Nahargarh Fort

Nahargarh Fort is located on the ridge of Aravalli hills and offers beautiful view of the city of Jaipur. The fort was built in 1734 AD by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II and served as a summer retreat for the royal family.

The fort was further extended in 19th century by the successive rulers and is now connected to Jaigarh Fort. Nahargarh Fort displays a fine blend of Indian and European architecture with its massive walls beautifully decorated with engraved paintings and long corridors connecting the palatial suites.

The fort houses, Madhavendra Bhawan, the main palace of the king. This double-storeyed palace has nine similar interlinked suites, meant for the then queens, all replete with the basic amenities and infrastructure... a bedroom, a lobby, a kitchen, toilet and store.

An ancient temple, ‘Shri Charanmandir’, located within the premises of the fort is said to bear footprints of Lord Krishna. While another temple situated inside the fort is dedicated to one Rathore prince, Nahar Singh Bhoomia.

As the legend goes, the fort was to be named Sudarshangarh originally. However once the construction began at the site, the spirit of a Rathore prince, Nahar Singh Bhoomia, began to haunt the place and obstruct the fort’s construction. As advised by the wise, a temple was built in the prince’s name and the fort was renamed after him, to pacify his spirit.


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