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A Virtual Tour to Mehrangarh Fort in Jodhpur!

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Updated: Tuesday, August 16, 2016, 11:34 [IST]
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Jodhpur is one of the most visited travel destinations of Rajasthan. It is often called as Sun City for the bright sunny weather of the place, and Blue City for the blue painted houses that adorn the city. With some unique palaces and other attractions, the city is a wonder to a traveller who seeks culture, heritage and tradition.

Mehrangarh Fort is one of the major attractions of Jodhpur. From the wonderful architecture to the play of colours that the interiors flaunt, the structure is worth a sight! Here are some of the unique and interesting facts about Mehrangarh Fort that you may not know.

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The stunning structure of Mehrangarh Fort
Photo Courtesy: Honza Soukup 

1. Gateways to Mehrangarh Fort
There were originally 7 gateways to the fort. The gateways are Fateh Gate, Gopal Gate, Bhairon Gate, Toati Gate, Dedh Kamgra Gate, Marto Gate and Loha Gate. Among these, Toati Gate is missing today.

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The royal interiors of the palace
Photo Courtesy: Hector Garcia 

2. Walls of the Fort
The majestic walls of the walls are as high as 36m and are 31m wide. Several walls also have holes in them from the bullets that tell us about the historical past of the Indian rulers!

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A cart inside the palace
Photo Courtesy: Tom Bishop 

3. Museum at Mehrangarh Fort
The museum at Mehrangarh Fort has a huge collection of valuables and belongings of the royal families of Rajasthan. This include palanquins, elephant's howdahs, rare collections of armour from all the periods of Jodhpur, the turbans and other head gear that were prevalent in Rajasthan, etc.

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The windows at Mehrangarh Fort
Photo Courtesy: Milo & Silvia in the world 

4. The Royal Attractions of the Fort
The major attractions of the fort are Moti Mahal (where the King used to sit on his throne and address his subjects), Sheesh Mahal (The Hall of Mirrors), Phool Mahal (Palace of Flowers - This was an exclusive chamber of pleasure, where dancers used to perform for the Kings), Takhat Vilas (Chamber of Takhat Singh who was the last ruler of Jodhpur to reside in the fort) and Jhanki Mahal (The Peeping Palace - from where the royal women used to watch official proceedings).

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The splash of colours inside the fort
Photo Courtesy: Tom Bishop 

5. Eighth Wonder!
On her visit to the Fort, Jacquiline Kennedy Onassis, the former First Lady of the United States, commented "I have just seen the eighth wonder of the world." Such is the beauty of the fort!

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