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Merta is an old city. Meerabai, the very famous poetess and devotee of Lord Krishna was born here. This town is a religious hub of Hindus. Charbuja Temple which lies in the city center is a paramount and famous attraction of Merta. It has witnessed numerous battles since it was ruled by Rajputs, Marathas, and Mughals. After one of these battles had taken place, Aurangzeb constructed a mosque over the ruins of the Shiva Temple which is another famous attraction of the site.

Merta was a vital kingdom under the reign of Mertia Rathore Rajputs. After some time, Rao Maldeo Rathore of Jodhpur who was the head of the Rathore clan attacked Rao Veeramdev of Merta out of jealousy. Veemramdev joined Sher Shah Suri and asked him to attack Jodhpur. As a result of this attack, Rao Maldeo left Jodhpur along with his army and joined Delhi Sultanate.

Rao Veemramdev was succeeded by his son Rao Jaimal. When Akbar attacked Mewar because of its refusal to give away its women to the Mughals, Rao Jaimal died fighting the battle. After this, Merta was merged with the state of Jodhpur and all his sons were given some portion of the nearby principalities.

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About Merta City

Merta city was established in 1480 and has witnessed huge and ancient events ever since. It is now a municipality which is situated in the Nagpur district in Rajasthan. As per the consensus of 2001, Merta had a population of 40,252.

Some villages which lie near the city include Morra, Sogawas, Indawar, Dangawas, Badgaon, Ren, Kumpdash, Chapari, Bedavri, Riyan Baddi, Kalru, Mokalpur, Lamba Jatan, Dhadhasni and many more. It has an altitude of 316m. The finest and most unique attractions in Merta city include Meera Bai Temple, Aurangzeb Mosque and Bhanwal Mata Temple.

Tips For Visiting Merta City

1. The best time to visit the city is during the months of February to March and then from October to December since the climate is pleasant at this point.

2. Take your prescribed medicines along and be on alert regarding the pollution and stampede in the crowd.

How To Reach Merta City

Merta city lies at a distance of 97 km from Jodhpur Airport and has its own railway junction which is well connected to all the major cities. Merta city is situated at a distance of 61 km from Pushkar which makes it a one-hour drive from Pushkar to reach there.

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