fort stands a few hundred feet above the rest of Jodhpur. Centuries rolled by
before the imposing structure completed construction. Diverse influences of
varying architectural periods during construction are noted, and Mehrangarh
Fort symbolizes sheer power of the erstwhile ruling dynasty.
Fort itself stands atop a hill, with towering embattlements reaching up to 36
metres! Seven gates lead you into the fort which is among the largest in India,
and houses many palaces, temples, and even a museum.These gates were built by
different rulers to commemorate their victories over the invading armies from
Jaipur and Bikaner.
The most prominent palaces inside the fort are Sheesh
Mahal, Phool Mahal, Jhanki Mahal and Moti Mahal, while two temples of Chamunda
Mataji and Nagnechiyaa Maa have visitors flocking them during Navaratri season.
Standing on a perpendicular cliff, the vistas from Mehrangarh Fort are splendid
with specks of blue paving the ground beneath.
Inside the fort is possibly the best-stocked museum in Rajasthan. Several
galleries inside the museum have Elephant Howdahs and royal palanquins, along
with the finest examples of Marwar and Mughal paintings. The armoury’s prized
possessions include the sword of Akbar and Timur. One of the galleries inside
the museum has on display a variety of turbans prevalent in Rajasthan. Not to