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Nahargarh Fort
Location: Jaipur, Rajasthan
Highlights: Madhavendra Bhawan, Zenana deorhi, Corridors
Timing: 10:00 A.M. To 05:00 P.M.
Entry Fee: Rs. 15 for Indians , Rs. 20 for Foreigners, Rs. 10/20 Camera, Rs. 20/70 Video

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Go Jaipur and drive though the criss -cross roadways to Nahargarh Fort. The historical fort is a live example of Rajput defending power. It was constructed in 1734 AD by Maharaja Jai Sawai Singh and was further extended by his successive rulers. The sole motive to built this pink sandstone fort was to protect Amer. It carries with it an interesting legend, that is has appeals its visitors to a great extend.

History says that, the Nahargarh fort in Jaipur was named after Rathore Prince, Nahar Singh. His spirit haunted the fort and caused destruction for many times, until he was promised, that the fort would be named after him. It is also said, that a shrine dedicated to him was constructed later. During 19th century, the fort was developed and extended by Sawai Ram Singh II and Sawai Madho Singh II. It became a monsoon retreat for Kings and till date, each corner of it depicts the scenes of glorious past.

Fort Architecture
Also known as Tiger Fort, the Nahargarh Fort is an impressive structure on the sheer elevation of Aravali Hills. It was constructed with full care by erstwhile Rajput rulers and today it stands out of any comparison. Tourist on reaching the robust fort can enjoy a picture perfect view of Man Saar Lake, that beholds the Jal Mahal. The fort was designed by an eminent Bengali architect Shri Vidyadhar Bhattacharjee, who dare to create a monsoon heaven for the nine maharanis of Maharaja Sawai Madho Singh. A number of palaces, suits, corridors and balconies within the fort complex has been furnished with the intricate work of frescoes and stucco designs.

Nahargarh Fort was originally named as Sudarshan Garh. Royal quarters, art and architecture on every minute section of the fort is worth-watching. This Rajput architectural wonder highlights the taste of erstwhile Kings and Queens. Till date, the doors and windows have colored panes. Some of the boudoirs have Belgian mirrors, embellished with motifs of birds and flowers. The Zenana derohi with rectangular windows and western styled toilets are built in Indo-European style of architecture

Tourist Attractions
On entering the Nahargarh Fort, one can feel like moving back to the royal eras. The Madhavendra Bhawan with a separate suite for the king and his Queens depicts the luxury, while the washrooms bathrooms, boudoirs and kitchen with a large chimney highlights the living style of members in the royal family. Also, a series of secret Corridors, connecting the room each Queens with the suite of King calls for great notice. The Zenana Derohi with the inscription of Queens name according to her apartment is said to have been done for the convenience of king.

Nearby Places to get around:
Nahargarh Biological Park and Royal Gaitor are nearby places to visit. The former is home to wild birds and animals, while the later is a royal cenotaphs that offers a a serene atmosphere to rest and enjoy the unexplored attractions in village.

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