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Nahargarh‌ ‌Fort‌ ‌-‌ ‌The‌ ‌Delightful‌ ‌Place‌

Nahargarh‌ ‌Fort‌ ‌-‌ ‌The‌ ‌Delightful‌ ‌Place‌

Located‌ ‌just‌ ‌16‌ ‌km‌ ‌from‌ ‌the‌ ‌center‌ ‌of‌ ‌Rajasthan,‌ ‌‌Nahargarh‌ ‌Fort‌‌ ‌is‌ ‌a‌ ‌small‌ ‌town‌ ‌that‌ ‌never‌ ‌fails‌ ‌to‌ ‌leave‌ ‌an‌ ‌impression.‌ ‌It‌ ‌has‌ ‌been‌ ‌called‌ ‌the‌ ‌”Queen‌ ‌of‌ ‌fort‌ ‌towns”‌ ‌since‌ ‌it‌ ‌was‌ ‌one‌ ‌of‌ ‌the‌ ‌most‌ ‌important‌ ‌defensive‌ ‌locations‌ ‌during‌ ‌Maharaja‌ ‌Jai‌ ‌Singh,‌ ‌the‌ ‌erstwhile‌ ‌Mughal‌ ‌Empire’s founder.‌ ‌It‌ ‌was‌ ‌here‌ ‌that‌ ‌Sikh‌ ‌warrior‌ ‌Amardat‌ ‌Kaur‌ ‌wore‌ ‌her‌ ‌turquoise-colored‌ ‌armor‌ ‌while‌ ‌fighting‌ ‌against‌ ‌the‌ ‌British.‌ ‌It‌ ‌is‌ ‌also‌ ‌said‌ ‌that‌ ‌Prince‌ Charming’s‌ ‌sister‌ ‌Prem‌ ‌Chopra‌ ‌was‌ ‌born‌ ‌in‌ ‌this‌ ‌town.‌ ‌It‌ ‌is‌ ‌one‌ ‌of‌ ‌India’s‌ ‌most‌ ‌romantic‌ ‌tourist‌ ‌destinations‌ ‌and‌ ‌a‌ ‌preferred‌ ‌destination‌ ‌for‌ h‌ ‌Indians‌ ‌and‌ ‌foreigners.‌

 The‌ ‌capital‌ ‌city‌ ‌of‌ ‌Jaipur,‌ ‌also‌ ‌known‌ ‌as‌ ‌the‌ ‌Pink‌ ‌City,‌ ‌is‌ ‌not‌ ‌far‌ ‌from‌ ‌Nahargarh.‌ Thee‌ ‌two‌ ‌cities‌ ‌share‌ ‌a‌ ‌large‌ ‌part‌ ‌of‌ ‌their‌ ‌water‌ ‌sources,‌ ‌which‌ ‌they‌ ‌both‌ ‌enjoy‌ ‌sharing—the‌ ‌most‌ ‌famous‌ ‌attraction‌ ‌of‌ ‌both‌ ‌the‌ ‌cities‌ ‌in‌ ‌the‌ ‌City‌ ‌Palace,‌ ‌built‌ ‌by‌ ‌the‌ ‌erstwhile‌ ‌Maharajas.‌ ‌Constructed‌ ‌entirely‌ ‌of‌ ‌white‌ ‌sandstone,‌ ‌the‌ ‌Palace‌ ‌is‌ ‌a‌ ‌three-story‌ ‌building‌ ‌housing‌ ‌the‌ ‌government‌ ‌offices‌ ‌as‌ ‌well‌ ‌as‌ ‌the‌ ‌residences‌ ‌of‌ ‌the‌ ‌royal‌ ‌family.‌ ‌

The‌ ‌palace‌ ‌features‌ ‌one‌ of the ‌best place‌ ‌for‌ ‌the‌ ‌king‌ ‌himself‌ ‌and‌ for his ‌‌ ‌nine‌ ‌wiVvs.‌ ‌

