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A Dream-Like Palace on Top of a Hill

by Stay Mango Mango Hotels

A must go place on almost every Indian’s bucket list is the state of Rajasthan and the city of Jodhpur is the metaphorical jewel in the crown of Rajasthan. The majestic Mehrangarh fort sits atop a hill and overlooks a sea of blue homes. This fort is worth a visit of reasons I have listed below.

Mehrangarh, known for its excellent design, impressive wall, and social and cultural legacy, is a standout amongst the most radiant fortifications in Rajasthan, India. Perched on a rough precipice at a height of 400 m over the urban conglomerate visible along the horizon, the fortification can be seen from any vantage point in Jodhpur. The local music of Rajasthani society melodies and the hints of chimes entice you as you enter the monstrous entry gates and walked around the bulwarks and back streets inside the stronghold dividers. Then you can escape into the past in the period of the Rathore rulers. As you later investigate the yards of the fortress, you will realise that the labourers and guardians of the post were wearing unadulterated white Kurtis combined with the differentiating vivid turbans. There is music and activity all over the place. Much has been composed and said in regards to the brilliance of the Mehrangarh Fort.

Writers, poets and bards sing about the resplendent red sandstone carvings of Shringar chowk, the exhibition of artistic creations, ornate palanquins in the Daulat Khana, mind boggling mirror work in Sheesh Mahal, the exquisite gold compositions of Phool Mahal, the lavish insides of Takhat Niwas, the Jharokhas of Mehrangarh fortress. Mehr signifies Sun and Garh is another name for Fort. Sun has been the main god of the Rathore administration and it is believed that the Rathores are the relatives of the Sun. According to the articulation in the local dialect, Mehr-Garh came to be known as Mehrangarh. 

I will now present to you some exceptionally intriguing tales about the fortification which excited my interest. Despite the fact that the post was initially developed in mid fifteenth century by Rao Jodha, the founder King of Jodhpur, it was extended with numerous royal residences and structures by his relatives over a period of 500 years. British writer and poet, Rudyard Kipling, had deep respect and admiration fort and thought that it might have been built by titans and coloured by sunshine. And coloured it is! The houses on the outer margins of the fort are all covered with blue paint earning the city the sobriquet ‘the pink city’.

To explore the city of Jodhpur you can book a hotel in the city. There are many good hotels near Jodhpur railway station where you can put up while you go exploring this blue city.


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