Mehrangarh Fort , Jodhpur

Mehrangarh fort is one of the largest and amazing fort among various fort of Rajasthan in city Jodhpur. It was founded in 1459 by Rao Jodha. The fort is located at an elevation of about 125 metres and extends over an area of 5 square km with 7 gates. Every year the fort is visited by thousands of tourists from all over.
There are 4 notable period rooms in the fort namely, Moti Mahal – The Pearl Palace, Sheesha Mahal – The Hall Of Mirrors, Phool Mahal – The Palace Of Flowers and Takhat Vilas – Maharaja Takhat Singh’s Chamber. Apart from these, the fort also has a museum which has various galleries which display various artefacts, an armoury and numerous paintings of the Rathore rulers and their various Conquests.

One of the major attractions in the fort is the ChamundaMatajiTemple, which is till date the royal family’s adopted goddess, the Idol was brought by Rao Jodha from the old capital of Mandore and is worshipped by most of the citizens of Jodhpur. Mehrangarh Fort is one of the main tourist attractions in the marvellous city of Jodhpur.

TRANSPORTATION

Airways
Jodhpur has its own domestic airport which is just 5 km from the city centre. This airport is well connected to other major cities such as Delhi, Mumbai, Udaipur and Jaipur.

Roadways
Jodhpur is well connected by bus from all major cities. Government operated buses like AC Gold line and Silver line Express also run between the two places.

Railways
Jodhpur is also well linked with rail with all major cities like Delhi, Kolkata and Mumbai.