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Everything About Nahargarh Fort Jaipur: History, Photos, Secrets, Entry Fee, & More

A collage of images taken at Nahargarh Fort, Jaipur.

I’ll get straight to the point: What makes Nahargarh Fort Jaipur truly exceptional is its haunting history, captivating architecture, photogenic interiors, and panoramic city views.

Nahargarh Fort In A Nutshell

– Nahargarh Fort Address

Here – Nahargarh Fort Krishna Nagar Brahampuri Jaipur Rajasthan – 302002

– Nahargarh Fort Timings

While the sunrise & sunset areas are open throughout, the timings of the Fort are 9 AM to 9 PM.

Nahargarh Fort Ticket Price

₹ 52 for Indians, ₹ 22 for students, ₹ 200 for foreigners

– Sheesh Mahal Nahargarh Fort + Wax Museum Entry Fee

₹ 500 for Indians

People Who’ll Love Nahargarh Fort & Why

  • Travellers: Of course. Unhe kahin bhi le jao! 😛
  • Hi-Story Enthusiasts: While you can learn about Nahargarh Fort’s amusing stories from the comfort of your home, visiting the place will validate all your emotions.
  • Design Junkies: You’ll love to witness larger-than-life architectural designs. Not to forget, there’s a Sculpture Park here. (More on this below.)
  • Photographers: If you’re truly passionate about photography, you’ll already have it on your list to click Nahargarh Fort Photos. 
  • Couples-To-Be: You can get your pre-wedding shoot done here. Woohoo! I’m excited for you, whoever you are. May your marriage be a beautiful mosaic of love, laughter, and lasting happiness. Amen. 🙂 Also, trust me, you’ll have some of your best pictures here. JUST TRUST ME. (In case you have a family wedding coming up, I’ve written a blog on modern dresses for sister’s marriage so you can have some ideas.)
  • Paranormal Buffs: Shhhh…Koi Hai.

If you’re any of these, this blog will help you with insights, making you want to visit this place with double the vigour. 

NOTE: Once you’ve read this blog, you’ll have all the information you need, down to the finest detail. You won’t even need a guide because I’ve shared everything. EVERYTHING. In case you know anything extra, do comment (please). I’d love to learn more. 

Tip | What To Wear & Where To Get Clicked

When you step into the enchanting world of Nahargarh Fort, it’s not just a visit, it’s an experience so dress like you’re part of the history.

Sarees, skirts, or elegant anarkalis – pick your style, and let the ancient stones of Nahargarh be your stage. For men, kurtas/smart casuals will do. (Just a suggestion.)

And here’s Heena In The Wonderland embodying the regal spirit of a Maharani within the hallowed halls of one of the queen’s magnificent apartments. (If you wish to see what I wore on my Jaipur trip, here are the highlights.)

Picture-Perfect Spots – From the breathtaking Jaipur skyline to the rugged walls, each corner is a canvas waiting for your creativity. Don’t forget to click/get clicked at the Step Wells, Apartments of the queens, and fort’s entry. Furthermore, sculptures and the grand terraces, with the Aravalli Hills as the backdrop, can’t be missed.

Nahargarh Fort History

Originally named Sudarshangarh Fort, Nahargarh Fort was built in 1734 by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II (the founder of Jaipur). It was later extended by King Sawai Ram Singh in 1868. Then, in 1883, Maharaja Sawai Madho Singh built the beautiful Madhavendra Palace for his nine special queens.

Interestingly, Nahargarh Fort Jaipur was one of the three forts that formed an important defence ring for the city; the other two being Amer Fort (or Amber Fort) and Jaigarh Fort. I’ll share interesting facts about these two as well. Soon. 🙂 

Why Was It Named Nahargarh?

According to the local folklore, whatever construction happened during the day came crumbling down at night. This became a mystery to everyone until the spirit of Nahar Singh Bhoomia (a Rajput) appeared in Sawai Jai Singh Ji’s dream, stating that the place belonged to him.

In response, Jai Singh II decided to build a temple to honour the Rathore Prince. This temple still stands tall today. The fort was also given a new name: Nahargarh Fort. (“Nahar” means “Wild Cat” and roughly translates to the “Fort of Lions/Tigers”). After the temple was built, there were no more problems with the fort’s construction.

Nahargarh Fort Haunted Stories

  • The belief persists that the spirit of Nahargarh Singh lingers within the fort and any troublesome modifications to this historic structure face disruption.
  • Local residents have recounted eerie encounters with paranormal occurrences along the roads leading to Nahargarh Fort.
  • Construction workers engaged in the fort’s restoration have reported witnessing the apparition of Nahargarh Singh on multiple occasions.
  • Adding to the mystique, a construction supervisor met an untimely and mysterious demise in his own home during the night, deepening the enigmatic incidents woven into the fort’s history.

Did I Encounter Any Paranormal Activity?

Sadly, no. However, if I were to imagine being in such a situation, I can picture myself reciting Hanuman Chalisa at the top of my lungs; just like I did in Goa. Hahaha! I have talked about this in the Day 2 itinerary for Goa.

