Friday, October 24, 2008

Mehrangarh Fort Jodhpur

The Mehrangarh Fort in Jodhpur is another great specimen of Rajasthani Architecture and is a must on any one’s itinerary to this area. In the year 1458 Rao Jodha moves the capital to Jodhpur to secure his people’s safety and began building the fort in 1459 on the Hill of Birds or Bhaurcheeria Hill as it is known locally. The fort has seven gates and each one has a special feature. There are many attractions attached to the fortress especially temples and a well visited one is the Chamunda Mataji Temple as Chamunda Mataji was one of Jao’s most favourite of Goddess Deities. Other wonderful attractions include the Moti Mahal or Pearl Palace and the Hall of Mirrors otherwise known as Sheesha Mahal. There is a museum too which has unique and ancient artefacts and tells a lot about the history of the region.