Citadel of the Sun

“A palace that might have been built by Titans and colored by the morning Sun” – Rudyard Kipling

Jodhpur 9

Jodhpur 2

Mehrangarh Fort, is one of the largest forts in India and one of the most impressive in Rajasthan. Mehrangarh stands 400 feet above the ground and boasts of rich courtly history and religious pilgrimage. Rao Jodha (r. 1438-89) led the construction of the fort. The fort was named Mehrangarh, meaning ‘fort of the sun’ – a reference to the Rathore clan mythical descent from the sun god Surya. The mighty wall rises in places to a height of 120 feet and is 70 feet thick.

The timings for the visit are 9.00am to 5.00 pm and the ticket prices are as under:

International Guests

Mehrangarh Museum: Rs 400

Jaswant Thada: Rs  30

Domestic Guest

Mehrangarh Museum: Rs 60

Jaswant Thada: Rs 15

Jodhpur 8

We have covered Jodhpur in more detail here – https://untraveledroutes.wordpress.com/traveling/rajasthan/jodhpur-the-blue-jewel-in-rajasthans-crown/

Happy Traveling 🙂

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Categories: Blue City, Jodhpur, Rajasthan | Tags: , , , , | 12 Comments

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12 thoughts on “Citadel of the Sun

  1. Wonderful places and amazingly captured.

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  2. Ranjani Somayaji

    wow.. amazing

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  3. Great captures… 🙂

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  4. I went to Mehrangarh recently and I love it. One of the best managed and kept-up monuments in India, no?

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  5. Lois

    Beautiful! Love the photos.

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