Nahargarh Fort, Jaipur


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About Nahargarh Fort



Nahargarh fort, standing tall amidst the Aravalli range, is the pride of the city of Jaipur. Along with Amber Fort and Jaigarh fort, Nahargarh acted as a defensive circle to guard the city of Jaipur. The fort was formerly built by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II in 1734, seven years after he built the city of Jaipur. The fort was primarily built as a summer retreat for the royal king. It was one of the first of the three forts built by the Maharaja. The fort is connected to Jaigarh Fort through a huge wall. In 1868, Nahargarh fort was extended by Maharaja Sawai Ram Singh. Later in 1880, Maharaja Sawai Madho Singh, gave the responsibility to Raj Imarat, who was responsible for undertaking royal construction projects for converting the fort into a monsoon retreat. He told them to design a palace inside the fort that would serve as a small getaway destination.

The main attraction in Nahargarh fort is the Madhavendra Bhavan, designed by Vidhyachar Bhattacharya, the person who designed the Pink City, Jaipur. The interiors of this bhavan are beautifully done with murals and fine finishes made of stucco designs. Nahargarh was primarily used as a retreat for the royal ladies. The ladies quarters, precisely known as the 'Zenana', were made to form an impression among the royal ladies. Also known as the Madhavendra Bhavan, the 'Zenana' was built by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II. The ladies quarters in the Nahargarh fort speaks volumes of the royal Rajputana taste for art, beauty and culture. The ladies quarters are spread across the fourth courtyard. Interestingly a 'Mardana Mahal' was also constructed for the royal men.

Another striking attraction of the fort is the Nahargarh Biological Park, which is located inside the fort. Spread over 50 square kms, the park is made up of granite rocks and thorn forests. The major attractions of the park are tigers, leopards and the Asiatic lions.

Location



This beautiful fort is located at Aravali Hills, Amer Road, Jaipur

Best Time to Visit



The best season to visit this wonderful city is during the winter months, from October till March. The maximum temperature is around 20-22 degrees, when the intensity of the scorching sun is at its lowest. The nights are cooler, with the temperature dropping to about 5 degrees, while the days are extremely pleasant, and you can enjoy every bit of the city's heritage beauty and take back a memorable experience.

How to Reach



The city is extremely well-connected to the other parts of the country and the world through a multitude of transportation modes. The domestic airport is at a distance of 7 km from the main city at Sanganer, while the international airport is at a distance of 10 km. The airport connects the city to the major metro cities across India and abroad. From the airport, you can hire a taxi or a bus and reach your desired destination in and around Jaipur.

If you'd like to travel by train, the railway station is at a distance of 5 km and is well connected to the main city. There are many trains which connect Jaipur with different cities across India. The city has three main railway junctions, the main station at Jaipur, one at Gandhinagar and the third one at Durgapur. From the railway station, you can take a bus, an auto rickshaw or hire a taxi and reach the main city. If you are an avid lover of comfort and luxury, then "Palace on Wheels", a luxurious train, is the right choice for you.

Location of Nahargarh Fort, Jaipur, Rajasthan


Nahargarh Fort - Entry Fee, Timing, Address, Official Website

AddressAravali Hills, Amer Road, Jaipur, Rajasthan - 302002
Entry Fee :Indians : 20 Rs. Indians Students : 5 Rs. Foreigners : 50 Rs. Foreigner Students: 25 Rs.
Timings :Visiting Hours - 10:00 AM to 5:30 PM
Phone No (Official)+91-141-5134038
Official Websitehttp://www.jaipur.org.uk
PhotographyNot Allowed inside
Nearest railway stationMerta Road Jn Railway Station


Last Updated on : September 28, 2016