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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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 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.
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.
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|
|Audio Guide for Domestic Guests||₹ 150||N.A.|
|Audio Guide for Senior Citizen & Student||₹ 100||N.A.|
|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.
You can pay visit to Café Mehran in Mehrangarh Fort