Mehrangarh Fort is an epitome of glory and royalty which is a pride of Jodhpur. This royal fort is amongst the largest and most stunning forts of India which is also a UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites. The magnifying architecture was built in the 1460’s by Rao Jodha which is situated 410 feet (125 m) above the city and is enclosed by grand thick walls. In the premises, there are several palaces which are popular for its intricate carvings and lavish courtyards. Mehrangarh Fort is a major attraction of tourists who come across Jodhpur while exploring the Rajasthan Tour.
Interesting tales of Mehrangarh Fort
The fort came into existence one year after Rao Jodha’s succession to the throne. The fort was beautifully constructed on the Bhakur-Cheeria which states the “Mountain of Birds”. The name of the fort was derived from Mehr-Garh, where Mehr means a “Sun” and Garh means a “Fort” (sun was believed as a god in the Rathore Dynasty).
There are various legends which are surrounded in the Fort such as grand walls which were withstood during the battles. The history of Fort says that a solitary person who used to stay on that hill cursed Rao Jodha on being disturbed. The curse of the fort would face droughts. Many sacrifices were made by the human beings in the prevention of the king. It is said that four people were buried alive at the four corners of the Mehrangarh Fort.
One more story which is associated with the history of the fort was that a man called Mehran was thrown alive from the hilltop. You must be having a keen interest in knowing what more is associated with this supersonic fort. To know more about the history of Mehrangarh Fort you should visit this once in a lifetime.
Festivals celebrated in Mehrangarh Fort
In the premises of Mehrangarh Fort, people organizes some exciting festivals which are widely celebrated in Jodhpur.
International Folk Festival of Rajasthan-
The International Folk Festival of Rajasthan is organized every year in the month of October. The festival is a music and art festival which is celebrated to encourage the traditional folk dance, art, and music of Rajasthan. This festival is supported by UNESCO because of its amazing initiative of broadcasting of folk dance form of Jodhpur.
Festival of World Sacred Spirit- This festival takes place in the month of February which aims at keeping alive the Sufi and sacred traditions of India.
A grand Structure of Mehrangarh Fort
The stunning architecture of Mehrangarh Fort will leave you spellbound. The architecture is so beautiful which will surely mesmerize you. Some of the most highlighted interiors are-
The finest art of mirror and glasswork has given its name as Sheesh Mahal. The hall of Sheesh Mahal is now not open for its visitors, one can see the intricately carved interiors through a small enclosure.
The Phool Mahal has dated back at the time when it was a private party room for men. The walls of the Mahal is adorned with paintings of the royal family. You can witness the royalty in every nook and corner of the Mahal.
This place is dedicated to the queens and princesses of Jodhpur. Royal proceedings which take place were watched by the queens and princesses from the window of this Mahal.
Mehrangarh Fort Museum, Chamunda Mataji Temple, Chokelao Mehran Terrace, are the other attractions of the fort which will leave you amazed.
Best time to visit
The best time to explore this majestic Fort is during Winters. In the month of October to March, the weather is soo pleasing which will surely make you fall in love with the scenic views of Mehrangarh Fort. you can also take an active part in the festivals which is celebrated in the premises.
The glorified architecture of Mehrangarh Fort will let you witness the royalty of this splendor heritage which you can explore in Rajasthan Travel Packages.Customize Your Tour