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Nahargarh Fort

Nahargarh Fort Review

The scenic hilltop location of Naharharh Fort provides breathtaking views of Jaipur and its natural defenses. Initially built by Sawai Jai Singh in 1734, it was enlarged to its sprawling, present-day glory in 1885 by Sawai Madho Singh, who commandeered it as a lookout point. Cannons placed behind the walls recall the days when artillery was positioned against potential attackers below. The Rajasthan tourist board runs a terrace snack bar at the fort, but if you want a full meal, you're probably better off packing a picnic. The palace of nine queens—with nine separate apartments for the wives of Maharaja Ram Singh—within the fort is also worth a short visit. The massive channels that carried rainwater from Nahargarh to Jaigarh Fort, a few miles away, where it was stored in large tanks as part of a rainwater harvesting system, can still be seen from the approach road.

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  • Address: 10 km (6 miles) north of Jaipur off Amber Rd., Jaipur, Rajasthan, 302002 | Map It
  • Cost: Rs. 50; camera fee Rs. 30; video-camera fee Rs. 70
  • Hours: Fort daily sunrise–sunset; palace daily 10–5:30
  • Location: Jaipur
Updated: 11-14-2012

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