Nahargarh Fort Tour from Jaipur
Rajasthan is famous as the royal state of India which attracts tourists with its rich culture, beautiful palaces and majestic forts. Nahargarh Fort is one of such glorious state forts, located in the Aravalli mountain ranges in Jaipur. Formerly known as Sudarshangarh, Nahargarh Fort was built by Maharaj Sawai Jai Singh II in 1734. It is also known as one of the greatest forts in India, reflecting the charm of Rajasthan and its heritage. One of the best places to visit in Jaipur, Nahargarh Fort is associated with many important historical events. Here is a lifetime experience to Nahargarh Fort tour from Jaipur.
Nahargarh Fort – Architecture
Previously, Nahargarh Fort, along with Jaigarh Fort and Amer Fort, formed a strong three-point defense strategy around the city. placed on Cheel ka Teela or Hill of Eagles, the fort represents a ideal example of Indo-European architecture. With large gates, huge courtyards and towers, the fort displays the influence of the Rajputana kingdom. The fort is home to nine similar costumes built for each of Sawai Madho Singh’s nine queens. All these suites are connected to each other by corridors and have a kitchen, hall, bedroom and other vital sections.
The suites are wonderfully adorned with Rajput Mughal frescoes showcasing the lifestyle and culture of the Rajputs. The names of these combinations are Chand Parkash, Jawahar Parkash, Suraj Parkash, Ratan Parkash, Laxmi Parkash, Vasant Parkash and Lalit Parkash etc.
The fort also includes some temples dedicated to the rulers of Jaipur and Prince Nahar Singh Bhomia. Nahargarh Fort in Jaipur also has the prominent architectural structure Diwan-i-Aam – a common hall used by kings for public meetings to resolve complaints from common people. The fort also has two-story wells, one inside the complex and another inside the ramparts. A distinctive feature of these wells is that they are asymmetrically designed unlike other multi-tiered wells in India.
History of Nahargarh Fort
Built in 1734 by Sawai Jai Singh II – then Maharaja of Jaipur, the fort was initially called Sudarshangarh, then renamed Nahargarh. Although the fort was primarily built for defense purposes, it has never been attacked by enemies throughout its history. However, in the 18th century, the fort was used for events like the signing of treaties with the Maratha forces. The fort also served as a retreat for the royal family’s hunting parties.
A haunted story about Nahargarh fort is that the spirit of a prince Nahar Singh Bhomia used to roam around the palace and obstruct the construction works, so everything that was structured during the day fell down at night. King Sawai Jai Singh believed that the prince’s restless spirit would not let the construction works go ahead. So, based on the advice of astrologers and priests, Sawai Jai Singh decided to build a temple dedicated to the prize. Additionally, the king named the fort after the prince to honor him. Later, the construction works of the fort went smoothly.
Nahargarh fort hours
The fort is open from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the evening. The times to visit Nahargarh Fort are the same every day of the week.
Nahargarh Fort Ticket Price
The entrance fee for Indian tourists is Rs. 50 and for scholar, the ticket cost for Nahargarh Fort is Rs. 5. For tourists and foreign students, the ticket cost are correspondingly 200 INR and INR 25.
Entrance fees to Nahargarh Fort are free during some special events such as 18th April (World Heritage Day), 27th September (World Tourism Day), 30th March (Rajasthan Day) and 18th May (World Museum Day).