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Nahargarh Fort

The renowned Nahargarh Fort in Jaipur is well known for the protection it provided to the city of Jaipur when it was built by Maharaj Sawai Jai Singh II in 1734 and earlier it was called “Sudarshangarh Fort”.  This fort is situated in the Aravalli mountain ranges which also provide a beautiful view to the brilliant surroundings to the tourists. Being a main tourist attraction for the visitors at Jaipur, Nahargarh Fort is well known for the wide-ranging wall that adds special feature to the famous Jaigarh Fort.


The prehistoric Nahargarh Fort was planned by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II who was the originator of Jaipur in 1734. He constructed this fort with the intention of using it as the retreat destination on the gorgeous Aravalli hills. The unbelievable Nahargarh Fort was mainly utilized as the place for giving secured shelter for the women of royal family. The main attraction of Nahargarh Fort is Madhavendra Bhavan that was created to treat as a place for taking shelter from the excessive heat during summer seasons. The excellent quarters which were erected for the use of royal women stretches up to the fourth of the yard. Every suite meant for the women of royal family contained Rajputana sculpture and luxurious amenities. There was separate arrangement for the noble men to stay in the Nahargarh Fort and known as “Mardana Mahal”.

The speciality of Nahargarh Fort is that when viewed during night time which looks wonderful and at the daytime it remains contained within its own periphery. Presently, a large portion of this fort is in damaged condition, however, the nineteenth century additions along with the rooms meant for the Maharajas and the extensive walls of the Nahargarh Fort are found to be in better condition. There were various types of guns found in the Fort, however, they were never used to encounter any enemies since no invasion from armed forces of Mugals realms or other Rajput realms took place and they were being utilized routinely to forecast the time. The women of the royal families utilized this place for enjoying their leisurely walk. In the year 1940, Man Singh II shifted this place into Moti Dongri before which it was used for the protection of the stately riches. Nahargarh Fort gives wonderful panoramas of the adjacent Man Sagar Lake which contains a wonderful duck venetian blind. So, this fort became the staying place for the VIPs and the imperial guests who used to take part in the duck hunting programs of the King. Therefore, the famous Nahargarh Fort also became hunting abode for the so called Maharajas.


The architecture of this fort is not very different in comparison to the two other surrounding forts, the Amber fort and the Jaigarh fort and could be interlinked since all of them have been constructed at the time of Maharaja Jai Singh II. Similar to these two forts, the Nahargarh Fort also contains the excellent type of architecture that is found in the combined style of Mughal and Rajput architecture. The surrounding areas of the fort contain number of important structures sprawled over a big campus. A pond is situated there near the long wall that covers the entire city. A museum is there where paintings and ancient manuscripts of the ancient period has been kept that portray the lifestyle of Mughal period Kings, the most remarkable period in the history of India.

Nahargarh Bio Park

There is Nahargarh Biological Park situated in the adjacent areas of Nahargarh Fort and this park is extended over an area of seven square kilometres. There are granite and quartzite rocks and the place is represented through tropical thorn forests and tropical dry deciduous. In this park varieties of animals such as Leopard, Asiatic Lion, Tiger, crocodile, different types of deer, Gharial, Sloth Bear, Wild Dog, Fishing Cats, Desert Fox, Langur, Ratel, Wolf, Wild Dong, Hyena and Otter are found. The added attraction of the fort is nearby Man Sagar Lake and green gardens and for this reasons large number of tourists visit this place.

Reaching Nahargarh Fort

The Nahergarh Fort is located about two kilometres away from the Bus stand and the city Railway stations. It is nearly seven kilometres away from the town beside the National Highway in between New Delhi and Jaipur. There are daily bus services both non-air conditioned and air conditioned are available though no transport of public nature is found to reach the fort although private transport is available readily all through the night and day. Various international and local tour operators organize tour programs regularly to this place. While compared to other Forts of Rajasthan, the Nahargarh Fort is neither very crowded nor very massive and it provides a wonderful scope for all those persons who intends to experience peaceful time for few days remaining aloof from the hectic lifestyles of modern ages.

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