Best time to visitDuring Dawn
Open hours10:00 AM 5:00 PM
Things to doExplore Culture of Royals
BudgetINR 10, Foreigners: INR 30
Best MonthsSeptember - May
Traveller TypesFamilies, Couples, Friends
Rank12 out of 190 attractions in Jaipur
It was in 1734 when the formation of Nahargarh Fort started in the city of Jaipur which continues for over a century till 1868. The fort was made for military purposes on the northern side of the city. It is named after the Maharaja Nahar Singh. Along with the built and architecture of the fort that is worth a watch, there is a restaurant here for those who want to take a food break on their long tour to the place. Do not forget to enjoy the beautiful sunset from here in the evening.
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The fort was constructed as a place of retreat, it served as a place of shelter for the Europeans of the region during Indian mutiny of 1857.Until 1944, the fort served as the solar time read for the Jaipur State Government.Some scenes of Bollywood movies Rang de basanti and Shuddh Desi Romance are shot here.
Nahargarh Fort is also situated on top of a hill. But as we reached there in the evening time, the heat was bearable. We entered the fort through the entrance and it lead us to a small courtyard. On both sides are rooms which once was occupied by the king and queens. The vegetable paintings as seen in Amer Fort can be seen here also. As we reached the terrace the view was marvelous. The entire Jaipur city, till the very end can be seen from here. The fort is divided into 9 apartments and hence the dome of each apartment was well seen from the terrace. The views from the terrace was a treat to watch.
Inside the fort
I would highly recommend you witness the sunset from Nahargarh Fort. You can actually see whole of Jaipur city from almost every corner of this fort. As if millions of match boxes have been scattered all over. That's exactly what the city looks like from up here. As stunning as anything can get. :)
Next destination was Nahargarh Fort, also known as abode of tigers, stands on the edge of the Aravalli Hills, overlooking Jaipur. The view of Jaipur city from this fort is breath taking.
5) Nahargarh Fort:Entry Cost: Rs 50/- (Indians) & Rs 200/- (Foreigners)Entry Time: 10.00 AM -4:30 PMNahargarh Fort stands on the edge of the Aravalli Hills, overlooking the city. The name implies "abode of tigers".The popular belief is that Nahar here stands for Nahar Singh Bhomia,whose spirit haunted the place and obstructed construction of the fort. Nahar's spirit was pacified by building a temple in his memory within the fort, which thus became known by his name.
Inside the Nahargarh fort, what captivated me was the Madhavendra Bhavan and the wax museum which is a recent addition to promote tourism. Madhavendra Bhavan was the residential palace of the nine queens of Sawai Madho Singh II. Nine identical, two-storied apartment for each queen in a common complex is indeed romantic. It is difficult not to imagine yourself living that life! The entrance to each apartment is accessible from a common rectangular courtyard. There are four apartments each on the right and left and one straight ahead. The apartment of the King is right above the entrance to the courtyard. Each apartment is complete with a portico, a living room, kitchen and store room, bathroom, bedroom and dressing room. The ground floor houses the Queen during winters while the 1st floor, which incorporates Jharokas, was meant for use during the summers. The portico in the 1st floor also has the facility to harvest rainwater. A short flight of steps leads you to the terrace which offers spectacular views of the city of Jaipur. The doors of the small sitting area in each apartment are aligned in a parallel fashion and must have facilitated communication between queens, who were forbidden from visiting each other. The King had his own passageway thorough which he had access to each of his queens. This he could do in private and avoid unpleasant domestic showdowns! ;) The King's apartment has now been converted to a restaurant. Credit must be given to the architects of yore - mind boggling architecture combined with a functional and simple layout speaks volumes about their impeccable sense of planning!
Nahargarh Fort :Next morning, I left Doodle by 9:00AM. Metro is not far from here, so I took the metro and reach Chandpole metro station. Today's First stop was Nahargarh Fort. I had breakfast of the day and took a bus for Shivaji Chowk, from where I started a 3KM journey by foot. I walked through the narrow street of the city and got a chance to know it by more closure. I climb the steep, winding approximately 2km path to the top. This is the place from where you get the stunning view of pink city.
After getting mesmerized with Amer, we step headed to Nahargarh Fort, built mainly in 1734 by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II, the founder of Jaipur. The view of the city from the fort is impressive.Day 2: We all decided to spend our day in the lap of Almighty, thus our 2nd day spent at Pushkar and Ajmer.
