and you have already dreamt of witnessing the richness of the fort and its minutely made architecture, then it is advisable for you to plan it in any month between September and March. The reason is simple; you will not have to encounter the scorching heat, which shoots up to 45 degrees during the summers.

In fact, when you visit the fort and even the city during the winters, you will not only end up falling in love with the beauty of the city, but the weather as well.Opening closing time Daily: 9 am to 5 pm.

Other attractions of Mehrangarh Fort, Rajasthan include several palaces inside the fort, with their sprawling and huge courtyards. One of the fort's palaces, The Moti Mahal or the Pearl Palace, has the royal throne of Jodhpur, the Sringar Chowki. The fort also has galleries, temples, etc.


October to March

In Summer : March to June 25 °C - 42 °C

In Monsoon : July to September 23 °C - 39 °C

In Winters : October to February 10 °C - 24 °C


By Air :Jodhpur has its own domestic airport, just 5 km from the city center.

By Road :Road condition of Jodhpur Highway is quite good and therefore buses can be availed in this route.

By Rail :Jodhpur owns one of the major railheads in the North-Western zone of Indian railway.