Mehrangarh Fort

Mehrangarh Fort showing chateau or palace, heritage architecture and heritage elements
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Peek inside regal palaces, courtyards and temples, spot beautiful artwork and learn about Jodhpur’s royal history at this magnificent 15th-century fortress.

Mehrangarh Fort is the crowning glory of Jodhpur, a majestic fortress perched proudly on a rocky hillock. It’s a historic monument blessed with jaw-dropping architecture, fine art and exquisite ornamentation. Walk in the footsteps of celebrated maharajas and discover fascinating stories of the royal Rathore rulers. The Indian leader Rao Jodha founded Mehrangarh Fort in 1459, when he moved his base from Mandore to Jodhpur.

The entrance to the fort is spectacular and passes seven imposing gates that bear the reminders of battles and cannonball strikes. Gaze up at the solid 120-foot-tall (36-meter) walls. Look for the hand imprints left by royal widows who sacrificed themselves on the funeral pyres of former maharajas. Beyond the gates is a series of breathtaking courtyards and palaces built over 5 centuries and adorned with intricate latticework and decorations.

Today the fort’s buildings serve as the galleries of a fascinating heritage museum. Find displays of palanquins and elephant howdahs (covered seats). Check out a weaponry collection, which includes daggers, guns, spears and swords. Glimpse inside the former chambers of the maharajas, reception halls and elaborately designed women’s quarters. See ceremonial thrones, royal portraits and examples of princes’ cribs.

Wander along the cannon-strewn ramparts and gaze out across Jodhpur’s pretty blue rooftops. Visit the quaint Chamunda Mata Temple, which honors the Hindu goddess Durga. Curious visitors might want to have their fortune told by the fort’s resident palm reader.

The fort sits atop a hill overlooking Jodhpur’s city center. It’s a pleasant 20-minute walk from Ghanta Ghar via winding lanes lined with the city’s famed blue-painted houses. Alternatively, get here by taking a low-cost auto-rickshaw or taxi. Use the free parking lot located just outside the fort’s main entrance.

Mehrangarh Fort is open daily and has an admission fee. Rentable audio guides are available and provide excellent information about the fort and museum artifacts. Personal guides are also available. Visit the fort’s official website for further details. The website also has a schedule of events held at the fort, such as the Rajasthan International Folk Festival and the World Sacred Spirit Festival.

Top Hotels Close to Mehrangarh Fort

Singhvi's Haveli
Singhvi's Haveli
3.5 out of 5
NAVCHOKIYA ROAD, Ramdev ji ka chowk, Jodhpur, RAJASTHAN, 342001
The price is $19 per night from Sep 1 to Sep 2
Stay at this 3.5-star hotel in Jodhpur. Enjoy free WiFi, 2 restaurants, and breakfast. Our guests praise the helpful staff in our reviews. Popular attractions ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (20 reviews)
A very warm and comfortable haveli
"The haveli is located near fort and has a very beautiful scenery. I was able to take a rest in the haveli after sightseeing. And local bazar is near. You may expect convenience and comfortablity."

Reviewed on Jan 8, 2022

Singhvi's Haveli
RAAS Jodhpur
RAAS Jodhpur
5 out of 5
Tunwarji Ka Jhalara, Makrana Mohalla, Jodhpur, Rajasthan, 342001
The price is $198 per night from Aug 25 to Aug 26
Stay at this 5-star luxury hotel in Jodhpur. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the helpful staff in our reviews. Popular attractions ...
4.6/5 Exceptional! (107 reviews)
Excellent Property & food. But not good location
"The property, staff , service and food is excellent. Everyday we had different cuisines of food in the property restaurant and it was fantastic. The service is very good and staff is also courteous. The swimming pool was very well maintained. The crowd was good with few foreigners as well. Only thing ..."

Reviewed on Aug 16, 2022

RAAS Jodhpur
Haveli Inn Pal
Haveli Inn Pal
3 out of 5
Opp. Lake Gulab Sagar, Clock Tower, Jodhpur, Rajasthan, 342001
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $60 per night from Aug 27 to Aug 28
Stay at this 3-star historic hotel in Jodhpur. Enjoy free WiFi, a rooftop terrace, and breakfast. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff in our ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (104 reviews)
"Caution: hot water is not available 24/7. Other than that it was okay."

Reviewed on Dec 1, 2021

Haveli Inn Pal
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Best Lodging Options Near Mehrangarh Fort

Singhvi's Haveli
Singhvi's Haveli
3.5 out of 5
NAVCHOKIYA ROAD, Ramdev ji ka chowk, Jodhpur, RAJASTHAN, 342001
The price is $19 per night from Sep 1 to Sep 2
Singhvi's Haveli
RAAS Jodhpur
RAAS Jodhpur
5 out of 5
Tunwarji Ka Jhalara, Makrana Mohalla, Jodhpur, Rajasthan, 342001
The price is $198 per night from Aug 25 to Aug 26
RAAS Jodhpur
Haveli Inn Pal
Haveli Inn Pal
3 out of 5
Opp. Lake Gulab Sagar, Clock Tower, Jodhpur, Rajasthan, 342001
The price is $60 per night from Aug 27 to Aug 28
Haveli Inn Pal
Krishna Prakash Heritage Haveli
Krishna Prakash Heritage Haveli
3 out of 5
Nayabas Killikhana, Jodhpur, Rajasthan, 342001
The price is $26 per night from Aug 28 to Aug 29
Krishna Prakash Heritage Haveli
Yogi Guest House
Yogi Guest House
3 out of 5
Naya Bas, Manak Chowk, Jodhpur, Rajasthan, 342001
Yogi Guest House
Hare Krishna Guest House
Hare Krishna Guest House
3 out of 5
Near the Fort, Killi Khana, Mehron Ka Chowk, Jodhpur, Rajasthan, 110055
Hare Krishna Guest House
Kings Retreat Jodhpur
Kings Retreat Jodhpur
3 out of 5
Naya Bass, Killi Khana, Near Makrana Mohalla, Clock Tower Area, Jodhpur, Rajsthan, 342001
Kings Retreat Jodhpur
Goroomgo Sarvar Guest House Jodhpur
Goroomgo Sarvar Guest House Jodhpur
3 out of 5
Manak Chowk Rd, near Naya Bas,, Mohalla, Jodhpur, Rajasthan 342001, Jodhpur, Rajasthan, 342001
The price is $36 per night from Aug 28 to Aug 29
Goroomgo Sarvar Guest House Jodhpur
Rani Mahal
Rani Mahal
3.5 out of 5
Fort Road, Navchokia, Jodhpur, Rajasthan, 342001
Rani Mahal
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.