Wednesday, 2 August 2017

Mehrangarh Fort: A Complete Tour Guide

The Mehrangarh Fort with Burnished Red Sand Stone stands high atop a hill more than 400 feet above the beautiful city of Jodhpur. Here is a complete tour guide that will help you go through the entire tour on our website before going there in person. This Citadel of the Sun built by Rao Jodha is celebrating its foundation day on May 12. As part of the festive spirit all tickets would be completely free except for the elevator charges. Before touring get an idea of how long the trip would take, the cost and how to make the most of your valuable time by spotting the best things to do. 

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Mehrangarh Fort Ticket Prices:

On all days (except on the foundation day) the ticket counters open at 9 AM and close down by 5 PM. Ticket prices range from Rs. 40 upward to Rs. 600. If you are an Indian national student or a senior citizen then all you need to pay is Rs. 40. There is elevator charge applicable which is Rs. 40. For all other domestic guests the tickets would be Rs. 70. The ticket price for international guests (people or tourists from other countries) is Rs. 600. If you are a senior citizen or a student you get a concession of flat Rs.100 off so that makes your ticket Rs. 500 (International Guests). There are helps available but several people prefer to go for an audio guide. An audio guide costs Rs. 150 for Domestic Guests and Senior Citizens and Students get it at Rs. 100 with concession. Fees vary for international guests. Camera Fees: Still Camera charge is Rs. 100 & Video Camera charge is Rs. 200. A walk through the Chokelao Garden costs Rs. 30.

How to Get to Mehrangarh Fort:

Once you get to the beautiful city called Jodhpur, you may want to book a cab online or through a local agent. If you are put up at a hotel in the city then you can also book the cab from the hotel. If you would like travel economically or travel like one of the local residents of the area, then take a bus or auto rickshaw to the destination. 


Tour inside the Mehrangarh Fort:

There is a Mehrangarh Fort Museum that lies inside the Mehrangarh Fort itself. This is one of the biggest Forts in the whole world and has seven gates. These are all the rooms and villas that housed the people living inside the palace. You can find the royal palanquins and the art that palace’s people indulged in like painting, etc. Take a look at the historic royal furniture and lattice wood work including the armour used in the battles fought by kings for kingdoms. Several queens have marked their hand prints on the gates before committing Jauhar. This was a suicide procedure that queens and young princesses took part in for kings who were defeated in the battlefield. Though these hand prints were smeared with thick paint and silver foil some of them are quite visible even now.

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