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Nahargarh Fort

Nahargarh Fort

Another fascinating fort in Jaipur, Nahargarh Fort was built for defense purposes. Suitably located on the rugged ridge of Aravali Hills, Nahargarh fort is an amazing attraction of Jaipur. As Nahargarh means ‘the abode of tigers’, the fort has also got the name of the Tiger Fort. It was constructed under the guidance of Maharaja Jai Singh in 1734. Later on, few more structures were also adjoined to it by Sawai Ram Singh II and Sawai Madho Singh II in the 19th century.

The fort served as a escape for the royal guests and dignitaries who were invited to accompany the maharaja for duck hunting. The fort also doubled up as an escape for the royal women. In fact, there was a special quarter, known as the Zenana, built especially for women. The Madhavendra Bhawan zenana was the result of a special contribution by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singhji.

The story of the fort is. The spirit of Nahar Singh persistently haunted the site where the construction took place and impeded with the labourers' work. In order to appease the spirit, several efforts had been made by chanting prayers and rituals were performed. The spirit of the dead prince appeared and declared that the fort would have to be named after him. That is how the fort got its name-Nahargarh Fort.

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The fort houses nine apartments, especially constructed for the queens of the Maharaja. These apartments still have the frescoes that reflect the charm of the bygone era. Offering picturesque view of the city, Nahargarh fort should be a must seedestination of your Jaipur travel.

Standing gracefully in Jaipur, Nahargarh Fort is another awe-inspiring specimen of Rajputana architecture!



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