A city known for its vibrant colours, narrow streets bustling with life and to top it all, the city’s historic monuments that boast of its glorious past, chivalry and valour of Rajput kings – welcome to the historic city of ‘Jaipur’. Also known as the ‘Pink City’ owing to its structures built in pink sandstone, the charisma of this cultural city of India continues to lure travellers, history buffs and researchers from different corners of the world. With its array of monuments soaked in the glory of opulence and grandeur of the Rajput rulers, Jaipur offers a spectacular journey in its rich past. Let us uncover some of its best places and attractions on this memorable journey.
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.
|NAHARGARH FORT, JAIPUR - ENTRY FEE, TIMING, ADDRESS, OFFICIAL WEBSITE|
|Address||Aravali 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|
|Photography||Not Allowed inside|
|Hotel Clarks Amer, to Nahargarh Fort, distance||12.5km|