Facts about Fort Nahargarh
Fort Nahargarh was built for defensive purposes, but it was never attacked by the enemy. The field cannons stationed in the castle were never used for battle, but to show time through shooting. Also, visit to Nahargarh fort in Jaipur sightseeing tour is a must visit attraction. Traveler have huge craze to visit this fort.
Jaipur Sightseeing Site Jaipur – Nahargarh
The most interesting part is Fort Madhavendra Bhavan, which had 12 identical suites for each of the 12 queens of Savai Madho Singh. Inside the building there are stunning frescoes and corridors connecting the various rooms? The rooms for the queens are said to have been built in such a way that when the king visits one of the queens, the others cannot find out about it.
Nahargarh Fort Jaipur
The magnificent gate, adorned with two canons on each side, leads us to the main building of Nahargarh Fort.
This is known as Madhavendra Palace because it was built by Sawai Madhav Singh in the 19th century. This palace is a group of separate chambers made for nine queens and one suite for the king himself.
Suites in Madhavendra Bhavan
Chand Parkash, Suraj Parkash, Jawahar Parkash, Laxmi Parkash, Lalit Parkash, Ratan Parkash, Vasant Parkash, many more are the names of the palaces and forts of the queens.
The King’s Palace has now been converted into a fine dining restaurant called “Once Upon A Time”. Here you can enjoy a hearty royal meal.
Although this fortress was originally built for defense, it never had to be attacked. Later in the 19th century it was used as a luxurious refuge for the royals.
The rooms of these palaces are exceptionally beautiful. Colorful geometric patterns, patterns such as flowers, plants, leaves, animals, vines, etc. adorn the walls and ceilings of the royal chambers and corridors.
It is quite easy to imagine the luxury enjoyed by the royals living in this palace. The palace appears to be well-preserved and it appears that regular work is being done by the authorities to maintain it.
Modern art by different artists has been on display in different parts of the palace.
The majestic Amber Fort is located on a hill far from the city and perhaps that is why it still looks like a place from the past. Amber Fort is one of the three famous forts in Jaipur – Jaigarh, Nahargarh and Amber Fort. Want to know more? Read this is why you should visit Amber Amber in Jaipur !?
An open patio in the palace was made especially to collect water. Rainwater dropped from the open roof would be collected through a sewer system under the floor, which would still collect in the baror.
European-Style Windows in the Palatial Suites
The palace’s simple wooden windows offer great views outside the city and also helped keep the rooms well-ventilated during hot summers.
These windows also provided an opportunity for the queens to peek into the hallway and learn about the activities of the common area of the palace.
There is a special passage that the king used to visit the queens according to his preference and comfort.
The Roof of the Palace
Stairs still lead to the roof of the palace. You have to visit the rooftop as it offers a magnificent view of the palace surroundings and the city of Jaipur.
Here you can also take a peek at the “Once Upon A Time” restaurant if you are not visiting.
We missed this restaurant, but we had a chance to look from the roof. This was before the king’s suite.
The temple dedicated to Prince Nahar is also visible from the roof.
Padao Restaurant and Sunset Point
A 10 minute walk took us towards a restaurant called “Padao”. In addition to providing a place to relax and eat, it’s a great place to watch the sunset and click on great photos.
We arrived at this restaurant about an hour before sunset and got the best location with a view of the city.
There is a separate entrance fee to the wax museum. It cost INR 500 for Indians and INR 700 for foreigners. We did not visit the wax museum because we were more interested in the fort and the tickets looked a little overpriced.
A beautiful antique-looking carriage is on display near the museum to attract visitors.
Nahargarh Fort Opening hours
- Nahargarh Fort is open daily from 10:00 to 17:30.
Other attractions inside the fort include the Wax Museum, Sheesh Mahal, the Fine Dining Restaurant called “Once Upon A Time”, Sunset Point and the Padao Restaurant.
How to get to Nahargarh Fort?
Nahargarh Fort is located about 6 km from Jaipur city. There are two ways to get to Nahargarh Fort.
You can take a taxi / bus or hike up the hill to the fortress. It takes about half an hour by taxi or bus to get to Nahargarh Fort from Jaipur.
You can take a local bus from Hawa Mahal to Nahargarh Fort. Covering this 2 km steep hike begins at the foot of the hill in about half an hour.
If you enjoy hiking and have the energy to walk around the fortress after hiking, I recommend hiking this route.
The best way is to rent a two-way taxi. We apologized for not doing so because at the end of our trip it began to blur and we couldn’t find a ride back.
There were very few taxis in the parking lots and they were either already booked or required an unreasonable ticket price. So, do not hire cab from anywhere, you should hire Jaipur sightseeing cab for to enjoy great Jaipur tour. Visit Best Tourist Attractions in Rajasthan after this tour.