Mehrangarh Fort, Rajasthan India

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Introduction

Mehrangarh Fort is a very attractive tourist spot which is located in the city Jodhpur of the state Rajasthan, India. There are many forts which are very large among which one large fort is this Mehrangarh Fort.

In the whole Rajasthan this Jodhpur Fort is the most magnificient one which is none other than this Mehrangarh Fort.

There are many popular tourists places in India among which one is this Mehrangarh Fort.

There is a high hill in Jodhpur with 150 metres height on which this Mehrangarh Fort is situated. Rao Jodha had found this fort in the year  1459.

History

This is a history of Mehrangarh Fort which is directly connected to Rao Jodha who found this fort on a high hill. In the year 1458 this Rao Jodha had become the fifteenth Rathore.

The capital of his kingdom had to be moved with an objective of safety exactly after a year of his rule. There was a Mandore fort which was one thousand years old, had become progressively worse and the foundation of the Mehrangarh Fort just took place.

Construction and Specialities

 The reaching of the fort can be done only after crossing the seven gates. Many battles took place here and the marks can be still be seen now also on those gates.

There is a gate named Jaypol  which means victory. Maharaja Maan Singh wanted to commemorate his victories which he got over the armies of Jaipur and Bikaner.

So he built this gate for its commemoration. There is one more gate Fatehpol which also means victory.

Maharaja Ajit Singh defeated the mughals and in celebration of that joy he built this gate. There are many huge courtyards in the palaces which are more in number, built inside the fort which are famous as the other attractions of the fort.

 The royal throne of Jodhpur is in the palace named Moti Mahal which means the Pearl Palace which is one of the fort’s palaces.

There are many galleries and temples etc also in the fort. The hardwork and the sculpting skill can be easily understood of the Jodhpur sculptors.

Elephant Howdahs

There is a two compartment wooden seat on the back of an elephant which is known as “ the Elephant Howdah”.

Palnquins

 There is a mode of travel of nobility for ladies which was very famous known as Palanquin which was in the 20th century too till the second quarter.

Even by the male nobility and royals also these Palanquins were used on special occasions.

Daulat Khana

 The best preserved collection which are of fine arts of the Mughal period displayed in this gallery.

How to Reach and Exact Location                   

One can reach Jodhpur by air from anywhere of the country.

Jodhpur also can be reached by rail and road from anywhere of the country. After reaching the city every one can reach here by catching local buses and also can hire taxis or auto- rickshaws from anywhere throughout the city.

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