Rajasthan Sights

Nahargarh Fort

  • Military Site

Published 04/07/2016

Fodor's Review

The scenic hilltop location of Naharharh Fort provides breathtaking views of Jaipur and its natural defenses. One of the main reasons to arrive here after doing a round of Jaigarh and Amer, a few kilometers away, is to take in the views. 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. During the 1857 revolt, several Britishers took refuge here. 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. A couple of famous Hindi films were shot on the battlements.

Sight Information

Address:

10 km (6 miles) north of Jaipur off Amber Rd., Jaipur, Rajasthan, 302002, India

Phone:

141-513-4038; 141-513-7686

Sight Details:

  • Rs. 50; camera fee Rs. 30; video-camera fee Rs. 70
  • Fort daily sunrise–sunset; palace daily 10–5:30

Published 04/07/2016

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