Khejarla Fort in the Jodhpur district of Rajasthan is an ancient monument to cherish. In ancient times, the Khejadla fort was used to protect the boundaries of the city of Jodhpur.
This fort has helped historians and archaeologists to understand a large part of Indian history. The fort showcases Rajput-Mughal architecture and styles and allows visitors to admire its unique beauty in its ruins and old exterior as well.
The Khejadla Fort has been useful for the Rajput rulers to successfully defend against Muslim attacks. This fort gives tourists a wonderful taste of the region’s native culture and the warmth of the desert sands. Presently the Khejadla Fort has been converted into a hotel that has exquisite vintage and rugged architecture on the outside but with the modern refurbishment of rooms that resemble any five-star hotel with a royal touch, which emphasize the presence of royal Rajput blood. The Khejadla Fort is now a well-visited tourist destination that displays the brave and rich Rajput heritage.
Attraction and History of Khejarla Fort
Standing tall and proud in the middle of the desert in Jodhpur, the Khejadla Fort is about 400 years old and has been renovated over the years. It contains the history of 14 generations of the Rajput dynasty as a result of land grants given to Maharaja Gopal Das Ji for his achievements in the court of the Rajput ruler.
The fort has provided 550 books of history and literature with the aim of preserving and understanding the history of the country, which proves to be a wonderful step in the preservation of the cultural, political and social literature of Marwar.
How to reach Khejarla Fort
The fort is only 14 km from Jodhpur airport, so a person travelling by air can get down at Jodhpur airport and avail a taxi or bus
People travelling by train can get down at Jodhpur station and avail of auto or state transport of their choice.
Things to do in and around Khejarla Fort
The fort itself is a fine example of art and the ambience of the area exhibits the culture and life of Rajasthan in optimum quantity. As you stroll through the village, you can find a 600-year-old temple of Goddess Durga, with some preserved sculptures from the 14th to the 15th centuries.
Khejarla Fort Opening/Closing Hours and Days
The fort has now been converted into a hotel, with reservations open throughout the day and night so that one can easily book rooms and stay in the fort.
Khejarla Fort Entrance Fee
There is no such entry fee to view the fort only from outside, but for the hotel stay, as per the room chosen and other facilities one has to pay.
Best time to visit Khejarla Fort
In the scorching heat of Rajasthan, it is recommended to visit the fort during winters, which is between the period from November to February
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