Mehrangarh Fort covers an area of 1,200 acres (486 hectares) in Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India. The complex is located on a hilltop around 122 metres above the surrounding plain, and was constructed circa 1459 by Rajput ruler Rao Jodha, though most of the existing structure is from the 17th century. Inside its boundaries there are several palaces known for their intricate carvings and expansive courtyards, as well as a museum housing various relics. A winding road leads to and from the city below. The imprints of the impact of cannonballs fired by attacking armies of Jaipur can still be seen on the second gate. To the left of the fort is the chhatri of Kirat Singh Soda, a soldier who fell on the spot defending Mehrangarh.
Location – P.B # 165, The, Fort Rd, Jodhpur, Rajasthan 342006
Nearest Airport – Approximately 5 km to get from Jodhpur Airport (JDH) to Mehrangarh.
Number of Rooms – 5 GRAND rooms
Space Capacity – Up to 300 Guests
Venue Type – Moti Mahal,Sheesh Mahal, Phool Mahal
The Museum houses one of the most important and well-preserved collections of fine and applied arts from India’s Mughal period, when the Rathore rulers of Jodhpur maintained close ties with the Mughal Emperors. Aside from the Museum, the Trust is a pioneer in conservation and restoration, a generous patron of the arts and music, and a thriving academic centre. Mehrangarh Museum Trust has been awarded the UNESCO ASIA-PACIFIC Award for Architectural Conservation, Cultural Heritage, and Adaptive Reuse.