Nahargarh Fort
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Brief

Nahargarh fort stands on the edge of the Aravalli hills, ovelooking the city of Jaipur in the India state of Rajasthan. Located near the city of Jaipur, the fort at Nahargarh is testament to the mighty Rajput clans of Rajasthan. 

The majestic fort built by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II in the year 1734. Literally meaning the abode of the tiger, the fort was initially named Sudarshangarh Fort. Later on, the name was changed to Nahargarh, after the name of the temple built in the memory of Maharaja Nahar, whose spirit was claimed to have haunted the place till the building of the temple. Along with the forts at Amber, and Jaigarh, the Nahargarh Fort formed the defensive line that protected Jaipur. Interestingly, the fort here has never been the site of any battle.

The most popular language is Rajasthani. Other language spoken here is Marwari and Dhundari.

 
Travel Tips

The best time to visit the Nahargarh Fort is during the period between September and April. The temperature is cool then and you will not be hindered by scorching heat.



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Things to do

In case you are planning to make a trip to the Nahargarh Fort, prepared to be amazed by the Rajput architecture that stands proudly on the slopes of Aravalli. The majestic fort is built in Indo-European style. The gigantic ramparts and the huge gates are an imposing sight to any traveler who crosses the gates of Nahargarh. The ramparts of the fort connect it with the Jaigarh Fort. Once you have entered through the main gate, you will come across a temple dedicated to the family deity of the rulers of Jaipur. Mahendra Bhavan is another place to be visited. It is a multi-storied building which used to house the king and his queens.

The Dewan-e-aam is a beautifully designed area where the king used to hold his court and was open to the common people. The rooms in the fort have exquisite wall paintings and frescoes. As a matter of fact, these frescoes are amongst the major attraction of the fort. Drawn in the Mughal and Rajasthani styles, the frescoes are a testament to the amalgamation of the two cultures.

 
Getting Around

The city of Jaipur is quite well developed and getting around is fairly easy. The public transport system is quite good. There are plenty of buses. You can also move about by renting a car. Car renting services are fairly numerous and comes at a reasonable price.

 
Places to Stay

As a popular tourist destination, there are a large number of hotels in Jaipur where you can book your accommodations. Depending on whether you want to pamper yourself or look at the budget end of things, there are a wide variety of hotels to care to your needs.

 
How to Reach

  • If you prefer to travel by plane, the nearest airport is at Jaipur Airport. From there, you can either take a taxi or a bus to cover the remaining portion of the journey. Cars for hire are easily available just outside the airport. The distance between Jaipur Airport and Nafargarh Fort is around 20 km. It is connected to the major airports all over the country.
  • The nearest important railway station is at Jaipur. The rail station at Jaipur is connected to the stations in Delhi, and the other major stations across the country. The fare for interstate travel will be between Rs.1600 and Rs.3000 depending on the class you choose to travel in. If you are travelling within the state, the fare will be somewhere between Rs.150 and Rs.300. You can book your tickets from sites like irctc.in, makemytrip.com, and yatra.com.
  • The Fort of Nahargarh is quite well connected by road. There are direct bus routes between Delhi and Jaipur. You can get up on a bus from any of the important towns or cities and take a bus which will take you directly to Jaipur. Alternately, you can also rent a taxi or a car for the trip. Buses are of various types, from luxury AC ones to non-ac ones. The fare varies accordingly. The distance between Jaipur and Delhi can be covered by a few hours drive.

 
Surrounding Attractions

Once you have explored the fort, head to the Jantar Mantar. This astronomical marvel was built to study the heavenly bodies and was in use until recently. The City Palace is also quite nearby. Also, do not forget to visit the Hawa Mahal. This magnificent palace is one of the major tourist spots in all of Rajasthan.

 
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Police: 100

Fire brigade: 101

Hospital: 102