The‌ ‌suites of king ‌ ‌are‌ ‌lavish‌ ‌with‌ their ‌bedrooms,‌ ‌lobby,‌ ‌kitchen,‌ ‌and‌ ‌a‌ ‌store.‌ ‌An‌ ‌open-air‌ ‌corridor also ‌ ‌connects‌ ‌all‌ ‌the‌ ‌suites.‌ ‌‌ ‌the‌ ‌suites‌ ‌are‌ ‌built‌ ‌in‌ ‌that structure ‌ ‌that‌ ‌the‌ ‌king‌ ‌can‌ ‌visit‌ ‌one‌ ‌of‌ ‌his‌ ‌nine‌ ‌wives‌ ‌ at a time without‌ ‌the‌ ‌knowledge‌ ‌of‌ ‌the‌ ‌other‌ ‌eight‌ ‌wives.‌ ‌

Nahargarh‌ ‌Fort‌ ‌stands‌ ‌onto‌ ‌the‌ ‌edge‌ ‌of‌ ‌the‌ ‌Aravalli‌ ‌Hills,‌ ‌in ‌the‌ ‌city‌ ‌of‌ ‌Jaipur‌ ‌in‌ ‌the‌ ‌‌

state‌ ‌of‌ ‌Rajasthan.‌ ‌With‌ ‌Amer‌ ‌Fort‌ ‌and‌ ‌Jaigarh‌ ‌Fort,‌ ‌Nahargarh‌ Fort was ‌once‌ ‌formed‌ ‌a‌ ‌strong‌ ‌defense‌ ‌ring‌ ‌for‌ ‌the‌ ‌city.‌ ‌Nahargarh‌ ‌Fort‌ ‌is‌ ‌at‌ ‌a‌ ‌distance‌ ‌of‌ ‌6‌ ‌km‌ ‌from‌ ‌Jaipur‌ ‌Junction‌ ‌Railway‌ ‌Station‌ ‌and‌ ‌9‌ ‌km‌ ‌from‌ ‌Amer‌ ‌Fort.‌ ‌Nahargarh‌ ‌Fort‌ ‌places‌ ‌on‌ ‌the‌ ‌edge‌ ‌of‌ ‌the‌ ‌Aravalli‌ ‌Hills,‌ ‌overlooking‌ ‌the‌ ‌pink‌ ‌city‌ ‌of‌ ‌Jaipur.‌ ‌Jaipur‌ ‌airport‌ ‌and‌ ‌Nahargarh‌ ‌Fort‌ ‌are‌ ‌about‌ ‌28‌ ‌km‌ ‌apart,‌ ‌and‌ ‌the‌ ‌most‌ ‌convenient‌ ‌way‌ ‌to‌ commute‌ ‌is‌ ‌by‌ ‌hiring‌ ‌a‌ ‌cab/taxi.‌ ‌There‌ ‌is‌ ‌also‌ ‌one‌ ‌direct‌ ‌bus‌ ‌that‌ ‌runs‌ ‌once‌ ‌every‌ ‌20‌ ‌minutes‌ ‌between‌ ‌Jawahar‌ ‌Circle‌ ‌and‌ ‌Brahmpuri‌ ‌Khurra.‌ ‌The‌ ‌journey‌ ‌takes‌ ‌around‌ ‌41‌ ‌min.‌ ‌

‌There‌ ‌are‌ ‌two‌ ‌ways‌ ‌to‌ ‌‌reach‌‌ ‌at‌ ‌Nahargarh‌ ‌Fort.‌ ‌One‌ ‌is‌ ‌on‌ ‌foot‌ ‌from‌ ‌the‌ ‌city‌ ‌you‌ ‌can‌ ‌Ask‌ ‌a‌ ‌taxi/auto‌ ‌to‌ ‌drop‌ ‌you‌ ‌at‌ ‌the‌ ‌foothill‌ ‌of‌ ‌‌Nahargarh‌.‌ ‌Then‌ ‌climb‌ ‌up‌ ‌to‌ ‌the‌ ‌‌fort‌.‌ ‌The‌ ‌second‌ ‌one‌ ‌is,‌ ‌If‌ ‌you‌ ‌have‌ ‌a‌ ‌vehicle,‌ ‌take‌ ‌the‌ ‌road‌ ‌leading‌ ‌to‌ ‌Amber‌ ‌‌fort‌‌ ‌from‌ ‌the‌ ‌city,‌ ‌when‌ ‌Jalmahal‌ ‌has‌ ‌passed,‌ ‌and‌ ‌hilly‌ ‌area‌ ‌starts‌ ‌are‌ ‌watchful‌ ‌about‌ ‌turning‌ ‌to‌ ‌your‌ ‌left‌ ‌at‌ ‌an‌ ‌appropriate‌ ‌point.‌ ‌

