Mehrangarh Fort
Mehrangarh Fort
4.5
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Jodhpur is a city in the Thar Desert of the northwest Indian state of Rajasthan. Its 15th-century Mehrangarh Fort is a former palace that’s now a museum, displaying weapons, paintings and elaborate royal palanquins (sedan chairs). Set on on a rocky outcrop, the fort overlooks the walled city, where many buildings are painted the city’s iconic shade of blue.Explore Jodhpur holidays and discover the best time and places to visit. | Mighty Mehrangarh, the muscular fort that towers over the Blue City of Jodhpur,
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Khush
Mumbai, India118 contributions
Family
Beautiful and not to be missed. It is better to buy tickets online and avoid the crowds because visitors are not wearing masks. The elevator takes you directly to the rampart and one has to buy separate tickets for that. All the restaurants inside the fort are closed like the Chokelao. A guide is a must at this palace as audio guide has been discontinued and the guides are extremely well informed about the palace and the city history. The tour takes 2.5 hour and the palace doesn't have ac rooms but inside it is cool and easy for children to go around.
Written August 10, 2021
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Wanderer
Bengaluru, India34 contributions
Fort is magnificent and provides spectacular view of old and new Jodhpur city. You can view the old city walls from the fort. There are few rooms that have been converted to museum and remaining are locked. It will take 2-3 hours to view complete fort.

There is small cafeteria where you can buy snacks, fast food and water bottles after the main gate. Ola/Uber are readily available to and from the fort and even there is auto stand outside.

You can either start the tour from bottom and go to rooms one by one till top and come back OR take a lift to top and then come down viewing each room. Lift ticket costs 50 Rs extra but you can skip taking it as it hardly takes 10 minutes coming down.

Guide charge is 500 Rs for 1-4 people which is on higher side. Ticket is 200 Rs per person.

Fort has tour directions, proper signs and museum will have details of the artifacts written in english/hindi. It is good to take a guide and support them but if you are on tight budget then you can view some youtube videos featuring the fort guide and explore the fort yourself.

Hollywood movie Dark Knight Rises was shot outside the fort and you can see the exact spot from the top of fort (google how to find it).

Overall good experience exploring our history and culture.
Written September 28, 2021
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DevB
5 contributions
Couples
The beautiful red sandstone fort Mehrangarh is owned by the present Maharaja and the star attraction of Jodhpur. Overlooking the city, this vast fort is only partly open for viewing by tourists. The fort also hosts private functions for those who can afford it. It’s also been the setting of many iconic movies and am sure will be the setting for many more in the future. The fort also has a museum displaying artifacts which afford a glimpse into the life of people from a bygone era.
Do consider hiring a guide to know the history and untold tales of the region. We had the privilege of being guided by an amazingly knowledgeable gentleman full of wit & humour. This made the tour doubly enjoyable. We ambled along with him soaking in the lore & the environment. If walls could speak, this fort would have some amazing tales to tell.
A thorough tour takes about 2hrs. Be ready for a lot of walking & climbing.
A ramp leads up to the imposing fort. You can buy a ticket and take the elevator part of the way.
The architecture is beautiful and the carvings on the walls & jharokas exquisite. One can’t help but marvel at the expertise of the craftsmen. The construction of the fort was started by Rao Jodha, but the whole fort was built over a period of about 500 years with different rulers building different segments. The legend of the curse of Mehrangarh and the sacrifice of Raja Ram meghaval to be buried alive to lift the curse is quite disturbing. For his great sacrifice there is a plaque in his name.
The cannons still stand guard on the ramparts as they did hundreds of years ago. We thoroughly enjoyed this trip into history and I am sure any visitor to this fort shall.
There is a DeviMa temple towards the back of the fort, for those interested in visiting & seeking her blessings . The pond in the fort near the temple is sadly dry. There are many steps to be climbed to reach the small but neat & clean temple with beautiful vibrations. The ambience was very soothing.
Enjoy your visit to this magnificent fort watching over the rapidly growing city of Jodhpur.
Written March 21, 2022
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Bhaskar P
Bengaluru, India51 contributions
Couples
We have been here on 3rd Jan 2022 and enjoyed the tour. If you are in Jodhpur, don’t miss to visit this historic place. Mehrangarh comes from Mehran taken from Sanskrit word Mihir (Sun). Better buy online ticket to avoid queue. We were not aware and bought entry ticket Rs200/- each, Also suggest to buy Lift ticket Rs.50/- each to save time & avoid elevated walk. The Rajasthan Marwar tradition & arms ammunition is been preserved here in the museum. Total time it may take for around 3-4 hours to complete the round & it purely depends upon how much photography you do & relax. Spend your quality time here to observe the historic & living of ancient life.
Attached some pictures taken from my iPhone XR. Thank You.
Written January 6, 2022
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CWegg
Tigard, Oregon, United States58 contributions
Couples
We have visited a few forts and palaces in India (in Jaipur, Delhi, and Udaipur), but this one is by far our favorite. The fort is impressive, as it sits on a hillock above the city. The entrance is a short climb from town (one entrance is near the blue city and the other is in the old city).
You can walk around the ramparts and through the gates for free. I highly recommend paying for the museum as well, which comes with a free audio guide that is very well produced. The museum ticket allows you access to the palace itself, including several impressive rooms and courtyards, and some interesting museum displays as well. The displays are well explained with signage in English and Hindu. Overall, everything here is explained, maintained, and restored with great pride and is well worth the visit.
Written March 1, 2020
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TravellerPSB
Bengaluru, India65 contributions
It is quite huge and we took about 2 hours to visit this place (not counting the time spent for shopping and in the cafe).
There is an elevator that takes one to the first level of the floor but for higher levels, it is all stairs. The elevator is chargeable though. There is an entry fee, fee for camera and also a guide service if you want.

