Mehrangarh Fort is a well known fort in India which is located in Jodhpur, Rajasthan. This is one among the largest forts in India which is built around 1460 by Rao Jodha. Key attraction of the fort is that it is situated 410 feet above the city and made with thick walls. This is also known as “Majestic Fort” and you can see network of stone-latticed palaces, museums, courtyards, and halls
As per history Mehrangarh Fort was laid on May 12, 1459 by Rao Jodha. He was the fifteenth Rathore ruler moved to Mehrangarh fort from Mandore, the first capital. Mehrangarh stands on the hill named ‘Bhaurcheeria’. The only human occupant of the hill was a hermit called Cheeria Nathji and the king need to move him from the hill.
The hermit was Upset with the displacement and he cursed Rao Jodha that the fort would suffer scarcity of water. The angry king Rao Jodha buried a man named Rajiya Bambi alive in the foundations to avoid the effects of the curse. Later Rajiya Bambi’s son and a Brahmin named Mehran were buried alive for the successful construction of the fort.
Those who visit the fort can see brilliantly crafted and decorated palaces includes carved panels, porches, elaborately adorned walls, brilliant stained glass windows etc. The Walls of Mehrangarh are 125 ft high and made of stone. The fort is open on all days and you can visit the fort between 9 am to 5 pm. Entry is free on Every year on May 12 which is the foundation day of the fort.
- Address: P.B No 165 , The Fort, Jodhpur, Rajasthan 342006
- Opening Hours: All days, 9AM–5PM
- Fee: Indian/foreigner: Rs 60/400 (incl audio guide)
- Camera charge: Rs 100
- Phone: 0291 254 8790