The‌ ‌City‌ ‌Palace‌ ‌is‌ ‌home‌ ‌to‌ ‌the‌ ‌most‌ ‌renowned‌ ‌attraction‌ ‌of‌ ‌Jaipur,‌ ‌which‌ ‌is‌ ‌the‌ ‌Nahargarh‌ ‌Fort.‌ ‌This‌ ‌imposing‌ ‌fort,‌ ‌modeled‌ ‌after‌ ‌the‌ ‌American‌ ‌Old‌ ‌West,‌ ‌boasts‌ ‌of‌ ‌a‌ ‌moat,‌ ‌elaborate‌ ‌gate,‌ ‌gun‌ ‌tower,‌ ‌and‌ ‌three‌ ‌different‌ ‌sections‌ ‌-‌ ‌a‌ ‌train‌ ‌compartment,‌ ‌a‌ ‌cannon‌ ‌room,‌ ‌and‌ ‌a‌ ‌battle‌ ‌room.‌ ‌Today,‌ ‌the‌ ‌fortress‌ ‌is‌ ‌being‌ ‌used‌ ‌as‌ ‌a‌‌ ‌military‌ ‌training‌ ‌facility‌ ‌for‌ ‌the‌ ‌Army‌.‌ ‌However,‌ ‌the‌ ‌old-fashioned‌ ‌appeal‌ ‌of‌ ‌this‌ ‌old‌ ‌structure‌ ‌appeals‌ ‌to‌ ‌a‌ ‌different‌ ‌kind‌ ‌of‌ ‌visitors.‌ ‌Many‌ ‌visitors‌ ‌like‌ ‌to‌ ‌explore‌ ‌the‌ ‌haunted‌ ‌house‌ ‌that‌ ‌holds‌ ‌Prince‌ ‌Nahar‌ ‌Singh’s‌ ‌mysterious‌ ‌tale,‌ ‌killed‌ ‌in‌ ‌1848.‌ ‌The‌ ‌story‌ ‌behind‌ ‌the‌ ‌haunted‌ ‌house‌ ‌is‌ ‌believed‌ ‌to‌ ‌have‌ ‌been‌ ‌inspired‌ ‌by‌ ‌a‌ ‌case‌ ‌of‌ ‌murder‌ ‌committed‌ ‌by‌ ‌the‌ ‌British‌ ‌Raj‌ ‌against‌ ‌the‌ ‌Singh‌ ‌family.‌ ‌

The‌ ‌second‌ ‌palace‌ ‌in‌ ‌this‌ ‌section‌ ‌of‌ ‌Rajasthan‌ ‌is‌ ‌the‌ ‌Nahargarh‌ ‌Fort.‌ ‌Built‌ ‌with‌ ‌palaces-like‌ ‌structure,‌ ‌the‌ ‌fort‌ ‌offers‌ ‌splendid‌ ‌views‌ ‌of‌ ‌the‌ ‌great‌ ‌Rajasthan‌ ‌plain.‌ ‌The‌ ‌royal‌ ‌family‌ ‌had,‌ ‌in‌ ‌fact,‌ ‌moved‌ ‌to‌ ‌this‌ ‌region‌ ‌from‌ ‌the‌ ‌Mughal‌ ‌capital,‌ ‌Agra.‌ ‌The‌ ‌elaborate‌ ‌architecture,‌ ‌intricate‌ ‌carvings,‌ ‌sculptures,‌ ‌and‌ ‌jeweled‌ ‌objects‌ ‌found‌ ‌inside‌ ‌the‌ ‌abode‌ ‌give‌ ‌it‌ ‌an‌ ‌eerie‌ ‌aura.‌ ‌Some‌ ‌believe‌ ‌that‌ ‌Prince‌ ‌Nahar‌ ‌Singh’s‌ ‌ghost‌ ‌haunts‌ ‌the‌ ‌place,‌ ‌haunting‌ ‌visitors‌ ‌and‌ ‌causing‌ ‌them‌ ‌to‌ ‌suffer‌ ‌from‌ ‌amnesia‌ ‌of‌ ‌events‌ ‌that‌ ‌happened‌ ‌in‌ ‌those‌ ‌times.‌ ‌

