Nahargarh Fort Jaipur Entry Fee
- 50 per person for Indians
- 5 per person for Indian Students
- 200 per person for Foreign Tourists
- 25 per person for Foreign Students
Nahargarh Fort Jaipur Phone
0141 513 4038
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Nahargarh Fort Jaipur Address: Krishna Nagar, Brahampuri, Jaipur, Rajasthan, 302002, India
An Opulent Structure Of An Era Gone By…
“Welcome to Majestic Realms of Nahargarh Fort, Jaipur”
As an avid traveller, you must have come across many a story being narrated about the once majestic Nahargarh Fort of Jaipur. With a structure towering in Krishna Nagar, there is a certain effervescence that captures the mind of the wanderlust. Why is Nahargarh famous? What sets it apart from the other forts and structures of the Rajput era?
History of Nahargarh Fort
Folklore and history combined to take you by surprise…
Overlooking the gorgeous Pink City of Jaipur lies a magnificent structure – Nahargarh Fort. Built in 1734 by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II, the founder of Jaipur, encompassed a larger than life structure that would not only protect the city but also add to its charm and richness. It was originally named ‘Sudarshangarh Fort’ and was later changed to Nahargarh, which means ‘Abode of Tigers’.
#Trivia- Nahargarh has never come under attack from any forces during the course of its history till date.
The palace was initially constructed as a peaceful retreat for the king and the royal family, overlooking the crest of Jaipur city.
#Trivia- The Fort was used as a place of shelter for the Europeans of the region along with the British Residents’ Wives to protect them during the 1857 Indian Mutiny or India’s War for Independence.
It is located on the oldest mountain range of the world, Aravalli Hills, and presents an eclectic view of the entire city, glittering with modern lights. The fort underwent a renovation by the Maharaja of Jaipur in the year 1868.
Architecture of Nahargarh Fort
A structure is defined by its architecture and Nahargarh Fort in Jaipur takes the cake…
This magnificent fortification was built originally to protect the city from invaders, but it never faced a single war. The fort follows the Indo-European architectural style, lined with multiple gorgeous structures inside the fort. It is said to be over 700-ft high.
The left of the fort ‘Tadigate’, has an entrance gate with a temple dedicated to the deity of the Jaipur monarchs. Besides this, there is another temple inside the fort dedicated to the Rathore Prince Nahar Singh Bhomia.
#Trivia- Legend has it that the fort is said to have undergone an obstruction by a spirit during its construction that was believed to be of Nahar Singh. Thus, the name ‘Nahargarh’ came as given in order to pacify the spirit of the Rathore Prince, by building a temple dedicated to him inside the fort.
Inside the fortress lies a two-storey building, called Madhavendra Bhawan’ built by Sawai Madho Singh. It has suites of the king and his 12 queens, which is further divided into 9 quarters or similar apartments, with each having a lobby, bedroom, kitchen, toilets and store.
The other structures inside the palace are ‘Diwan-i-aam’ or the House of Commoners, where the king met with his loyal subjects and listened to their problems.
#Trivia- The Nahargarh Fort of Jaipur was never directly attacked but lays witness to many historical events such as the Maratha Treaty and shelter to the Europeans.
The queens apartments were built in identical fashion and were constructed to let the Maharaja have his privacy, without letting any other queen know which one he was visiting.
There is a water tank in the fort that is built in a compact manner, with water channelling down the hill to the tank for storage. You can also observe a huge number of bats in certain top floor rooms of the fort. Beware if you are scared easily!
The corridors of the fort are lined with frescoes that are delicate and inspired from the architecture of the European and Rajput style. The intricate minakari work showcased along the corridors and connecting rooms are a treat to the eyes.
One can see a beautiful line-up of Elephants, horses, processions and nature that gives it a mesmerizing effect. Victorian floral paintings boast of fine craftsmanship and give a glimpse into the times and lives of an era gone by.
Until April 1944, the Jaipur government used the fort for official purposes of solar time reading from the Samrat Yantra in the Jantar Mantar Observatory, with the help of a gunshot fired as the time signal. It was also used as a hunting residence of the then Maharajas.
#Trivia- there are several vantage points around the fort that give you a panoramic view of the city. A great way for the photographers lens to meet the skyline.
The fort underwent multiple palace constructions between 1883 to 1892 by the then Maharaja of Jaipur, Sawai Ram Singh.
Image Gallery of Nahargarh Fort Jaipur, India
Things to do in Nahargarh Fort Jaipur
Now that you have admired the Forts’ beautiful architecture and its glorious history, let’s have a look at things to do around Nahargarh Fort.
