Mehrangarh Fort rises 125 meters over Jodhpur making it the city’s main landmark. The walk itself is a little steep, but you’ll be stopping to take pictures and stare at the grand doorways and balconies so often that you’ll hardly notice the incline.

For something a bit adventurous, you can actually go zip-lining inside the fort! The Flying Fox consists of 6 separate zip lines which fly around the fort, and give you a bird’s eye view of the gardens and the desert lakes. I can’t say I did it myself, but it is one of the most popular activities in Jodhpur.

What I did make time for was food. I ate at Café Mehran, which is located inside the fort and serves up some of the best samosas I had in India. It’s a nice breezy cafe and the walls are covered in portraits of the Maharajas. Another popular restaurant located within the fort is Chokelao Mahal Terrace which only opens in the evenings and offers fine dining with views of Mehrangarh Fort all lit up at night.

 

If you’re looking for something else to do after you finish touring the fort, you can visit Rao Jodha Desert Rock Park. This park sits at the foot of the fort, where you can hike the trails and see some of the local vegetation.

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