Also,‌ ‌Nahargarh‌ ‌Fort‌ ‌is‌ ‌‌100%‌ ‌‌Safe‌.‌ ‌Local‌ ‌police‌ ‌are‌ ‌also‌ ‌available‌ ‌at‌ ‌Nahargarh‌ ‌Fort‌ ‌till‌ ‌10:00‌ ‌PM.‌ ‌Also,‌ ‌there‌ ‌is‌ ‌a‌ ‌Night‌ ‌tour‌ ‌bus‌ ‌coming‌ ‌to‌ ‌‌Nahargarh‌‌ ‌around‌ ‌9:00‌ ‌everyday‌ ‌.‌ ‌ ‌

Another‌ ‌exciting‌ ‌attraction‌ ‌of‌ ‌the‌ ‌town‌ ‌is‌ ‌the‌ ‌Nahargarh‌ ‌Fort.‌ ‌This‌ ‌fort‌ ‌served‌ ‌as‌ ‌the‌ ‌Mehrangarh‌ ‌Fort,‌ ‌situated‌ ‌on‌ ‌the‌ ‌approaches‌ ‌of‌ ‌the‌ ‌Tezpur-Alasi‌ ‌irrigation‌ ‌network.‌ ‌Today,‌ ‌the‌ ‌name‌ ‌is‌ ‌replaced‌ ‌by‌ ‌a‌ ‌modern‌ ‌complex,‌ ‌housing‌ ‌the‌ ‌Nahargarh‌ ‌fort’s‌ ‌imposing‌ ‌structure.‌ ‌The‌ ‌main‌ ‌gate‌ ‌of‌ ‌the‌ ‌fort‌ ‌is‌ ‌constructed‌ ‌out‌ ‌of‌ ‌huge‌ ‌blocks‌ ‌of‌ ‌stone,‌ ‌etched‌ ‌with‌ ‌inscriptions.‌ ‌The‌ ‌defense‌ ‌is‌ ‌well-known‌ ‌for‌ ‌its‌ ‌tiger‌ ‌reserves‌ ‌and,‌ ‌to‌ ‌this‌ ‌day,‌ ‌one‌ ‌of‌ ‌the‌ ‌only‌ ‌six‌ ‌known‌ ‌resources‌ ‌of‌ ‌these‌ ‌majestic‌ ‌creatures‌ ‌in‌ ‌India.‌ ‌

Some‌ ‌of‌ ‌the‌ ‌other‌ ‌town‌ ‌attractions‌ ‌include‌ ‌the‌ ‌Bahadur‌ ‌Durbar‌ ‌Square,‌ ‌Nahargarh‌ ‌Fort,‌ ‌and‌ ‌the‌ ‌famous‌ ‌Bahadur‌ ‌Shah‌ ‌Zafar‌ ‌temple.‌ ‌Travellers‌ ‌can‌ ‌also‌ ‌try‌ ‌to‌ ‌trek‌ ‌to‌ ‌the‌ ‌top‌ ‌of‌ ‌the‌ ‌fortress,‌ ‌which‌ ‌offers‌ ‌splendid‌ ‌views‌ ‌of‌ ‌the‌ ‌mystic‌ ‌city‌ ‌of‌ ‌Jaipur.‌ ‌A‌ ‌walk‌ ‌from‌ ‌the‌ ‌gate‌ ‌of‌ ‌the‌ ‌fort‌ ‌leads‌ ‌to‌ ‌a‌ ‌picturesque‌ ‌view‌ ‌of‌ ‌the‌ ‌Havelis‌ ‌of‌ ‌the‌ ‌Jodhpur‌ ‌region.‌ ‌If‌ ‌trekking‌ ‌was not your choice , ‌ ‌then‌ ‌you‌ ‌can‌ ‌take‌ ‌a‌ ‌boat‌ ‌ride‌ ‌up‌ ‌to‌ ‌the‌ ‌Nasser‌ ‌Peak‌ ‌and‌ ‌the‌ ‌Pir‌ ‌Panjal‌ ‌Range‌ ‌from‌ ‌the‌ ‌town.‌ ‌It‌ ‌will‌ ‌take‌ ‌about‌ ‌three‌ ‌hours‌ ‌to‌ ‌reach‌ ‌Mount‌ ‌Nasser’s‌ ‌summit,‌ ‌from‌ ‌where‌ ‌you‌ ‌can‌ ‌view‌ ‌the‌ ‌lovely‌ ‌valleys‌ ‌that‌ ‌surround‌ ‌the‌ ‌mountain.‌ ‌

