"Nahargarh Fort/Tiger Fort" Nahargarh Fort Tip by RAJASTHANBYCAR

Nahargarh Fort, Jaipur: 9 reviews and 41 photos

  Pink city View from Nahargarh
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This hilltop fort, It looks most classy when floodlit at night. The fort overlooks the Jaipur city and presents a glittering view of the city lights. It was built in 1734 and extended in 1868. Nahargarh meaning abode of the tigers was built by Jai Singh to bolster the defence of Amber. The legend also have it that it was named Nahargarh after Nahar Singh a prince whose spirit would destroy the construction and not allow its progress further. So after a tantrik prayer to the spirit it agreed to leave on condition that the fort is named after him. The Madhavendra Bhawan, double story building built by Sawai Ram Singh II has uniquely a cluster of 12 identical suits for queens and at the head is a suit for the king himself. The rooms are linked by corridors and retain some delicate frescos as well as toilets and kitchen hearths. It was used by members of the royal family for excursion in summers and is now even a favoured picnic spot. Durg Cafeteria just above the entrance sells meals and refreshments, while Padao Restaurant on the west sells drinks around sunset.

Address: 15 KM form Pink City on Aravali Hill
Directions: North of Jaipur
Phone: +91 141 513 4038
Website: http://www.mapsofindia.com/maps/rajasthan/tourism/nahargarh-fort.html

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  • Updated Apr 10, 2007
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