Mehrangarh Fort, Jodhpur: Introduction of Mehrangarh Fort, Architecture of the Mehrangarh Fort, Mehrangarh Museum in Jodhpur

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Mehrangarh Fort, Jodhpur

Introduction of the Mehrangarh Fort

Mehrangarh Fort in Jodhpur is one of finest fort among various other forts of Rajasthan. Mehrangarh fort has a magnificent and imposing structure, with a commanding view of the surrounding landscape. This fort is perched on the rocky cliff. The fort is situated at an altitude of about 125 metres and is spread over an area of 5 square km with seven gates. The Mehrangarh Fort is visited by thousands of tourists every year. 

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Architecture of the Mehrangarh Fort

The Mehrangarh fort is a labyrinth of wonders, not knowing what the next doorway might lead to. In front of the mammoth gate of Mehrangarh Fort, you can find a bearded Jodhpur resident, dressed in traditional threads with turban, sword, shield and hookah welcoming the tourists. You can also find a couple of local musicians singing Rajasthani folk music.

Inside the Mehrangarh fort you will find the carefully preserved regal artifacts which are the Phool Mahal, Sukh Mahal and Moti Mahal. The ceiling and the walls of the fort are exquisitely decorated, with delicate lattice work on the windows. A series of courtyards and palaces greet the visitor inside the Mehrangarh Fort. The palace apartments house a splendid collection of the trappings of the Indian royalty. Inside the fort you will also find the large and unusual wooden statues which are painted bright and the artillery system of the Rajput warriors. Through the various avenues and routes of this sprawled complex, you will reach the fort roof, overlooking the entire city of Jodhpur, from over rows of medieval cannons. You would be able to have a look at the entire city below.  

Mehrangarh Museum

Mehrangarh Museum Trust was established in March,1972 by the Maharaja Gaj Singh II with the principal objective of setting up a world class museum in Jodhpur. The construction of Mehrangarh museum was started after the establishment of trust. Now the Mehrangarh Museum houses and display the Maharaja's substantial collection of miniature paintings, portraits, books and manuscripts, weapons, textiles and tents, elephant howdahs and palanquins and various artistic objects in fourteen display rooms. Today various foreign and Indian tourists visit the Mehrangarh Museum.

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