Mehrangarh Museum Overview

Ranked 2 of 31 sightseeing in Jodhpur

Mehrangarh Museum was established with an aim to house the collections of Maharajah Gaj Singh II. In the museum are showcased miniature paintings, portraits, books and manuscripts, weapons, textiles and tents, elephant howdahs and palanquins, and various artistic objects in 14 display rooms. One of the most well-stocked museums in Rajasthan, the museum exhibits the heritage of the Rathore rulers with arms, costumes, paintings and decorated period rooms.

Selection of old royal palanquins, including the elaborate domed gilt Mahadol palanquin, which was won in a battle from the Governor of Gujarat in 1730, are housed in one section of the fort museum. In the museum, there is a Turban Gallery that seeks to preserve, document and display different types of turbans once prevalent in Rajasthan. Located in a part of the palace called Jhanki Mahal, Cradle Gallery once used to be the place from where women could peep through.

Collection of miniature paintings, and paintings from the Marwar School also form the exhibits of the museum. These belong to the 18th and 19th centuries, when the distinctive Rajasthani style got blended with Mughal naturalism, local folk style and bold colours. A rare collection of armour and weapons from every period in the history of Marwar Jodhpur are housed in the Armoury Gallery.

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Museum Shop after tiresome visit, enjoy shopping.

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Pearl palace is a 16th century's palace

Pearl palace is a 16th century's palace  Video Review
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Really a moment in the Royal Era

Really a moment in the Royal Era  Video Review
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Zenana Jhanki Mahal displays the baby cares

Zenana Jhanki Mahal displays the baby cares  Video Review
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Phool mahal is a famous attraction & spectacular

Phool mahal is a famous attraction & spectacular  Video Review
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Sheesh and Phool Mahals are just marvelous

Sheesh and Phool Mahals are just marvelous  Video Review
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This gallery displays colorful paintings of Marwar

This gallery displays colorful paintings of Marwar  Video Review
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Gallery displays Royal howdahs, Elephant seats

Gallery displays Royal howdahs, Elephant seats  Video Review
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These palanquins were the mean to carry Royal Ladies

These palanquins were the mean to carry Royal Ladies  Video Review
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Anointment courtyard Royal courtyard Royal events

Anointment courtyard Royal courtyard Royal events  Video Review
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  • Best Time: During DayLength of visit: 2-3hrs
  • Length of visit: 2-3hrsBest Time: During Day
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Monday - Friday:
9:00 AM -4:30 PM
Saturday:
9:00 AM -4:30 PM
Sunday:
9:00 AM -4:30 PM
Public Holidays:
9:00 AM -4:30 PM
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Kamal Dahiya

Kamal Dahiya5.0/5

112 reviews

Beautiful

This beautiful network of tonalities courtyards and halls, formerly the forts palace, is a superb example of rajput architecture, so finely craved that it often looks more like sandalwood and sandstone.

Shikha Sharma

Shikha Sharma4.3/5

149 reviews

Heritage fort

The museum is actually inside Mehrangarh fort. It's a museum with weapons, queens Doli, elephants seat etc. Architecture is too good and worth visiting.
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Vipin kuma Kaushik

Vipin kuma Kaushik5.0/5

5 reviews

Rich Heritage

I visited the museum of the fort, it gave me an insight of the rich heritages we had. It made me aware how royal the maharajas were at that time. The armoury and the bakthar shows how strong those kings would have been. As they carried such a load of weapons and had to fight. I enjoyed it very much.

Vijaykumar S

Vijaykumar S5.0/5

24 reviews

The glory of the yesteryear's Royal Family

It reflects the Glory of the Kings and Queens and the people who lived in the yesteryear's of Rajasthan. Lots of things kept on display which adds to the value of this museum. Utensils, Artilleries, Guns, Swords, Clothes, Palanquins, Children toys, Cradles, Royal Paintings and Photographs, and lots and lots more. Really reflects the rich culture of Rajasthan and India in those days. Definitely worth a visit. Overall most impressed by this museum and liked by one and all.

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Ritesh

Ritesh3.9/5

3 reviews

Well-maintained and lot of things to explore

Nice place to visit. Very well-maintained. Full view of the city. Historical place with lot of things to explore.

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