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