Mehrangarh Fort, situated 125 m above the city, is enclosed by thick walls. One of the largest forts in India, it contains several palaces known for their intricate carvings and expansive courtyards inside its boundaries. On the second gate, imprints of cannonball hits by attacking armies of Jaipur can still be seen. Chhatri of Kirat Singh Soda, a soldier who fell on the spot defending the Mehrangarh Fort, is located on the left side.Jayapol (meaning victory) built by Maharajah Man Singh to commemorate his victories over Jaipur and Bikaner armies forms one of the seven gates of the fort. Maharajah Ajit Singh constructed Fattehpol (also meaning victory) gate for proclaiming the defeat of the Mughals. Moti Mahal, the Pearl Palace is one of the most prominent period rooms of the fort.Largest of the forts period rooms, this room was built by Raja Sur Singh (15951619). Maharajah Abhaya Singh (17241749) constructed the Phool Mahal that has a ceiling rich in gold filigree. Maharajah Takhat Singh used to reside in the Takhat Vilas that has glass balls on its ceiling, testifying the modern age that arrived with the British. Mirror-work of brightly painted religious figures made in plaster adorns the Sheesha Mahal.
The Fort, Jodhpur, Rajasthan 342006, India
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