|There are several palaces inside the boundaries known for their intricate carvings and expansive courtyards.|
Mehrangarh Fort is Jodhpur’s landmark. Let me make you aware that it’s not just a fort. It’s a domineering impression, an iconic footprint of the times gone by. Thus, the experience of visiting it is something more than the usual feeling of visiting a monument. The first thing that will amaze you about the fort is its massiveness. Yes, it’s huge!
I started my walk inside the fort at around five in the evening, when the sun was still very bright. It took me a while to reach the very end of it, the top of it from where you can have an overview of the city of Jodhpur. There are quite a few things to glance at – a distant view of Umaid Bhawan Palace, Clock Tower and the Blue City.
I am so excited to take you on a pictorial tour of the most impressive fort I have ever seen! Here it is -
|The fort is built 400 feet (122 m) above the city of Jodhpur.|
|The third movie of The Dark Knight trilogy, The Dark Knight Rises, was partially shot around the Mehrangarh fort.|
|The museum in the Mehrangarh fort is one of the most well-stocked museums in Rajasthan.|
|There are seven gates, which include Jayapol (meaning 'victory'), built by Maharaja Man Singh.|
|Fattehpol (also meaning 'victory') gate was built by Maharaja Ajit Singh to mark the defeat of the Mughals.|
|Notice the Umaid Bhawan Palace's miniature look from the Mehrangarh Fort's rooftop|
|The Blue City|
|A bird's eye-view of the city|
To be continued …
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