Located amidst the majestic Aravali hills, this historic fort is a must visit for all history lovers.
Nahargarh Fort was constructed in 1734 by the king of Jaipur, Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh. The beautiful fort is situated on the brink of the lovely Aravalli Hills. The original intent to build it was to have it served as a safe place, a bulwark, at the commencement of an assault from the adversaries. It was a site, which along with the Amer Fort and Jaigarh Fort, formed the backbone of the defense of the city. Nahargarh Fort is one of the major tourist attractions of the city since long because of its ancient feel and iconic structure.
As already discussed, this fort came into being with the purpose to provide the shield from the attacks committed by the enemies. Though, this fort was never used for the aforementioned fortunately. It has witnessed some remarkable events such as the feud between the Maratha Forces and the Jaipur rulers in the 18th century. The then king of Jaipur, Sawai Ram Singh, evacuated the Britishers into the Fort from the ambush of raging Indians during the famous 1857 struggle. "Nahar" in Hindi means tiger, thus,Nahargar can be deciphered as "Abode of tigers."
During the embryonic stage of the construction of the fort, eerie things happened which were believed to be happening due to the spirit of Nahar Singh Bhomia haunting the place, and thus posing conundrums to the establishment of the citadel. This was countered by sanctifying the place by building a temple for him inside the fort.
The Nahargarh Fort or as we fondly call it - Abode of Tigers remains to be a classic example of the Rajput-Mughal architecture. It has a touch and mix of both which is a rare commodity considering the fewer collaborations between the two dynasties. The best thing about such places is they swiftly transcend you to their tradition and get you accustomed to their distinguishing aura. You would be having a feeling of euphoria surround you when you tread across the courtyard of this palace.
In addition to the fort, we have the recent developments of wax museum and glass palace in near vicinity. The Sheesh Mahal (glass palace) was fabricated to pay homage to the Mughal architecture and their many contributions to the culture of ancient India. The entire place is made up of glass, and thus one gets to see the reflection of oneself in every corner of the artificial beauty. Not many places in Rajasthan have glass marvels like this one, and that's what stands out for this place. Furthermore, the relaxing atmosphere will have you transcend into a state of serenity and eternal peace.
The wax museum is an interesting attempt to have India its own version of mini Madame Tussauds. You will find wax statues of many esteemed and well-known personalities in here. This place just adds richness to the place and allows it to become a perfect place for a day's outing. Along with it, the milieu includes some delicious regional food serving luncheonettes to have some devouring.
What's to add with it? You can always add a trip to Jaigarh Fort, which is less than a mile away from this fort.
The Nahargarh’s citadel significance lies in the fact that it once formed the defense of the city along with its neighboring fortresses. The best weather to visit this fort, or the entire Jaipur for that matter, ought to be Winter as it allows you to refrain from the naturally-occurring scorching heat of Rajasthan. Nahargarh is located 6 kilometers away from the lovely city of Jaipur. The conveyance facilities are good, and many people visit it on a daily basis. The beautiful view of the city of Jaipur from Nahargarh is one to watch! Saying that the Pink City looks it absolute pulchritudinous-best would be an understatement. As the dusk approaches and the sun is about to set, it becomes one of the best places to come to and the locale becomes heavenly.
The location offers the energy and alacrity you require to get out of the enervating state your body gets into. This is what one can look forward to if he is looking for the perfect-disentanglement from the encumbrance of social misconceptions and lies. The mountain range and its greenery get you with calming effect.