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Mehrangarh Fort (Sun Fort) in Rajasthan

Mehrangarh Fort in Jodhpur , a historical landmark. The fortified wall glows orange under the bright desert sun

Mehrangarh Fort (Sun-Fort) in Jodhpur, Rajasthan is one of the most magnificent and largest forts in India. Rising perpendicularly from a rocky hill about 410 ft above the city, it is enclosed by imposing thick walls. It was built around 1460. Inside its expansive grounds, it has seven gates, a museum, the Chamunda Mataji temple and the Rao Jodha Desert Rock Park. It also contains several brilliantly crafted and decorated palaces including Moti Mahal (Pearl Palace), Phool Mahal (Flower Palace), Sheesha Mahal (Mirror Palace), Sileh Khana and Daulat Khana.

Looks out for the iron spikes that deter enemy elephants, the scars of 1808 cannonball hits, the gates to celebrate the victorious triumphs and the Sati Shrine of royal widows who threw themselves on their maharajas’ funeral pyres

Mehrangarh is still run by the Jodhpur royal family. It is packed with history, legends and panoramic ramparts. A must-see gem of India!

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