Have you ever contemplated what you’d do if confronted by a paranormal encounter? If not, now is the time. 😛

Nahargarh Fort Architecture

The fort is a blend of Indian and European architectural styles, showcasing the grandeur of the Rajput era. BELIEVE ME when I say that you’ll be transported back in time to the opulent days of the Rajput kings when you explore its courtyards, palaces, and temples. They are just…BEAUT. <3

7 Things To Not Miss At Nahargarh Fort

1. Nahargarh Fort Night View

The fort offers breathtaking panoramic views of the Jaipur city. Visit during sunset or sunrise for a truly magical experience. I, however, visited during kadakdi, jaanleva dhoop. Not everyone is lucky! But I managed to catch hold of some Nahargarh Fort night view pictures from a friend. Thank you, Abhishek. 🙂

2. Madhavendra Palace

Built by Sawai Madho Singh, the palace features 9 identical (two-story) apartments intended for the use of his 9 special queens. While these were set around the three sides of the courtyard, Maharaja’s private living quarters occupied the fourth. These suites were interconnected through corridors, cleverly arranged to allow the king to visit any one queen’s chamber discreetly, without the knowledge of the others. To facilitate his movements, each queen’s name was elegantly inscribed on her door.

Insight: Madho Singh weighed 250 kgs and had a total of 108 wives. While most of them lived in Amber Fort, the 9 special ones resided here.

3. Step wells

Step wells or ‘Baoris’ were used to store water since Jaipur was hot and arid. These step wells became famous from the movie “Rang de Basanti”.

4. Temple Dedicated to Nahar Singh

Now that you know the history, you must satiate your curiosity by paying a visit to the temple.

5. Wax Museum + Sheesh Mahal

It is divided into three sections. (1) A Hall of Icons with statues of celebrities including cricket players and Bollywood actors. (2) A Royal Darbar with paintings and wax statues of Rajasthan royalty in traditional costumes. (3) A stunning modern-day Sheesh Mahal (Mirror Palace) crafted from glass pieces.

Insight: I didn’t explore this part of the palace because I was SUPER TIRED; so tired that I was skipping paying even Nahargarh Palace a visit. Not kidding! Had Renu not told me, “Heena, we don’t know when we are going to come back here again. Chalo aajao,” I would have literally sat outside the palace. Thank you, Renu, for the push. 🙂 I’d have regretted not exploring this as I am regretting not exploring the Wax Museum. But, next time… Fingers crossed.

6. Nahargarh Biological Park

Adjacent to the fort, this park is home to various flora and fauna, making it an ideal spot for nature enthusiasts. This zoo houses a range of animals and is the perfect spot for sunset lovers, photographers, and likewise. Even though I ABSOLUTELY ADORE sunsets, I was TOOOOO TIREDDD to even walk.

Insight: Our guide at Amber Fort told us (and it makes perfect sense) that you need iron legs to check out places in Rajasthan. While I couldn’t find any reference to support this, my experience is proof enough. You do need a lot of strength, or else even this simple 2N-3D Jaipur Itinerary (wait for the link) will drain you beyond words.

7. Sculpture Park

There is a Sculpture Park where the collections on show change ever so often. At first, I thought I missed this place but then we had a picture with one of the sculptures. It doesn’t look like a park at all and there was only one sculpture here so I don’t really know… Even the Instagram account @sculptureparkjaipur doesn’t clear the air around the same. I’ll update this space if I get to know more about this.

My body strength was at its lowest at this point so I might have missed a few sculptures lying nearby. My eyes were getting all blurry from the heat and no AC when we were ascending the Nahargarh Hill.

Nahargarh Fort Restaurants

There are umpteen stalls just outside the Nahargargh Fort, selling fruits (20 Rs per plate), papad (20 Rs for one JUMBO-sized), banta, nimbu paani, and likewise. However, if you want to sit and enjoy the view, there are two renowned restaurants at Nahargarh where you can dine in peace. (I visited none of these because we ate at these stalls and a small shop selling pao bhaji and patties.)

  • Durg Cafeteria, Nahargarh Fort, Jaipur.
  • Padao Open Air Bar/Restaurant 

Distance of Nahargarh from Other Famous Places

Destination DistanceTime
Nahargarh to Amer Palace Distance (Same as Amber)10 Km18 Mins
Nahargarh to Jaigarh Distance5.4 Km12 Mins
Nahargarh to Hawa Mahal Distance3.7 Km10 Mins
Nahargarh to City Palace, Jaipur Distance3.3 Km11 Mins
Nahargarh to Jal Mahal Distance6.6 Km20 Mins
Nahargarh to Brahma Temple, Pushkar Distance147 km3 Hours
Nahargarh to Udaipur Distance402 Km7 Hours 3 Mins
Nahargarh to Gurugram Distance279 Km4 Hours 12 Mins
Nahargarh to Chandigarh Distance471 Km7 Hours 51 Mins

I have penned down my thoughts and my personal encounter with the magnificent Brahma Temple, Pushkar, and whether you should be attending the Amber Fort Light & Sound Show.

Can I request you to read or come back later to this when you have time? This will help you curate your Jaipur itinerary better. And my words, in return, would get ears to nibble on. That’s all my words crave for – listening ears! 🙂

Conclusion

Well, that’s all about the Nahargarh Fort Jaipur.

I hope you enjoyed reading the blog as much as I enjoyed penning it down, really! All I ever want is for people to not miss out on things as I often do (when I don’t read blogs before visiting a place :P).

It will mean a lot to me if you share this blog on Nahargarh Fort with someone who is about to visit the place. And if you are “that” someone who is about to visit the place, may your day be filled with cherished moments, each one more beautiful than the last, creating a storybook of memories that warms your heart. Happy exploring! 🙂

6 thoughts on “Everything About Nahargarh Fort Jaipur: History, Photos, Secrets, Entry Fee, & More”

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