Review of Nahargarh Fort

 

It is among the most beautiful and the terrible forts of India. It is symbol of Rajputana pride and dignity. It shows how the Rajput kings defend their city by creating defense centers around the city. It is also known As Tiger Fort and is located 15 kms away from Jaipur city. The best thing of the fort is that at some places on the wall give you a great view on Jaipur. If you want to make a nice walk go there by car and go back on the steep path down directly to the city (20 minutes). It will be surely a nice walk and you will end in pink city. It has great view from the Aravalli hills to see the Pink City. In the evening, you can enjoy the sun set and then enjoy desi food at Rajasthani tourism hotel.

Indo- European style is shown in the architecture of Nahargarh fort. Name of the fort also carries a past in it. The fort offers a spectacular view of this royal Pink city from the top of the fort. The major attraction of this fort is Madhvendra Bhawan. This palace was built by Maharaja Ram Singh who has nine wives. This was built in the year 1866.It consists of nine apartments in it which are given to various queens along with their name and the name of the queens are also mentioned at the top of each apartment. All apartments are decorated in floral motifs. There are some beautiful murals which are gathered in a spacious courtyard. Palace has the best views in the city even though it is not the most beautiful in the Jaipur area, nor it is well maintained.

During monsoons the place comes to its life and it resembles a hill station with cool winds and clouds passing by. There is also a steep well, known as Baoli which gained popularity after the movie “Rang De Basanti” which was partly shot here.We should take caution while  going to the Nahargarh fort ,as there are many bends there  and road is also single laned for both the sides and also the steep slopes there.

One of the major attractions of the Nahargarh fort is the capturing view of the Man Sagar Lake and the nearby areas that can be seen from the fort. The alluring view of Man Sagar Lake has never failed to attract the tourists with its magnificent beauty. Visit this dignified fort if you come to Jaipur, Rajasthan. The fort shows the rich culture and the glorious age of the Rajas and Maharajas of the city. Jaipur is well connected by air, road and train with all the major cities of India.

In ancient times forts on such heights were inaccessible to enemies and it was quite easy for the guards and the sentries to have a eye on the movements outside the outer boundary walls of the fort. Successive rulers made more changes to tighten the security of the fort. There are several buildings which are located within the fort. One of the beautiful noteworthy buildings is Madhvendra Bhawan which was built by the first king, Sawai Ram Singh II has a cluster of 12 identical rooms for queens and the main is the room for the king himself. The beauty is that this bhawan has several interconnected rooms with corridors and half ways as well and retain some delicate frescos as well as toilets and kitchen hearths. The Bhawan was the picnic spot of the royal family. When the fort is decorated by lights in the night then its beauty is indescribable. It stands as a symbol of royal dignity, as the Fort stands tall in the Jaipur district. Just above the entrance there is Durg Cafeteria and it sells refreshments and meals, while Padao Restaurant on the western side sells drinks around sunset.

Nahargarh in the eyes of Bollywood

Nahargarh fort is enclosed in the fantastic ambience of Aravalli Hills, which is facing the beautiful Pink City. This is a lovely fort which provides the best travel pleasure in Jaipur a place in Rajasthan which is famous to be mostly named as Pink City. Nahargarh Fort is one of the best tourist destinations of Pink City. One must visit this place while visiting Jaipur. We will get to know about the rich cultural heritage of India while visiting this fort. Nahargarh fort is located approximately at a height of 700 feet and it is nearly about 15 km away from Jaipur city. This fort was built in the year 1734 for residence and security. Nahargrah fort is also named as “Tiger Fort”.

Pink city is gaining massive popularity as a filming destination. A number of renowned films have been shot here and many will be shot in near future as well. This Pink City hosted many bollywood and Hollywood celebrities. Recently, bollywoood film “Bol Bachchan” directed by Rohit Shetty and starred by Abhishek bachchan, Ajay devgan, Asin, and Prachi Desai. Some of the scenes in the movie are shot at the Nahargarh fort.

Rang de Basanti is one of the greatest movie in bollywood which raised patriotic feelings among us. Beer game from Rang De Basanti , no one can ever forget the beer drinking competition that Aamir Khan indulges while simultaneously balancing himself on the edge of a really steep fort lie structure. This place is the public water tank of the Nahargarh fort. It is indeed remarkable that public are still allowed to take a dip in this pool and that one can reach almost near the steps of the pool in a two-wheeler. After the movie was shot here, the place has been re-christened as Rang De Basanti point. Nahargarh fort commands an impressive view of Jaipur city in the song Khalbali Hai Khalbali from Rang De Basanti. This shot was taken at the Baoli in the Nahargarh Fort.

