At the top of a hill 125 meters high, stands the Mehrangarh Fort, a majestic building next to the city of Jodhpur, in Rajasthan, considered one of the most impressive and best preserved in all of India. Discover it!
If there is anything that identifies the state of Rajasthan that is undoubtedly its strengths and strengths. There are of all sizes, styles and degrees of conservation , but if one stands out above the rest it is located in Jodhpur : the Mehrangarh fortress is one of the great attractions of the blue city.
Fortress of Mehrangarh, emblem of Jodhpur
Although the construction of the Mehrangarh fortress began in 1459 during the reign of Rao Jodha , founder of the beautiful Jodhpur , much of the building that can currently be seen corresponds to the mid-seventeenth century. One of the most distinctive features of this building is its location: the high part of a large rock that dominates the blue city and that allows to enjoy one of the most fabulous views of the entire city.
Climbing to the top of the rock, known as Bhaurcheeria or mountain of birds, is a really nice walk along winding roads, leaving behind the bustle of the city to find, little by little, peace and tranquility. silence from the top of this great hill.
Enjoy the interior of the Mehrangarh fortress
From any point of the city you can see its wall, more than 36 meters high, which still retains part of the original canyons and protects in its interior landscaped courtyards surrounded by balconies decorated with huge lattices, elegant halls and, above all, , ornamental details carved on sandstone facades very well preserved. In the eyes of all visitors, the conservation of their decoration is what makes the difference with other buildings of Rajasthan . On the other hand, the Mehrangarh fortress also houses a museum with a large collection of musical instruments, ancient garments and miniatures, and a cafeteria and a restaurant where to put the finishing touch to the visit enjoying a delicious dinner by candlelight.
If you visit the city of Jodhpur you can not miss a tour of Mehrangarh Fortress and enjoy the legends and rich history that still maintains the mystery of this enclave. Its view at night is impressive and both indoor and outdoor lighting make the building an architectural marvel. Undoubtedly one of the most essential places in the state of Rajasthan .