Mehrangarh Fort Tour in Rajasthan
Jodhpur , Rajasthan
Period Halls, massive Gates, Chamunda mata temple, museum
Best Time to Visit:
: October to February
09:00 A.M. To 05:00 P.M.
For Indians: Rs. 220, For Foreigners: Rs. 250 including admission, camera and audio guide.
How to Reach Amber Fort:
You can take local means of transport for the fort.
Rao Jodha in 1459 laid the foundation of the phenomenal fort in Jodhpur which is now one of the biggest forts of not only Rajasthan but also India. Later additions by the succeeding rulers enhanced the beauty of th effort. The bewitching site of the fort captivates visitors attention. Follow the 125 m high hill range and the height of the fort becomes quite apparent. Looking with domination over the city, the fort is located on the exalted elevation of 400 feet (122 m) above the city enveloped by stubborn walls. The period halls, the massive gates, the museum, the temple, the cenotaph - all embellish the fort.
Architecture of Mehrangarh Fort :
The Fort is noteworthy because of its architecture. The architecture is so wonderful that the visitors are awestruck by its very sight. The monarchs of Mewar have well executed their fantasies in the fort. The interiors, courtyards, facades, arcades and halls of the palace, are all specimens of Rajputana architecture. By seeing the fort, the travelers can say that the rulers had spent lavishly on the construction of fort. The colorful windows of the Baithak, the sitting area, offer a superb view to the eyes. The fort has a series of apartments adorned with glided wood, Murano glassware, Chinese tiles. These artifacts remind the visitors of the glorious past.
Attractions of Mehrangarh Fort :
Most exquisite site at the fort are the period halls that add to the beauty of the fort. Discover the palatial beauty of Takhat Vilas Palace, Moti Mahal, Sukh Mahal, Phool Mahal Umaid Mahal. The names of all these palaces are equally evocative and Mehrangarh Forts Tour Rajasthan India.
: The fort has many gates which safeguard it. The huge gates foretell the story of the bygone eras. Some major pols of the forts are Jaypol, Fatehpol, Lohapol, Surajpol and Imritiapol.
Temple of Chamunda Mata:
The idol of the goddess was brought from the ancient capital of Mandore in 1460 by Rao Jodha. She was the isht devi of the raja. During dusshera celebrations, people flock to the palce.
If you are the one whom history attracts, then come to the Museum and a vast collection of artifacts is stored just for you. Enter the museum through Surajpol and see the collection of elephant carriage, exclusive repousse silver work with interesting motifs like rampant lions. The palanquins, armoury where there is an assortment of weapons, is quite pleasing.
Nearby Places to Visit Around Mehrangarh Fort :
The beauty of the white marbled edifice is a must see in Jodhpur. The mystical domes here are of prime attraction
Clock Towers and Markets:
It is an important landmark on the tourist map of Jodhpur. It is a wonderful place to wander around and see a well planned series of shops.
Umaid Bhawan Palace and Museum:
The Umaid Bhawan Palace is also called Chittar Palace as it is located on the Chittar hills. It is a must see palace built of pink and white sandstone.