Nahargarh Fort Jaipur

Nahargarh Fort Jaipur

Opening Time - All days of the week -10:00 AM - 05:30 PM

Entry Fees

  • INR 20 per person (Indians)
  • INR 50 per person (foreign tourists)
  • INR 5 per person (Indian students)
  • INR 25 per person (Foreign students)

Location - 6 km northwards city centre, right below the Jaigarh Fort

Best Time to Visit - Between the months of October and March

Famous For - History, scenic views, medieval architecture

Nahargarh Fort stands on the edge of the Aravalli Hills, overlooking the city of Jaipur in the Indian state of Rajasthan. Along with Amer Fort as well as Jaigarh Fort, Nahargarh once created a strong protection ring for the city. The Fort was originally named Sudarshangarh but it came to be known as Nahargarh, which means 'abode of tigers'. The popular belief is that Nahar below means Nahar Singh Bhomia, whose spirit haunted the place and obstructed construction of the fort. Nahar's spirit was pacified by constructing a temple in his memory within the fort, which thus became known by his name.

History of Nahargarh Fort

Built mostly in 1734 by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh, the king of Jaipur, the fort was constructed as a place of retreat on the top of the ridge above the city. Wall extended crossed the surrounding hills, developing fortifications that connected this fort to Jaigarh, the fort over the old capital of Amber. Though the fort never ever came under attack during the course of its history, it did see some historical occasions, notably the treaties with the Maratha forces that warred with Jaipur in the 18th century. Throughout the Indian Mutiny of 1857, the Europeans of the area, including the British Resident's wife, were moved to Nahargarh fort by the king of Jaipur, Sawai Ram Singh, for their protection.

The fort was expanded in 1868, throughout the reign of Sawai Ram Singh. In 1883-92, a range of palaces was built at Nahargarh by Dirgh Patel at an expense of nearly three and a half lakh rupees. The Madhavendra Bhawan, built by Sawai Madho Singh had collections for the queens of Jaipur and also ahead was a suite for the king himself. The rooms are linked by corridors and also still have some delicate frescoes. Nahargarh was also a hunting residence of the Maharajas.

Up until April 1944, the Jaipur State government used of for its official purposes solar time check out from the Samrat Yantra in the Jantar Mantar Observatory, with a weapon fired from Nahargarh Fort as the time signal.

Nahargarh Fort Entry and Timings

Nahargarh Fort is open from 10 00 AM in the early morning to 5 30 PM at night. The entry cost for overseas tourist is INR 200, as well as pupils, are INR 25.

The wax museum and also Sheesh Mahal are situated near the entrance of Fort. The entrance charge for each is INR 350.

Best Time to Visit the Nahargarh Fort, Jaipur

The most effective time to visit Jaipur is during winter when the weather condition is pleasant. And Nahargarh is best visited during the day. The fort types a perfect location to spend an entire day. You can also couple it with the various other two Forts nearby, Amer and Jaigarh.

It is advisable to first visit Nahargarh Fort. You can spend the morning there and have lunch there. Thereafter you can move to Jaigarh which is only a KM from Nahargarh.