Location: Jaipur in Rajasthan, India.
Built In: 1734 AD
Popular As: Tiger Fort
Fort Timings: 10 am till 4.30 pm
Nahargarh Fort - Jaipur
The famous Nahargarh Fort in Rajasthan is located on the sheer rugged parapet of Aravali Hills forming an impressive northern decor of Jaipur. The Nahargarh Fort, also known as the Tiger Fort was strategically exigent and was built as a means of cushioning Amer. The older parts of the fort succumbed to the blitzkrieg of time but the newer additions are simply mind blowing.
According to the folk lore, the Nahargarh Fort of Rajasthan was named after a dead Rathore prince, Nahar Singh, whose spirit used to haunt the site and would cause roguery, so as to delay the construction of the fort. After too many agitations, a Tantrik prayer was arranged to the spirit, which agreed to leave on the condition that the fort should be named after him. Later a shrine was also added where the warrior could be worshiped.
The Nahargarh fort reigns the wide skyline during the day and frames a mesmerizing site when floodlit at night. Maharajah Sawai Madho Singh, always wanted to have a pleasure retreat, beside his popular duck shooting arena at Jal Mahal. So in 1880, he bade the eminent Bengali architect Vidyadhar Bhattacharya to design a magnificent monsoon haven for his nine maharanis, and today it stands- with its past legends and present glory- as a splendid example of love in the hearts of people. As the main attraction of the fort, the Madhavendra Bhawan, has a cluster of 12 identical double story suits for queens and at the acme is a regal suit for the king himself. The rooms are linked by voluminous interspersed corridors and rectangular windows displaying some delicate frescoes; western-styled toilets and designed kitchen hearths take one's memories to the rustic countrysides of England. Think about the clandestine hide and seek games that were being played across these courtyards on full-moon nights, queens strolling in their respective balconies, waiting for the same king to come. Take a tour of Jaipur to see the famous Nahargarh fort attractions.
The fort is opened for tourist viewing from 10 am till 4.30 pm. Don't forget to get a camera while on a trip to Nahargarh. The splendid fiesta of the city that the fort provides- with lush green gardens at the backdrop and shimmering blue waters of Man Sagar lake- is breathtaking. Get into a tourist bus or catch a private cab to reach this magnificent fort.
Top 5 Reasons To Visit The Fort
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Once A Playground of Spirits
The Monsoon Pleasure
The Leisure At Its Best
Play of Colours With The Setting Sun
Rajasthan & The Taj
Wildlife Safari Tour
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