"Mehrangarh Fort - Moti Mahal" Mehrangarh Fort Tip by Willettsworld

Mehrangarh Fort, Jodhpur: 76 reviews and 251 photos


The Moti Mahal, (Pearl Palace), takes its name from the quality of the lime plaster used. Mixed with finely crushed shells, it gives the surfaces of the room a pearl-like luster. Oil lamps glowed from every alcove. Light bounced off the gold filigree ceiling and reflected the colors of the stained glass windows. It was built between 1581 and 1595. Its ceiling is decorated with mirrors and gold leaf. The Moti Mahal was where Mehrangarh?s most important Durbars were held. A Durbar is where the Maharaja met his family, nobles, ministers, officers and spiritual leaders formally for matters of state.

Address: Fateh Pol Rd, Sodagaran Mohalla, Jodhpur, Rajasthan 342006, India
Phone: 0291-254-5083
Website: http://www.mehrangarh.org/

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  • Written Nov 14, 2007
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