Oh! what a view. The view of Jodhpur from the fort is awesome. The fort itself is decently maintained and there are directions to guide you. The staff also help you with any queries.

The architecture is splendid. Both interior and exterior are a treat to the eyes. (But personally, we liked the architecture of Junagarh fort in Bikaner). The fort is now a museum that displays the artifacts the royals used right from attires, toys, art, halls to weapons.

It is definitely worth a one-time visit. I will not spend time here if I visit Jodhpur again.

There is also zip-line activity in the fort premises.
Written April 11, 2021
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Milind Shah
Ahmedabad, India1,566 contributions
Family
One of the most visit places in Jodhpur. The fort stands tall in the centre of the city and can be viewed from almost every where.

The museum shows history and Royal life of the maharajas. The collection of weapons and tools will surely take you through the history. The fort is really huge and you need atleast a few hours to cover it fully. It is better to take a tour guide if you are visiting here for the first time.

The fort also offers some stunning views of the city from its top. One can also take a lift to the top (to avoide walking) at extra cost. The ticket rates of 200 Rs seem to be slightly on the higher side.
Written August 16, 2021
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jaideep s
12 contributions
Family
It's a must watch in Jodhpur.
Parking is available 20-30 mtr outside the fort.
We were traveling with a 4 year old and. 70 yr old. (Would recommend buying the lift ticket , else the walk up the fort can be tiresome. There are stairs too.
Folk Musicians are present at every stop along with light snacks shop.(The higher you go , the more expensive It gets)
The fort wall with old canons is accessible and the view of Jodhpur town and Umaid Bhawan is excellent)
Keep 2-2.5 hours for a leisurely time at the fort.
Early morning in winters can be windy , it's best to carry light jackets ,.you can remove them once the sun is bright.
Do keep 45 minutes for Jaswant Thada which is 5 min drive or a 10 min walk.
Written January 9, 2020
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Bhanuraman2003
Mysuru (Mysore), India142 contributions
We came here from Jodhpur. Security check intense. we cant carry food or lighters or heavy bags. we bought tickets for elevator also and went up the elevator. and were mesmerised by the sheer beauty and layout of the place. We hired a guide(rs.500) and saw the great beauty in the textiles displayed there. While returning we walked down, located a cafe which served delicious Rajasthani snacks and ended up sitting there for an hour reminiscing the history behind the fort. Not friendly for the handicapped as plenty of steps inside the fort, even if u use the elevator.
Written December 5, 2021
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Philip_Marsh
Greater Manchester, UK426 contributions
Friends
I find both the Amber Fort in Jaipur and this palace equally impressive but for different reasons. Whilst the Amber Fort is large, in all proportions, this palace has smaller proportioned living/entertaining areas but the sheer size and height of the walls and it’s layout really are something else.

Built in 1459 it’s built on a 125m high hill and uses every bit of its position to dominate the landscape. If possible I’d suggest that you walk up through the series of gates to gain access to the main part of the complex but for those who might find this something of a challenge there is a lift (for an extra charge).

It’s an impressive Rajasthan structure but the rooms are surprisingly ‘human sized’.

(Curious Fact: Swings were an entertainment for those in power.)

The shop there is also worth a visit and represents pretty good value (containing all sorts of offerings from Jodhpur Flying polo shirts at IRS1300 to Christmas decorations at IRS250). However the painter near the cash desk has an unusual take on salesmanship demanding why you aren’t buying his works of art whilst you queue up to pay.

Overall a great place to visit. Allow plenty of time.
Written February 22, 2020
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