Thursday, 5 December 2013

Mehrangarh Fort – A Photo Essay (Part One)

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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18 comments:

  1. Love the lovely shots Renuka, especially the first one...looking forward to Part two :)

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    1. Thanks Siddhartha :) Glad you liked them! Mehrangarh Fort is simply splendid!

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  2. Lovely pics, Renuka!
    I love Forts! Yet to visit Rajasthan though...

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    1. Thanks Anita :) If you love forts, Rajasthan is your heaven!

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  3. Beautiful pictures Renuka and lovely write up :) I think im falling in love with Rajasthan!

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    1. Thanks Pallavi :) I'm sure you will love Rajasthan. :)

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  4. Amazing blog with excellent photographs. You have great and artistic photography skill. I hope with the help of your blog and your photos many people explore Incredible India's amazing places. Best wishes for your efforts and in future your blog is become more popular.

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    1. Thanks Dokka, for stopping by :)

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  5. Beautiful photos...never visited Rajasthan...I think now is the time.

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    1. Thanks Rajesh :) Yes, Rajasthan is a wonderful destination. You must visit it!

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  6. Beautiful pics Renuka... Super like the museum one, and birds eye-view!

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    1. Thanks Bhawna :) Glad you enjoyed the pictures!

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  7. Nice essay Renuka !! Yeah I came to know about this Mehrangarh fort 1st time after watching Batman : The Dark Knight Rises.

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    1. Thanks Tarun :) I'm yet to see the dark knight... but Mehrangarh Fort is splendid!

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  8. Great pictures!! would love to visit someday.

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    1. Thanks Bharati :) Yeah, you will love Mehrangarh Fort.

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