8)Nahargarh Fort: Situated at the highest point in the city, Nahargarh fort offers spectacular views of Jaipur city nestled in the lap of Aravali Hills. This one should not be missed at any cost.
Most of the times, history holds a lot of importance in life and we don't realize it till the time you visit one of these where you're actually 'touching history'.Nahargarh Fort, a must visit! Do not I repeat DO NOT listen to travel guides/taxi wallas/ rickshaw wallas while you would want to plan your visit.Nahargarh is an absolute delight, with intricate designs on the apartments of the 9 wives and a birds eye view of the pink city, the fort gives you a chance to explore and understand our culture and history.A guide or no guide you decide!
Nahargarh Fort: Nahargarh Fort can be visited along with the Amer Fort. One can get a breathtaking view of the city from the top of the fort. There is an open air restaurant inside the fort and a cafe surrounding the area. Although there is not much to see inside the fort except the architecture, it takes about 2 hours for a complete visit.
I had met these two crazy heads exactly three hours back in my hostel common room. Mini (Kamini) was ecstatic to meet another Indian Solo Female Traveler. It was almost like she had spotted a rare species. We hit off right there and before we knew it, we were already planning about the places we can visit together during the course of our stay. We had decided to skip Nahargarh fort and were pretty much vocal about it. That's when one of the fellows who overheard our conversation said that he will be going to the fort that night with his friend and we could join him if we wanted to.
Finally around sunset, most people can be seen heading to the Nahargarh fort. The old baoli, where the song “Lose Control” from Rang de Basanti was filmed, is just outside the fort, but not in very good shape. The fort itself is not very big. It contains 9 identical rooms for the 9 wives of the Maharaja. The view from this fort is its highlight, as it is at a great height, and also doubles as a sunset point for Jaipur.The newly opened wax museum at Nahargarh fort is worth a visit. It’s fun to see the world’s who’s who cast in wax waiting to meet you. The small sheesh mahal is also very beautiful.
Day 7, 4 pm - This fort is famous for being pictured in the 'Masti ki Pathshala' song in Rang De Basanti movie. Nothing much here, but you can visit the Mahals, walk on the rooftop and soak in the evening hues of Jaipur.
Albeit parting its way from Jaigarh fort, the Nahargahfort remains connected to it through a huge wall. Remember the filmy stop from Rang De Basanti- which made you nostalgia about your college days, groove to the tunes of Masti ki Paathshala and conspired you to fall or not while drinking beer? For those who were awe-struck by that hangout spot, this is Nahargarh.Getting a breathtaking ariel view of the city from the edge of the Aravalli Hills, one will definitely fall in love with the place, being reluctant to depart.
PATHSHALA!! This is the place featured in Rang de basanti. And rightly so, lot of students come here biking bunking college.
i loved the view at night
Nahargarh mainly has one palace which is not too huge and you might not feel too excited about it if you visit it after seeing amer . Nahargarh fort has an open air restaurant called Padao at the top, with a separate entry fee of rupee 100 which act as cover charge. You should definitely go to the place to see sunset. Though it starts gets crowded around the time of sunset bringing down the peace level but its still worth it.You can easily spend a couple of hours and just enjoy the view .
This is close to Jaigarh and Amber, and is the closest to the city. So it offers an amazing view of the city lights after dark.
Closer to this fort is the bowli which was picturized in the movie "Rang de basanti".
This is an extravaganza of Royal architechure, sitting on the top of Jaipur the fort's main purposewas maybe to overlook the whole city and to protect it from the north end, but it also offers a spectacular viw of the city, it has a garden restraunt too where you can have your meal overlooking the beautiful Jaipur.
Nahargarh Fort is spread in a huge area and one can see the entire Jaipur City from here. Bollywood has left its mark and one can see this fort used as a location for shooting songs in the movies like Shudh Desi Romance and Rang De Basanti A place of historical significance the fort rests along the lines of Aravali Hills. The walls are such that it was made to act as a barrier during the war in the 19th century. One can still see a huge canon which has been now kept for display. The fort also has a museum preserving war materials.
It means “abode of Tigers”. This fort is situated in one of the oldest mountain ranges of the world. It has an Indo-European architecture and gives you a breathtaking and splendid view.