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Mehrangarh Fort

Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India

About Mehrangarh Fort

The Mehrangarh Fort is a vast fortified palace complex in Jodhpur in India. It dates back to the mid-fifteenth century, when the leader of the Rathore clan, Rao Joha, decided to build a well-defended capital in place of the former capital, Mandore.

Indeed, with 120 foot-high thick walls and with its position on a steep hill, the Mehrangarh Fort would have been a daunting prospect to invaders. In fact, the Mehrangarh Fort has lived up to its imposing appearance, having never been captured.

Inside the Mehrangarh Fort are numerous palaces, such as the ornately decorated Flower Palace “Phool Mahal” and the Pearl Palace or “Moti Mahal”. One of the most famous features of the Mehrangarh Fort is its hall of mirrors or “Sheesh Mahal”, which is encrusted with mirrors. Visitors to the Mehrangarh Fort can learn more about the complex with the help of an audio guide.