Another South Indian bollywood movie Solla Solla (from Thiruvannamalai) was filmed at the stepwell, commonly known as Baoli at the Nahagarh Fort. It shows that Nahargarh Fort not only attracts the tourists but also the bollywood world towards its natural beauty.

Nahargarh best Tourist Destinations in Jaipur

 Among the famous tourist’s attractions of Rajasthan, Nahargarh Fort of Jaipur is top ranked.  It was constructed by Sawai Man Singh and the construction was completed in the year 1734 which was extended till 1868. Some of the parts of the fort such as the huge walls were later renovated by Maharaja Sawai Madho Singh in the year 1880. He added some of the Mural paintings and beautiful designs over the walls. It is situated on the Aravalli mountain ranges and hence it shows a mix of Indian and European architectural styles.

Nahargarh fort is located approximately at a height of 700 feet and it is nearly about 15 km away from Jaipur city. The meaning of Nahargarh is “the abode of Tigers” and the most attractive in the Nahargarh fort is Madhavendra Bhawan. This bhawan was used in the summer season by the royal families and now it is a famous picnic spot for the visitors coming to Jaipur. A cafeteria and a restaurant are also built inside the complex by the Rajasthan Government. This is one of the most beautiful and significant place of Jaipur. Nahargarh fort overlooks the Pink City of Rajasthan as it is located on the edge of Aravalli ranges. The view of the city from the fort is breath-taking. Being situated at the height on the hill side it is one of the best places in the world as a tourist destination. It is lovely and breath taking where the enjoyment of simple ambience of being a beautiful location of Nahargarh fort gives pleasure to the visitors.

The sightseeing of the Jal Mahal looks awesome from the Nahargarh fort and the crazy zig zag way gives pleasure while travelling. It is from one of the forts which formed the defense ring for the city. The forts in the defense rings are Amber fort, Jaigarh fort and the Nahargarh fort. The earlier name of the fort was Sudarshangarh but later it was named as Nahagarh because of the dead Rathore Prince Nahar Singh. The fort was haunted by his spirit at the time of construction. To pacify his spirit, a temple was built in the fort in his memory and the temple is known by his name as Nahargarh temple.

The Nahargarh fort also has a Baoli in it which in itself has unique features as there is no symmetry in the design and many more. The steps are built in such a way that it will collect the water from the hill side of the Nahargarh Fort. The steps looks crazy almost like waves rolling down the hill side.

The ticket charges are Rs 15 for Indians and Rs 20 for foreigners.  Camera/ Video charges are INR 30/70. Entrance Fees for Indian Citizen Rs. 10.00, Foreign Citizen Rs. 80.00, Indian Students Rs. 2.00, Vehicle Entrance Fees (Bus charges Rs. 100.00 Gypsy/Car/Jeep/Mini Bus Rs. 65.00 and Motorized two wheeler Rs.10.00. It is a very awesome place to watch out the whole pink city from the sky high mountain. In nights the look of light showering pink city will refresh your mind and soul.

One must see in Nahargarh

 

Nahargardh Fort is one of the best tourist destinations of Pink City. One must visit this place while visiting Jaipur. You will get to know about the rich cultural heritage of India while visiting this Nahargarh fort. The fort is enclosed in the fantastic ambience of Aravalli Hills, which is encasing the beautiful Pink City. This is a lovely fort which provides the best travel pleasure in Jaipur a place in Rajasthan which is famous to be mostly named as Pink City. Nahargarh fort is located approximately at a height of 700 feet and it is nearly about 15 km away from Jaipur city. This fort was built in the year 1734 for residence and security. Nahargrah fort is also named as “Tiger Fort”.

Indo- European style is shown in the architecture of Nahargrh fort. Nahargarh basically means the abode of the tiger and is one of the best three forts situated in Pink City. Name of the fort also carries a past in it. The fort offers a spectacular view of this royal Pink city from the top of the fort. The major attraction of this fort is Madhvendra Bhawan. This palace was built by Maharaja Ram Singh who has nine wives. This was built in the year 1866. It consists of nine apartments in it which are given to various queens along with their name and the name of the queens are also mentioned at the top of each apartment. All apartments are decorated in floral motifs. There are some beautiful murals which are gathered in a spacious courtyard. Palace has the best views in the city even though it is not the most beautiful in the Jaipur area, nor it is well maintained.

We can see the fabulous view of Man Sagar Lake, and the sight is also amazing. In the night when the beautiful lights are on, the beauty of the fort also increases. Within the premises a cafe is there which serves beverages and snacks as refreshments to the visitors. It’s a cafe of Rajasthan tourism and also offers a magnificent view.

