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Mehrangarh Fort, Jodhpur:

This image is showing an image of Mehrangarh fort Jodhpur.Jodhpur is situated at a height of 235 m on a range of sandstone hills about 386 kms away from Jaipur. It was foundedby Rao Jodha in 1459 A.D. This Fort, popularly known as Mehrangarh, is 122 m above the plains and is enclosed by a high wall with bastions. Its eastern towers and bastions are the strongest. The Fort is guarded by seven gates of which the fourth gate has been destroyed. The first gate, Fateh Pol is between twin bastions and has a curved barbican, its lintel is supported on corbels. Gopal gate, Bhairon gate and Dodhkangra gates have elegant arches. The sixth gate, Loha Polhas the hand prints of fifteen royal satins,wives of the Maharaja. this Loha Pol controls the final turn of the path of the fortround the northern end. The seventh gate, Suraj Pol leads sideways from the eastern passage into the durbar court. TheFort contains MotiMahal, PhoolMahal, the royal ladies apartments (zenana), SalimKot, MurliManoharji temple, Kalkatemple, Chamunda temple, Chamunda-ki-Nandi and the two small tanks namely the Rani Talao and the Gulab Sagar to the south. The Fort summit is divided into three areas, the palace of the north-west, the strongly fortified area to the south edge of the cliff and a long wide terrace to the east of the palace. In front of the Mehrangarh Fort in the picture you can see the Jaswant Thada.
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License:[Source CCRT ]Feb. 20, 2017, 11:57 a.m.

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