The Mehrangarh Fort

The Mehrangarh Fort in Jodphur, India is one of the biggest still standing castles worldwide. It’s foundation was laid in 1459 by a man named Rao Jodha. Other rulers kept improving and enlarge the castle for hundreds of years.

Standing on a large hill with a fantastic view of its surroundings, it has walls 36 meters (118 ft) high and up to 21 meters (69 ft)  wide. The Fort was under attack many times. There are still visible dents in the wall which were caused by cannonballs of attacking armies. Inside, it has several palaces with intricate artworks and large courtyards. Today it is one of the major tourist attractions in the region.

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