Located in Rajasthan between the Aravali hills, the Nahargarh Fort the more amazing that is, the more spectacular it is. It provides tight security to Jaipur city along with the Aamer Fort and Jaigad Fort. In fact, the name of the fort was first Sudarsangarh but later it became known as Nahargarh Fort, which means “the place of a lion.” The view of the entire city of Jaipur from the Nahargarh Fort is very beautiful.
“Fortress of Nahargarh is one of India’s most famous forts.”
Nahargarh fort history
The Fort of Nahargarh is made up of the Aravali ranges surrounded by Jaipur. Keeping in view the safety of Amer on the edge of the mountain range of Aravali, this fort was built in 1734 by the founder of Sawai King Jai Singh II, Jaipur. In 1868, this fort was ready. This Fort stands at a height of 700 feet.
Nahargarh Fort Jaipur
It is said that the ghost of a Rajpoot named Nahar Singh used to stray here. Which was creating disruption in the construction of the fort. Therefore, consultationed with the Tantriks, who advised that the name of the fort named with the ghost of the soul will remove the phantom obstruction. Hence the name of the fort was named Nahargarh after the name of Nahar Singh.
The wall is all around the mountain for this protection, it is said that this Fort was formerly the capital of Amer.
Nobody has ever attacked this fort. But there have been many historical incidents in this area, which included mainly the fight of Maratha’s Jaipur in the 18th century.
At the time of the Indian Rebellion of 1847, the European in this region, including the wives of the British, had sent them all to King Sawai Ram Singh of Jaipur for their protection in the Nahargarh Fort.
In 1868, this fort was expanded during the reign of King Sawai Ram Singh. In the period 1883-92, Sawai Madho Singh constructed many palaces in Nahargarh with the cost of Rs 3 to 3.5 lakh.
Madhavendra Mahal is the most beautiful place of Nahargarh Fort. This was designed by Vidyadhar Bhattacharya.
Different palaces have been built for the nine queens of King Sawai Ram Singh, who are also the most beautiful ones. Modern facilities were arranged for them.
Many of the famous Bollywood films like Rang De Basanti and Jodhaa Akbar have been shot in Nahargarh Fort.
The rooms of the palace are connected to the corridors and there are some interesting and soft graffiti in the palace. The Nahargarh Fort used to be the residence of Maharaja, until April 1944, the Jaipur government used it for office work.
Nahargarh Fort Restaurant
There is also, a restaurant called “Padav” in the western part of the fort, where there is a whole arrangement for eating food. From here the sunset looks very beautiful.
The Nahargarh fort is also a lavish organic garden situated in the attractive structures of the fort, which is a special attraction of this fort. Spread over an area of 7.2 square kilometres of the Nahargarh Sanctuary, the biological park is decorated with fine granite and quartzite rocks. This park is known for its rich flora in which you can see many animals in their natural surroundings. Asiatic lions, Bengal tigers and Indian leopards are also found in this biological park. Most notably, 285 species of birds are also found in the park, which is very happy for bird lovers. Nahargarh Zoological is another such tourist centre, where animals such as Asiatic lion, Bengal Tiger, Panther, Wolf, Deer, Hyena, Crocodile, Himalayan black bears, dull bears, wild boars, etc. are found.
From October to March, it is a good time to visit Nahargarh Fort, when the temperature is 20-24 degrees. In such a situation, you can easily enjoy everything from the fort.
Nahargarh fort timing
- Visiting Time – 10.00 to 05.30
Nahargarh Fort Ticket Price
- Fee – INR 200 For Foreign Tourist & INR50 For Indian Tourists
- Visit Duration– 2-3 Hours
How to reach Nahargarh Fort
Near Railway Station – Jaipur 20KM
Near the airport – Jaipur 30KM
Taxi & auto facility available from Jaipur to Nahargarh Fort