Mehrangarh Fort Museum

Mehrangarh Fort of Rajasthan, Jodhpur is one of the largest forts in India. Built around 1459 by Rao Jodha, the fort is situated 410 feet above the city and is enclosed by imposing thick walls. Inside its walls are several palaces known for their intricate carvings and expansive courtyards; a winding road leads to and from the city below. The current head of the Rathore clan and custodian of the fort, Maharaja Gaj Singh II, preserves the buildings and opened the museum within the fort as a record of the lives of his predecessors. His ancestors ruled the state of Marwar over many generations and built the fort. Maharaja Gaj Singh II ensures through the museum that their legacy is maintained and understood, preserving many priceless relics of Indian courtly life and Rathores heritage in arms, costumes and paintings. (Mehrangarh Museum Trust)

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