Mehrangarh Fort Jodhpur

Mehrangarh FortOverview
Mehrangarh Fort  situating in Jodhpur, Rajasthan, is one of the largest forts in India. Constructs around 1460 by Rao Jodha, the fort is establish 125 m above the city . Inside the boundaries there are many palaces famous for their intricate carvings and expansive courtyards. A winding road leads to and from the city below.  To the left of the fort is the chhatri of Kirat Singh Soda, a soldier who fell on the spot defending the Mehrangarh fort.There are seven gates, which include Jayapol made by Maharaja Man Singh to commemorate his victories over Jaipur and Bikaner armies. Fattehpol  gate built by Maharaja Ajit Singh to mark the lose of the Mughals. The palm imprints upon these still attract much attention.

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Things To Discover

Elephant’s howdahs

The howdahs were a kind of two-compartment wooden seat (mostly covered with gold and silver embossed sheets), which are fasten onto the elephant’s back. The front compartment, with more leg space rasing a protective metalasdf sheet, was meant for kings or royalty, and the rear smaller one for a reliable bodyguard disguis as a fly-whisk attendant.

Palanquins

Palanquins were a popular means of travel and circumambulation for the ladies of the nobility up to the second quarter of the 20th century.

Daulat Khana – Treasures of Mehrangarh Museum

This gallery displays one of the most important and best collections of fine and applied arts of the Mughal period of Indian history, during which the Rathore rulers of Jodhpur maintaining close links with the Mughal emperors. It also has the remains of Emperor Akbar.

Armoury

This gallery displays a rare collection of armour from every period in Jodhpur. On display are sword hilts in jade, silver, rhino horn, ivory, shields studded with rubies, emeralds and pearls and guns with gold and silver work on the barrels. The gallery also has on display the personal swords of many emperors. Among them  historical piece like the Khaanda of Rao Jodha(3kg) the sword of Akbar the Great.

Paintings

This Gallery displays colours of Marwar-Jodhpur, the finest example of Marwar paintings.

The Turban Gallery

The Turban Gallery in the Mehrangarh Museum seeks to preserve, document and display the many different types of turbans once prevalent in Rajasthan; every community, region and festival having had its own head-gear.

Visiting Hours & Fee

9AM–5PM (All days)

 

Museum Tickets  Mehrangarh Museum Jaswant Thada
International Guests (Includes the Audio) ₹ 600 ₹  30
Senior Citizen & Student ₹ 500 N.A.
Domestic Guests ₹   70 ₹  15
Domestic Guests  (Senior Citizen & Students) ₹   40 N.A
Chokelao Garden ₹   30 N.A
Video Camera Fee ₹ 200 ₹  50
Still Camera Fee ₹ 100 ₹  25
Elevator ₹   40 N.A.
Audio Guide for Domestic Guests ₹ 150 N.A.
Audio Guide for Senior Citizen & Student ₹ 100 N.A.

 

Guide

               01  to 04 Pax ₹ 200 ₹   80
               05  to 15 Pax ₹ 300 ₹ 120
               16 to 30 Pax ₹ 350 ₹ 150
                31 to 50 Pax ₹ 450 ₹ 200

 

NOTE: The ticket sales close at 17:00 hrs. And on account of Jodhpur Foundation Day on 12th May .
Entry for all guests is free, only elevator charges are applicable.

Food

You can pay visit to Café Mehran in Mehrangarh Fort