Mehrangarh Fort

A fort coloured by the rays of the morning sun!

Opening Timings : 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Duration : 2-3 hours

Tickets : ₹60 (For Indians) & ₹400 (For foreigners)

COVID-19 Guidelines : Carry safety essentials, like mask and hand sanitiser.

Additional Cost :

For photography and videography at the fort, you have to pay ₹100 and ₹200 extra, respectively.

Tour guides also charge additional, which are available at custom packages

A Brief Overview of Mehrangarh Fort

Mehrangarh Fort tops the list of best places to visit in Jodhpur for a reason. It is one of the largest and most beautiful forts in India. Located 400 feet above sea level, this fort in Jodhpur is the epitome of royalty and glory.

The fort hosts a museum that glorifies the rich culture and heritage of the city. From the top, you get a stunning look at the blue houses, for which it is called the Blue City. Many famous Hollywood and Bollywood movies have been shot at the Mehrangarh Fort in Jodhpur. These movies include The Lion King, The Dark Knight Rises, Thugs of Hindustan, Veer, Holiday, just to name a few. 

History of Mehrangarh

Rao Jodha built Mehrangarh Fort in 1459. He was the twelfth king in the Rathore dynasty to rule Marwar. The fort was named Mehrangarh (fort of the sun) because the sun was the superior God for Rathores. 

The idea behind building this fort was to create stronger natural defences at a high elevation. It is over 500 yards long with walls more than 120 feet high and 70 feet thick. The fort has seven main gates with unique names- Fateh Gate, Victory Gate, Dedh Kamagra Gate, Bhairon Gate, Gopal Gate, Marti Gate, and Loha Gate. All these gates were built at different times with a particular purpose. 

The fort houses a number of beautiful palaces, a historical museum, and two temples. The palaces include Moti Mahal, Sheesh Mahal, Jhanki Mahal, and Phool Mahal. Chamunda Devi Mandir and Nagnechi Ji Mandir are the temples in Mehrangarh fort every tourist would love to visit.

Rao Jodha also laid the foundation of Jodhpur in the 15th century. The city was named after him.

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Things To Do (Popular Activities)

  • Zipline adventure
  • Explore the museum
  • Chamunda Mata Darshan

Tourist Attractions Near Mehrangarh Fort

  • Rao Jodha Desert Rock Park (850 m)
  • Jaswant Thada (1 km)
  • Clock Tower (3 km)
  • Ranisar Lake (450 m)
  • Padamsar Lake (500 m)

Nearby Shopping Markets

  • Ghanta Ghar Market (3 km)
  • Sardar Market (3 km)
  • Ansal Royal Plaza (4.4 km)
  • National Handloom, Nai Sarak (4.4 km)
  • Sojati Gate Circle (4.8 km)

Nearby Restaurants

  • Mehran Terrace
  • Indigo Restaurant
  • Roof Top India Kitchen
  • The Curry’s
  • Kesar Heritage Restaurant
  • Chokhelao Garden and Terrace Restaurant
  • JHANKAR Choti-Haveli Restaurant
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