1. Jaipur Wax Museum – A gorgeous attraction was built on the left side of the Nahargarh fort entrance in support of the Department of Archaeology and Museums Jaipur, Department of Tourism and Rajasthan Government.
#Trivia- this place was earlier known as the rest house of the soldiers- Vishram Grah and House of artillery- Shastragar.
The wax museum has over 35 silicon and wax statues dedicated to Bollywood personalities, sportspersons, freedom fighters, social activists, Maharajas and Maharani of Jaipur.
2. Sheesh Mahal- A one-of-its-kind architectural marvel, the Sheesh Mahal, or the Palace of Mirrors, is the latest landmark to be added adjoining the Nahargarh fort.
It is constructed using 25 million pieces of glass with Thikri, gold polish and mirror work. It bestows an absolutely magnificent and royal look to the fort now.
3. Sculpture Park – A gorgeous collection of sculptures lines this park that is built inside Madhavendra Palace in the expansive Nahargarh Fort. It takes you back to an era where the Kings ruled the land and gives an insight into the medieval times.
4. The Royal Gaitor Tombs - As the name suggests, this is a place of tombs of many Maharajas. Some of the prominent rulers, who have their tombs here are Madho Singh II, Pratap Singh, and Jai Singh II. It is located approximately a kilometre from the fort.
It is cozily situated beneath the Nahargarh Fort, in a cove between several desert foothills. It is known for its beautiful buildings, marble carvings and architectural delights that are still evident today.
Once you complete your visit of the fort, you can head to the local bazaars that are around 30 mins to 45 mins away from the fort, and have a peek at the local products and handicrafts.
Places to eat around Nahargarh Fort
Time to gorge..We know you are tired and now want to explore certain specialties or restaurants around the fort. Let’s have a look at some places to eat in and around Nahargarh Fort, shall we?
1. Once Upon a Time At Nahargarh - A lovely and quaint place to sit down after a tiring sightseeing schedule, this restaurant boasts of everything royal. With a royal seating arrangement, beautiful interiors and lovely cutlery, you can enjoy a sip of any beverage you like or gorge on scrumptious food of all varieties.
The outdoor and indoor seating are a perfect way to end your day at this charming fort.
It is located within the palace premises and renders a beautiful view of the Pink City.
2. Padao Restaurant - A beautiful place with an even gorgeous view, Padao restaurant lets you sit back and relax after a tiring day of sightseeing.
It is located very close to the fort and will probably take around 5 to 10 mins to get there. It is best suited for casual eaters, ones looking for a quick bite but great food.
An absolute treat to simply put your feet up after a hard day's walk.
3. Nahargarh Palace Hotel and Restaurant - As you guessed, it is located within the premises of the fort and offers exclusive setting to its diners and guests with a gorgeous view to blow your mind away. The culinary experience ranges from tastes of Rajasthan to international cuisine, making it a great stop for everyone!
#Tip- While you are visiting Nahargarh Fort, we would advise you to stopover at local markets and try the street food that is typical of the city. With multiple delicacy options, you can definitely devour your taste buds in local spices.
Best time to visit Nahargarh Fort
Jaipur, as we all know, is a desert city that is known for its scorching summer heat. To beat the heat, it is best to visit Nahargarh fort in Jaipur during the cooler winter months. October to March are a perfect time to pay a visit to the fort and other majestic attractions of the city.
It will help you to walk around the palace and enjoy it much more than it would during the summer season.
The visiting hours are – 10:00 am to 5:30 pm daily.
The entry fee is as under-
Indian Nationals- Rs. 50
Indian Students- Rs. 25
Foreign Nationals- Rs 200
You can also reconfirm the pricing at the gate while entering. You would ideally take around 3 hours to complete your tour of the fort.
How can you reach Nahargarh Fort
The fort is easily accessible by road. To reach Jaipur, however, you can try travelling in your own car or bus or by train or air.
Airways- The airport is located around an hour or 28 kms from the fort. It is can be reached via route NH248
Railways- The railway station is located approximately 50 mins from the fort i.e. around 20 kms. It can be reached via Amer Road.
Roadways- The bus stand is located approximately 17 kms from the fort. The best way to travel within the city is to book a private cab from top car rental companies in Jaipur and enjoy a hassle free ride in the comfort of the cab.
You must also visit Amer Fort, Jal Mahal, Albert Hall Museum, Hawa Mahal, amongst other beautiful historical sites that make Jaipur what it is. All these are the most popular sightseeing places of Jaipur that should not be missed on a trip to the beautiful city.
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