The fort also provides the bird’s eye scene of Man Sagar Lake and the beautiful Pink City. Many buildings are destroyed by the time but the Rajasthan Government is trying to maintain the heritage and renovation projects are going on. In the Nahargarh Fort as well, renovations have been done under these projects as it is also withered as the time goes on.

According to a saying, the Fort of Nahargarh was named after a prince whose beauty and spirit used to haunt the site which resulted in the delay of the construction of the fort. After too many disturbances, finally the ghost agreed to leave the Fort, agreed to leave on the condition that the fort should be named after him. The prayer was done by a Tantrik.

It was constructed during the reign of Maha Raja Sawai Jaii Singh II. It is an awesome inspiring fort.  It was named after dead Rathore Prince named Nahar Singh by whose spirit the fort was haunted at the time of construction.

There are some amazing wall paintings which attract every visitor and these are from the period of Mughals. Being situated at the height on the hill side it is one of the best places in the world as a tourist destination. It is lovely and breathe taking where the enjoyment of simple ambience of being a beautiful location of Nahargarh fort gives pleasure to the visitors.

An awe-inspiring fort, constructed during the sovereignty of Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II.. The name Nahargarh even carries a past with it. Precisely, it was named after a dead Rathore prince named Nahar Singh, whose spirit haunted the fort, during the construction.

NAHARGARH BIOLOGICAL PARK

Nahargarh Biological Park is located in the vicinity of Nahargarh Fort, outside Jaipur located on the outskirts of the city near Jaipur- Delhi highway. This Biological Park is spread over 7.2 sq km of Nahargarh Sanctuary Park. This park consists of granite rocks, quartzite rocks and also consists of the region covered by dry deciduous and tropical rain forests. Wild life animals are provided comfortable environment in National Biological Park as their main aim to serve animals. Healthy food as well good care is also provided to the animals in this National Park which is deserved by them. The caretakers in this park are also very animal friendly and take care of animals that are under their wards. There are currently 23 lions and 12 tigers at National Biological Park according to the Central Zoo Authority.
Other animals are also there in rescue centre which includes animals like Leopard, Asiatic Lion, Sloth Bear, Caracal, and several species of Deer, Gharials, Crocodile Pangolin Jackal, Wild Dog, Wolf, Hyena, Jungle Civet and Fishing Cats, Ratel, Common and Desert Fox, Rhesus Monkey and Langur. A rehabilitation centre of lions and tigers that are rescued from circuses is also there. Some of the species which were dissipated have been reintroduced and today the variety of animals in the park also includes Leopard, Sloth Bear, Caracal, several species of Deer, Gharial, Crocodile and Otter in its wetlands, Pangolin Jackal, Wild Dog, Wolf, Hyena, Jungle Civet and Fishing Cats, Ratel, Common and Desert Fox, Wild Boar, Rhesus Monkey and Langur, and, of course, a host of avian species. Rajasthan government is doing their best to upgrade this park for tourist purpose. Some of the rare species such as Tiger and Asiatic Lion have not shifted yet. The department of forest is preparing to open Nahargarh Biological Park and the rescue centre for tourists. This park was not open for public visit or tourists. It will receive huge fanfare from lovers of nature once opened for public and would become the first ecotourism site near Jaipur. A few years ago, Government of India imposed a ban on performance of lion, tiger, panther, bear and monkeys in circuses.
The Nahargarh biological park has about 220 types of birds, 450 varieties of flora and fauna besides the jungle cat, reptiles and panthers. But for years it has been the Rescue Centre, situated at a small portion of the park that has been drawing all the attention.
The Government thinks to build back an area where the Aravalli ranges and wetlands are in harmony with the faunal species, and where natural breeding can occur in the wild. This will help to regain other depleted areas with species breed in the wild, and it can also assist educational programs on nature education. The Nahargarh Biological Park is a home to a wide variety of fauna and flora is also a well known sanctuary. Other famous sanctuaries include the Jhalana Nature Trail, Machia Safari Park, Arboretum Park and Amrita Devi Park. These parks are main part of wildlife in Rajasthan. The tourist safari would begin in a short period. Government of India aims to bridge the gap between the public and park by introducing the tourist safari. For this purpose guides will be recruited and Safari vehicles will be engaged to assist the visitors there are two routes which are there for the safari and it will take about three hours to complete the 8-10 km safari in the park. The main aim behind this is to build interest among the public for the park as well as to promote it as an eco-tourism destination.