Nahargarh fort is a big attraction amongst tourists visiting Jaipur. It is very close to Jal Mahal and Amer fort.
History about Nahargarh Fort :-
This fort dates back to 17th century and was once haunted, however things changed after a temple was built within the fort premises under the name of it's owner and the Founder of Jaipur Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II.
In the year 1857, the Europeans of the region, including the British Resident's wife, were moved to Nahargarh fort by the king of Jaipur, Sawai Ram Singh, for their protection. Later in the year 1868 during the reign of Sawai Ram Singh the fort was further extended.during the span of 1883-92, a range of palaces was built at Nahargarh by Sawai Madho Singh at a cost of nearly three and a half lakh rupees. The Madhavendra Bhawan, built by Sawai Madho Singh had suites for the queens of Jaipur and at the head was a suite for the king himself. The rooms are linked by corridors and still have some delicate frescos. Nahargarh was also a hunting residence of the Maharajas.
Until April 1944, the Jaipur State government used for its official purposes solar time read from the Samrat Yantra in the Jantar Mantar Observatory, with a gun fired from Nahargarh Fort as the time signal.
Reviews and Best Time to Visit :-
It is one destination in Jaipur which one should not miss, and the time which one could spend here, all depends on what do you want to do once you have reached away from the rush of the city and are at a calm and such a serene location. Being built on the Aravali hills, one can get a birdseye view of the Pink city of Jaipur, and you would truly know why the city is known as a Pink City. During Sunset and sunrise, if someone who is very much into photography stays there or goes up to the fort early morning before the sunrise, you can get some amazing views of the hills, the city and the vast sky. I spent almost 4 hrs at this place, before the sunrise and the experience that I had, was something which can only be seen once you are there.
One can also visit 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.
This place is a must go go for everyone and anyone who is into architecture, photography, history or even trekking, etc. The trek is about 2 km of mountains, right up to the fort.
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.
Entry Fee for Indians : 20 Rs.
Entry Fee for Indians Students : 5 Rs.
Entry Fee for Foreigners : 50 Rs.
Entry Fee for Foreigner Students: 25 Rs.
Visiting Hours - 10:00 AM to 5:30 PM
Extra Camera Fee Rs 50, Video Camera Rs 200
Hindi Guide Rs 100, English Guide Rs 150
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