Nahargarh Fort Tours in Rajasthan
Maharaja Jai Sawai Singh
Madhavendra Bhawan, Corridors, Zenana deorhi
Best Time to Visit:
: October to March
10:00 A.M. To 05:00 P.M.
Adult: For Indians Rs. 15, For Foreigners Rs. 20, Camera 10/20, Video 20/70
How to Reach :
You Take local Buses or hire local Taxis from the city
The stalwart of Nahargarh built in 1734 by Maharaja Jai Sawai Singh has been extended by the successive rulers. The fort guards the pink city of Jaipur from a downright rhaphe to the north. The fort is a story of glorious past. The legends hold it that the fort has been named after the prince whose spirit haunted the fort and destructed the construction each day until he was promised to name to th effort after him.
As Jaipur was the capital of Maharaja Jai Sawai Singh, he constructed the fort very methodically as a buttress to protect Amer. This 'Tiger Fort' had seen many extensions during the 19th century by Sawai Ram Singh II and Sawai Madho Singh II when they the used th effort as a monsoon retreat. The old and new additions to the fort are still ravishing. Driving through the zigzag trail of road is worth the effort you put in to go to the fort.
Architecture of Nahargarh Fort
The robust fort is a heritage monument of Jaipur attracting many tourists. It is located atop a hill and offers picture perfect view of Man Sagar Lake. Originally the fort was called Sudarshan Garh. The main attraction of fort Madhavendra Bahwan was designed by Vidyadhar Bhattacharya who also planned Jaipur city. The palaces and suites of the fort have been embellished with beautiful frescoes and stucco designs mainly used by the harem women.
The fort was retreat for even the royal ladies. The fortifications of Nahargarh fort are very strong. The palaces and royal quarters are exemplar of Rajput art depicting their taste for luxury. The doors and windows of the palace have colored panes. Some of the boudoirs have Belgian mirrors which are decorated with motifs of birds and flowers. The Zenana derohi had Indo European style of architecture with rectangular windows and western styled toilets.
Attractions of Nahargarh Fort :
It is the main attraction of the fort. This palace was exquisitely designed by Vidyadhar Bhattacharya. The Bhawan has nine apartments of Maharaja Ram Singh's nine other wives with a separate suite for the king himself. It houses washrooms, bathrooms, boudoirs and kitchen with a large chimney and Nahargarh Forts Tour Rajasthan India.
OThe apartments are linked by a series of corridors. These corridors were designed in such a way that the king could visit any of his queen's quarters without letting any other queen noticing it.
Nine wives of the maharaja were given two storied apartments which were set around a rectangular courtyard. On the each queen's apartments her name was inscribed for the convenience of king.
Sightseeing around Nahargarh Fort :
The royal cenotaphs are located just outside the city walls. This fascinating place remians unexplored by many. It is a serene place to rest and enjoy the straggling village, the monument swith intricate carvings.
Nahargarh Biological Park of Rajasthan:
The park consists of quartzitek and granite rocks with and tropical dry deciduous and tropical thorn forests. You can find species of Tiger, Leopard, Asiatic Lion, Sloth Bear, Caracal, several species of Deer, Gharial, Crocodile and Otter in its wetlands, Pangolin Jackal, Wild Dog, Wolf, Hyena, Jungle Civet and Fishing Cats, Ratel, Common and Desert Fox, Wild Boar, Rhesus Monkey and Langur, and many avian species and Nahargarh Forts Tour Rajasthan India.