• Nahargarh Fort

    Place To Visit Jaipur

    Nahargarh Fort


    Place To Visit


    Jaipur

    Nahargarh Fort

    Nahargarh Fort, which is perched atop the impressive Aravalli Range, provides breathtaking views of Jaipur. Due to its nearly 300-year-old illustrious background, this magnificent monument is a top draw for tourists.



    Why to visit this place

    In the eighteenth century, Sawai Madho Singh constructed the magnificent Nahargarh Fort. The name Nahargarh translates to "abode of tiger" At one time, Jaipur's city walls were fortified by the Nahargarh, Amer, and Jaigarh forts.

    The Nahargarh Fort, which contains a women's quarters called "Zenana," was largely utilised as a sanctuary for the ladies of the royal household. For the royal males, its counterpart, the "Mardana Mahal," was also built in the compound.

    What not to miss? 

    A zoo and the well-known Nahargarh Biological Park, which houses Bengal tigers and Asiatic lions, are located inside the fort, respectively. At the Madhavendra Palace, there is also a Sculpture Park with amazing sculptures on show.

    Nahargarh Biological Park: The Nahargarh Biological Park covers an area of 7.2 sq. km at the base of the Aravalli mountain ranges and is surrounded by dry deciduous and humid spike jungles. The dominant rocks in this area are quartzite and granite.

    Asiatic lions, Bengal tigers, and Indian leopards are among the creatures who have made this park their residence. The park is home to over 285 different bird species, including the white-naped tit, which is unique to this area.

    A zoo is located in the Nahargarh Biological Park, where visitors can witness hyenas, caged Asian lions, Bengal tigers, panthers, wolves, deer, crocodiles, sloths, Himalayan black bears, and wild boars. The zoo is closed on Tuesdays, so do take note of this.

    Sculpture Park: The Madhavendra Palace inside the Nahargarh Fort has been transformed into a sculpture exhibition including colourful works of art.

    It is a pure pleasure to look at the beautiful sculptures and the artistically decorated walls of the rooms in which they are presented.

    The finest part is that sculpture exhibition in the Nahargarh Fort is a yearly event, which means that new works of art are displayed there for everyone to view.

    Architecture of the Fort 

    •Built in the towering Indo-European architectural style, the Nahargarh Fort is adorned with scalloped archways, domed ceilings, and expansive gardens.

    •The fort's imposing external walls stretch for several kilometres, and Padi Gate, the fort's main entrance, is a testament to its superb construction.

    •The Madhavendra Bhawan, also known as the Madhavendra Palace, is the fort's most notable building. 

    •There are nine similar suites for the king's wives and one regal suite for the monarch himself in the Madhavendra palace.

    •The suites are opulent and include a store, lobby, kitchen, and bedrooms. All of the suites are connected by an outdoor corridor.

    •It's interesting how the suites are designed so that the monarch can visit one of his nine wives without the other eight women knowing.

    •The Diwan-i-Aam, a large hall where the king addressed the complaints of his subjects, is another remarkable building.

    •Within Nahargarh Fort, there are also two temples: one is dedicated to the deity of the emperors of Jaipur, and the other is to the Rathore prince Nahar Singh Bhomia.

    Restaurants inside the Fort 

    Once Upon a Time: The exquisite furnishings of this antique hotel inside the Nahargarh fort will undoubtedly transport visitors to the time of the Rajput and Mughal emperors. Delicious Indian food is served at Once Upon a Time, which offers both outdoor and indoor seating options.

    Padao Restaurant: This restaurant, which is owned and operated by RTDC, is close to the Nahargarh Fort. The best selection of vegetarian and meat-based dishes are available at Padao, an open-air restaurant.

    The eatery charges a 50 rupee admission fee.

    History of the Fort

    •It's interesting that throughout its history, the fort has never been attacked. But, significant events in the eighteenth century including the signing of treaties with Maratha armies transpired at the fort.

    •The fort has a fascinating history that goes back even further. Everything that was constructed during the day would collapse at night while the fort was being built, which was a bizarre occurrence that used to occur every single day. 

    •The King thought that the restless ghost of Nahar Singh Bhomia, a prince of Rathore, was impeding the construction progress.

    •In order to commemorate him, the monarch decided to construct a temple in his honour and name the fort after him, following the advise of astrologers. The fort's building continued unabated after then.

    Fun Fact

    •Many popular Bollywood films, including Rang De Basanti and Shuddh Desi Romance, were filmed at Nahargarh Fort.

    •The fort was also depicted in Satyajit Ray's famous Bengali thriller Sonar Kella from 1971.

    •Many Europeans who were relocated to the fort during the Great Uprising of 1857 received safety from the area's then-ruler Sawai Ram Singh.

    Entrance Fees

    The entrance price is INR 50 for Indians and INR 200 for Foreigners. 

    Additionally, composite tickets are available; they cost Rs. 1000 for foreigners and Rs. 300 for Indians. This ticket will cover admission costs to the Central Museum, Jantar Mantar, Hawa Mahal, and Amer Fort.

    Guide Availability 

    To use a guide, you must pay a price, which varies depending on the services used and the individual.

    Visit Duration 

    1-2 hours

    More About Nahargarh Fort

    Is it permitted to take pictures or videos, and how much does it cost?

    Yes, photography and videography are permitted.The cost for photography is INR 20 for Indians and INR 50 for foreigners. In addition, videography costs INR 70.

    What attractions are close to Nahargarh Fort?

    Amber Palace (4 km), The Rustic Paths (2.7 km), and Royal Gaitor Tumbas (1.7 km), are close to the fort.

    How do you get to Nahargarh Fort?

    Rail and roads provide quick access to Nahargarh Fort. There are three railroad junctions nearby: Gandhinagar, Durgapur, and Jaipur. The distance between the city's bus and train stations is about 17 kilometres. To go to the Fort from the capital city, hire a bus, a cab, or an auto rickshaw.




    Special Tip:

    Bring water bottles with you and stay hydrated. The fort may require more time to properly investigate than a few hours. So, keep snacks close at hand and put them in the appropriate trash cans. Since you will be walking on your foot inside the fort, comfortable shoes are advised.




    Location

    Open Time : 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

    Entry : free

    Address : Nahargarh Fort, Krishna Nagar, Brahampuri, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India

    Website : http://www.tourism.rajasthan.gov.in/

    By Mehrosh Shamim

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