Nahargarh Fort, Jaipur
Before Jaipur was made the capital of Rajasthan, the majestic city of Amer stood tall as the capital of the Rajput. The city was bustling with activity and markets in the 1600s. Nahargarh fort along with Amer Fort and Jaigharh Fort had formed the defense to the then capital.
Nahargarh is located along the Aravalli hills overlooking a beautiful lake. There is a food court and a restaurant at the top of the fort with an excellent view, Padao. The fort now also is home to the Jaipur wax museum and glass palace.
Historic Significance of Nahargarh Fort
Nahargarh mean ‘abode of tigers’. Legend says that the fort was named as Nahargarh after the spirt of a Rathore, Nahar Singh. When the construction of the fort started strange phenomenon occurred.
Every morning the workers would find the previous day’s work destroyed. This is when the then Maharaja, Jai Singh discovered the land was haunted. They constructed a shrine in which the spirit could reside and named the fort Nahargarh.
Reaching the Fort
Nahargarh Fort is located around 6 KM outside the city of Jaipur. The best way to reach the destination is to hire a cab. Even autos go till the fort entrance. There are shuttles also available from the foot of the hill.
Nahargarh Fort Entry and Timings
Nahargarh fort is open from 10 00 AM in the morning to 5 30 PM in the evening. The entry fee for overseas tourists is INR 200 and students are INR 25.
The wax museum and Sheesh Mahal are situated near the entrance of fort. The entrance fee for each is INR 350.
Best Time to Visit the Nahargarh Fort, Jaipur
The best time to visit Jaipur is during winter when the weather is pleasant. And Nahargarh is best visited during the day. The fort forms a perfect location to spend an entire day. You can also couple it with the other two forts nearby, Amer and Jaigharh.
It is advisable to first visit Nahargarh fort. You can spend the morning there and have lunch there. There after you can move to Jaigarh which is only a KM from Nahargarh.
Most Significant Aspect of Nahargarh Fort
The abode of tigers has an amazing view. Earlier it was a lonely place with magnificent structures and a few places to eat. But now the fort is bustling with noise due to the recent opening of the glass palace and wax museum.
The wax museum has many well-known personalities including the likes of Amitabh Bachchan. The museum along with the life like replica of many national heroes also has detailed backdrops and well-designed sets.
The Sheesh Mahal was designed to honor the Mughal and Rajput architecture. The significance of this glass palace is that the entire room is made from hand cut glass. Sheesh Mahal in other parts of Rajasthan does not have a glass floor. This is what makes this a unique place to visit.
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