Known for its beautiful architecture, this magnificent fort stands a hundred feet in splendour adorning the spectacular skyline of Jodhpur. Considered as one of the most popular tourist destinations in Jodhpur, the fortress was originally constructed in mid 15th century by Rao Jodha and later expanded with many structures in the 17th century by Maharaja Ajit Singh.
The fortress is made of ornate red sandstone carvings of Shringar chowk and houses exquisite gold paintings of Phool Mahal, Jharokhas of Jhanki Mahal, intricate mirror work in the Sheesh Mahal and ornate palanquins in the Daulat Khana. The 7 gates Jai Pol, Loha Pol, Fateh Pol, Amrita Pol, Doodkangra Pol, Gopal Pol and Bheru Pol guards this outstanding architecture. The Rao Jodha Desert park adjacent to the fort is perfect for spotting local birds, butterflies and flora and fauna of the desert.
In awe of this iconic fort, Rudyard Kipling has aptly described it as “A Palace that might have been built by Titans and coloured by the morning sun”.
Location: P.B No 165 , The Fort, Jodhpur, Rajasthan 342001
Entry charge: International Guests (includes the audio) - INR 600
- International Guests (Students)- INR 400
- Domestic Guests- INR 100
- Domestic Guests (Sr. citizen, Student, Paramilitary personnel)- INR 50
- Entry free on 12 May- Jodhpur Foundation day
Timings: 9:00 - 17:00 All days of week