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Nahargarh Fort Jaipur

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Nahargarh Fort Jaipur

 Entry Fee
350 Rs. for Foreigners / 75 Rs. Indian (Includes entry to Amber Palace, Jantar-Mantar, Hawa-Mahal, Nahargarh & Albert Hall & Valid for two days)
 Timings
10 AM to 5 PM Daily
 Visit Duration
1 to 2 Hours

Rajasthan has always remained in limelight for its courage and bravery. The traces can still be seen in the forts and fortresses located in this state. One of them is the Nahargarh Fort which is located in the capital city of Jaipur. The fort is located at the top of the Aravali Hills and offers a stunning view of the city underlying. Due to this reason, Nahargarh Fort is a popular tourist attraction for both foreigners and people of Jaipur. The fort has also been picturised in famous Bollywood film “Rang De Basanti”.

 

History of Nahargarh Fort:

Originally the fort was constructed by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II, the founder of Jaipur. The fort was built in 1734. According to a popular belief, the fort was thwarted by the spirit of a Rathore Prince named Nahar Singh Bhomia. He has never let the construction be completed. To calm-down his soul, the king decided to name the fort after him and thus the name Nahargarh Fort. Also, the king constructed a small fortress inside the main fort and dedicated it to Nahar Singh. Later, the fort underwent many reconstructions by different rulers.

 

Incredible “Indian-European” Structural Design:

The fort is popular for its incredible structure and architecture. There is a ladies compartment costruted in the fort known as “Zenana Deorhi”. The splendid quarter constructed by royal women extends up to the 4 th of the quad. Each and every suite portraits a stunning flavour of Rajputana sculpture and savour for sumptuousness. Also, there is a “Mardana Mahal” for the royal men.

 

Madhavendra Bhawan:

Madhavendra Bhawan has 12 identical suites and it was constructed for the royal women. Also, there is a private living room for the king. All 9 queens of the king were provided a 2-storey dwelling. The rooms are fine blends of Indian and European architecture. All the rooms are connected with each other through broad hallways and beautifully decorated by frescoes.

 

Awesome View of the Nahargarh Fort:

The fort looks stunning in daylight and it offers even a better view during nights. People visit the fort during evenings to see the spectacular view of the Jaipur city. When the lights turn on, the city looks like a garland from the top of the fort.

 

Noteworthy Combats in Nahargarh Fort:

The Nahargarh Fort was originally constructed to provide protection to the royal women. But surprisingly, the fort never encountered any warfare, except some small ones. One of them was the “Maratha Forces” which invaded Jaipur in 18 th century. Nahargarh Fort offered protection to several Europeans as well as royal women of Jaipur during the war.

 

Nahargarh Biological Park:

Nahargarh Biological Park is a must visit place located nearby the fort. It is a 7.2 sq km sanctuary which boasts fine granite and quartizite rocks. The park is very rich if flora and fauna.

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