When‌ ‌you‌ ‌are‌ ‌in‌ ‌the‌ ‌mood‌ ‌to‌ ‌taste‌ ‌the‌ ‌local‌ ‌fare,‌ ‌you‌ ‌will‌ ‌be‌ ‌delighted‌ ‌by‌ ‌the‌ ‌Bhel‌ ‌Puri‌ ‌Baking‌ ‌House‌ ‌and‌ ‌the‌ ‌Char‌ ‌Bhasa‌ ‌Palace.‌ ‌The‌ ‌former‌ ‌was‌ ‌a‌ ‌medieval‌ ‌inn‌ ‌and‌ ‌is‌ ‌now‌ ‌a‌ ‌quaint‌ ‌bakery‌ ‌that‌ ‌serves‌ ‌delicious‌ ‌Bhel‌ ‌Puri.‌ ‌The‌ ‌Char‌ ‌Bhasa‌ ‌has‌ ‌its‌ ‌own‌ ‌unique‌ ‌charm,‌ ‌with‌ ‌colorful‌ ‌paintings‌ ‌of‌ ‌Hindu‌ ‌gods‌ ‌on‌ ‌the‌ ‌walls.‌ ‌The‌ ‌authentic‌ ‌Punjabi‌ ‌food‌ ‌is‌ ‌also‌ ‌served‌ ‌in‌ ‌the‌ ‌eatery.‌ ‌This‌ ‌place‌ ‌is‌ ‌known‌ ‌for‌ ‌its‌ ‌meat,‌ ‌fish,‌ ‌and‌ ‌chicken‌ ‌kebabs.‌ ‌You‌ ‌can‌ ‌have‌ ‌a‌ ‌taste‌ ‌of‌ ‌the‌ ‌chicken‌ ‌kebabs‌ ‌at‌ ‌the‌ ‌Char‌ ‌Bhasa‌ ‌or‌ ‌at‌ ‌one‌ ‌of‌ ‌the‌ ‌other‌ ‌Nahargarh‌ ‌fort‌ ‌premises‌ ‌if‌ ‌you‌ ‌like.‌ ‌

If‌ ‌you‌ ‌are‌ ‌an‌ ‌art‌ ‌lover,‌ ‌then‌ ‌the‌ ‌Madhuvaidyas‌ ‌workshop‌ ‌is‌ ‌the‌ ‌right‌ ‌place‌ ‌to‌ ‌be‌ ‌to.‌ ‌The‌ ‌main‌ ‌attraction‌ ‌here‌ ‌is‌ ‌the‌ ‌carved‌ ‌statue‌ ‌of‌ ‌Lord‌ ‌Brahma,‌ ‌created‌ ‌by‌ ‌the‌ ‌renowned‌ ‌sculptor‌ ‌Madhava‌ ‌Bhasa.‌ ‌The‌ ‌Madhuvaidyas‌ ‌workshop‌ ‌offers‌ ‌various‌ ‌facilities‌ ‌available‌ ‌to‌ ‌tourists,‌ ‌such‌ ‌as‌ ‌a‌ ‌swimming‌ ‌pool,‌ ‌gym,‌ ‌library,‌ ‌sundeck,‌ ‌and‌ ‌Wi-Fi‌ ‌internet‌ ‌.‌ ‌ ‌

Nahargarh‌ ‌Fort‌ ‌timings‌ ‌-‌ ‌ ‌

The‌ ‌timing‌ ‌of‌ ‌Nahargarh‌ ‌Fort‌ ‌is‌‌ ‌10:00‌ ‌am‌ ‌to‌ ‌6:00‌ ‌pm‌‌ ‌‌(‌ ‌EVERYDAY‌‌ ‌)‌ ‌‌

Ticket‌ ‌Price‌ ‌Of‌ ‌Nahargarh‌ ‌Fort‌ ‌-‌ ‌ 

RS.‌ ‌50‌ ‌per‌ ‌person‌ ‌for‌ ‌Indian‌ ‌ ‌

RS.‌ ‌200‌ ‌per‌ ‌person‌ ‌for‌ ‌Foreigners‌ ‌ ‌

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