"Mehrangarh Fort - The grand Palanquin" Mehrangarh Fort Tip by Willettsworld

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The grand palanquin (known as a Mahadol) is an exquiste piece of art and of great historic significance. Maharaja Abhay Singh brought this palanquin to Jodhpur as war booty after defeating the governor of Gujarat, Sarbuland Khan in 1730. It dates from the early 18th century and the eves of the canopy are of beaten, cast and cut ironwork. The glass panes in wooden casements decorate the walls. It required twelve men to carry it and was used only by the Maharaja for special festivals, and to meet and greet kings. It?s easy to see why the Mahadol is called ?the palace of palanquins?.

Address: Fateh Pol Rd, Sodagaran Mohalla, Jodhpur, Rajasthan 342006, India
Phone: +91 291 254 5083
Website: http://www.mehrangarh.org/

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