Jodhpur is popularly known for its famous Mehrangarh Fort History. Rao Jodha – the ruler of Mandore built this famous fort of Mehrangarh in 1459. Mehrangarh fort was earlier known as Mihirgarh which is made of two words; “Mihir” which means sun deity and “Garh” means fort. Sun deity is said to be the chief deity of the Rathore dynasty. There are various Mehrangarh fort facts which make it a pride of Jodhpur. The fort is not only historically significant but also has architectural importance.
The fort is massive, enclosed with thick walls and sprawled over a large area. The fort is situated 410 ft. above the ground level. Within the fort, there are several other palaces built to serve different purposes and there are many beautiful carvings inside these palaces. The fort spreads over 5 kilometers above the hilltop and one can have a full view of the city from the fort.