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Mehrangarh Fort , located in Jodhpur, Rajasthan, is one of the largest forts in India. The fort is situated on a lofty height, 400 feet above the city, and is enclosed by imposing thick walls.

Built by the fifteenth Rathore ruler, Rao Jodha in mid fifteenth century, the name Mehrangarh is said to have originated from the Sun-deity has been the chief deity of the Rathores.

Standing at the top of the fort, it痴 an amazing sight with the battlements set four hundred feet above the hill. The hill on which the fort is built forks into an arm or a tentacle, which extends into the mesmerizing maze of blue below, merging fluidly with the horizon & disappearing into a haze. All of the houses of the city are painted indigo, once only allowed for the people of Brahmin caste but non-Brahmins soon joined in, as the indigo colour is said to deflect the heat and keep mosquitoes away. The 'rebel' house painted in bold red can be seen in the bottom left, near the fort wall, amidst the sea of blue :-)

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