Best Time To Visit Mehrangarh Fort
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Mehrangarh Fort is at the top of a hill that is 410 feet high from Jodhpur city. The fort is also known as Mehran Fort and is surrounded by tall walls. The fort has a great history. This fort reflects how brilliant architecture used to be in the Rajput era. The Jodhpur city looks stunning from the fort. If you are wondering about the best time to visit Mehrangarh Fort this post will provide you with detailed information related to the fort. 

History of Mehrangarh Fort

Mehrangarh Fort history” is a very interesting topic. The ruler of Mandore, Rao Jodha who founded the city of Jodhpur built the Mehrangarh fort. He wanted to move his capital to a place which is safe and at a higher. For this reason, he started building this large fort in 1459. Shri Karni Mata, a female warrior sage laid the foundation stone of the fort. It is said that to build this fort Rao Jodha had to move a hermit named Cheeria Nathji who used to live on the hill. It made him angry and he cursed that the fort would face the shortage of water. To make peace, he built a temple and a house within the fort for the hermit. It is also said that to break his curse, a man named Raja Ram Meghwal was buried alive in the foundation of the fort by the king. The man himself agreed to this sacrifice so the king promised to take care of his family that he kept. 

As time passed, descendants of Rao Jodha kept improving the fort from time to time. Jaswant Singh of Marwar later developed the Mehrangarh Fort into what it is today.

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Mehrangarh Fort in Different Seasons

Mehrangarh Fort which is in Jodhpur is a famous destination among travelers and visitors that can be visited at any time. But to enjoy your visit fully, planning your visit accordingly is important. Here is detailed information on how Jodhpur looks like in different seasons so you can plan your visit accordingly. 

  • In winter ( November to March)

If you are planning a Jodhpur trip with your family and friends to visit the Mehrangarh Fort, winter is the best season. For history lovers, it is the best place to visit. You will get to know more about why Mehrangarh Fort is famous. The temperature in the winter ranges from 14 to 26 degrees Celsius, making it a pleasant time of the year to visit the Jodhpur city and the fort. 

  • In monsoon (September to October)

The temperature in monsoon ranges from 27 to 35 degrees with light showers of rain. This time of the year days are hot and humid but evenings are pleasant. In the monsoon, you can enjoy the beautiful lush green view around the fort. About accommodation, there are many places where you can stay including hotels, homestays, and resorts.

  • In summer (April to August)

The temperature gets super hot in Jodhpur during summer, making it difficult and unpleasant to explore the city. The temperature reaches up to 30 to 40 degrees Celsius. It is an off-season so you can avoid visiting the fort at this time of the year. However, you get discounts on accommodations. If you are a budget traveler, you can still visit the place in the summer. 

Mehrangarh Fort Timings An Entry Fee

If you are planning a trip to Mehrangarh Fort but are not aware of the timings, you don’t have to worry, since you are in the right place. The fort remains open every day of the year from 9 AM to 5 PM. So the fort can be visited at any time on any day without worrying about Mehrangarh Fort timings. If you visit the fort on 12 May, you can enjoy free entry at the fort since it’s a special day celebrated as Jodhpur Foundation Day. You can also enjoy the guided night tours from 6 PM to 7 PM and 7 PM to 8 PM. 

About the entry fee Mehrangarh Fort entry fee is different for different age groups. For example, the entry fee for Indian visitors is 100 rupees per person. But for senior citizens, students, and paramilitary personnel, the fee is 50 rupees. The entry fee for foreigners is 600 rupees including the facility of an audio guide. For foreign students, the charge is 400 rupees. If you are a history lover and want a guided tour then you can hire a tour guide who will provide you with every piece of information about the fort. 

Things To Do At The Mehrangarh Fort

  • Visit palaces in the fort

Mehrangarh Fort has many palaces inside, each of these palaces is known for its own unique architecture and historical significance. The fort includes palaces like Sheesh Mahal, Phool Mahal, Jhanki Mahal, Deepak Mahal, Moti Mahal, Takhat Vilas, and Sardar Vilas, etc. 

  • Museum galleries in the fort

There are also some museum galleries in the fort displaying a collection of artifacts. These artifacts show the rich history and culture of India. Howdah Gallery, Palanquin Gallery, Daulat Khana Gallery, Textile Gallery, Arms Gallery, and Painting Gallery are some major galleries in the fort. 

  • Enjoy folk performances

At the entrance of the fort, you can enjoy folk music and cultural performances. You can also enjoy other cultural performances like puppet shows.

  • See the sunset from the fort

Watching the sunset from Mehrangarh Fort is special because from there you can see the beautiful views of the whole city and watch the setting sun from the highest point of the fort.

Jodhpur is a city that showcases the rich history and culture of India through its forts, palaces, architecture, etc. To explore Jodhpur more you can reach out to Rajasthan Tours India, a tour operator in Rajasthan known for their best services. They will provide you with the best-guided tours with the best packages.

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