Trip Planner:   Asia  /  India  /  Rajasthan  /  Jodhpur District  /  Jodhpur  /  Historic Sites  /  Mehrangarh Fort

Mehrangarh Fort, Jodhpur

(5,500+ reviews on the web)
Historic Site Tourist Spot
Perched atop a rocky promontory and overlooking the surrounding plains, Mehrangarh Fort and its towering walls rank among the most iconic landmarks in the country. Built in the 1450s by the rulers of the Marwar Kingdom, the fortress bears cannonball scars from the battles it saw in the following centuries. On your way up to the castle, you can marvel at the fortifications that rise 125 m (410 ft) above the city, sticking straight up from the hill's rock face. Explore the museum within to learn more about the fort's history and see an extensive collection of rare arms, armor, artwork, and other artifacts from the region. From the top of the battlements, lined with antique cannons, you'll get a sweeping view over the city and the landscape below. For Mehrangarh Fort and beyond, use our Jodhpur vacation planner to get the most from your Jodhpur vacation.
Create a full Jodhpur itinerary
map

Plan your trip to Jodhpur

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans in Rajasthan by other users

22 days in India BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 5 days in Rajasthan BY A USER FROM INDIA June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 4 days in Udaipur BY A USER FROM INDIA August, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 17 days in India BY A USER FROM ISRAEL October, culture, beaches, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: October, culture, beaches, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in India BY A USER FROM INDIA August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in Rajasthan BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE November, popular PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 10 days in Rajasthan BY A USER FROM INDIA October, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 11 days in Rajasthan BY A USER FROM INDIA September, kids, popular PREFERENCES: September, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in Rajasthan BY A USER FROM INDIA September, kids, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: September, kids, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 22 days in India BY A USER FROM BELGIUM November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 4 days in Udaipur BY A USER FROM INDIA June, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: June, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Udaipur BY A USER FROM INDIA August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans
Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • This huge fort is constructed by Raja Umaid Singh's ancestors.. As it is a single entry fort, it was very difficult for the raiders to conquer.. There is an elevator which takes you to the top of the ...  more »
  • Beautiful and imposing fort best visited in the morning. The views of Jodhpur from the roofs are gorgeous.  more »
  • Dear friends, this place is heritage, this is no.1 property , when you go & purchase Tkt also purchase Guide & Lift Ticket for happy tour.  more »
Google
  • The Best Fort we've visited in India so far! Fantastic world heritage with museum to learn more about the city and royal family's history. It's also very well managed and maintained. Museum shop was great as well. It would be better if the lights of the Fort at night can be turned off later, turning off the lights at 9.30pm was a bit too early. The ticket includes audio guide automatically. It would be good to have option without audio guide.
  • It is the best fort I have visited. You will find artists sitting around the fort playing instruments and singing folk songs. It is super clean and very well preserved. It is most probably the only fort fitted with elevator. Be prepared to spend at least 4 hrs here. It offers a pretty good view of blue houses beneath. It is advisable to wear comfortable footwear as you need to walk a lot. Remember to have your lunch before the visit
  • Rajasthan is historical state and you find so many places but this fort is best among all. Government is maintaining well and making sure its clean all the time. You get great view of Blue city from top of this fort. History of this fort will make you interested. If your visiting Jodhpur you can't miss this place.
  • The fort has an interesting history. You can get really good tour guide with you who will tell you about the history and will let you explore the fort. It's such a clean fort and also you'll find folk artist seating there and performing their arts. You'll also get good food in the fort very good restaurants are inside the fort. Also adventure activities are there on fort like flying fox. Must visit place in Rajasthan..
  • This fort has an interesting history in term of the architecture so recommended a guide (not audio guide) to take along while your visit. Use elevator to go up and come back by steps while enjoying the beauty of architecture and museum inside the fort. There is a nice cafe also inside near to the entrance. The view of blue houses from the top of fort adds on to the city beauty.Don't go to fort from market area in your car, follow a route from back side of hill.