Jaipur is approx 242 Kms from Gurgaon and 281 Kms from Delhi. If you are looking for a weekend getaway to eliminate the boredom from your daily office life, then a trip to Jaipur’s Fort can be one of the best choices.
When to Visit?
We recommend you to visit Nahargarh Fort when the weather is cool and pleasant. The best time to visit Jaipur is from October to March.
I planned to visit Jaipur by bus that runs from the Bikaner house in New Delhi. There are trains also from Delhi that runs from Nizammudin Railway station and Sarai Rohilla. Gurgaon railway station has also several trains that run daily to Jaipur.
On the way, I heard Nahargarh Forts was haunted and got goosebumps. But was increasingly determined to explore this beautiful place Fort with haunted mysteries.
The bus will take you to the Sindhi camp bus stand. There are some good hotels nearby this place where you can make your stay.
Be a little careful while travelling and do not get cheated by the cab drivers like us.
Here is a funny thing that happened to me and my friend when we reached Jaipur bus stand. It was around 6 a.m. It was my first trip to an unknown place without a group and we were 2 girls only. So, we decided to book a cab to get to our pre-booked hotel. When the can driver took us to our hotel we realized it was not even a km away from the bus stand and we could have walked to the hotel.
Without wasting any time we booked a local tourist cab and reached to the Nahargarh Fort. Believe me, we were mesmerized to see the beauty of this Fort.
Nahargarh Fort and Related Story:
Fort geological location give it the name of “Pride of Aravalli Range” and creating an impressive northern backdrop to the city of Jaipur. Nahargarh was also a hunting residence of the Maharajas.
Nahar here stands for Nahar Singh Bhomia, whose spirit haunted the place and obstructed construction of the fort. Then to pacify Nahar’s spirit temple was built in his memory within the fort, which thus became known by his name.
Architectural Layout Of The Fort
The fort follows the Indo-European architecture and there are many structures inside the fort. To the left of the entrance gate ‘Tadigate’, there is a temple dedicated to the deity of Jaipur rulers. Apart from this, there is another temple inside the fort, dedicated to the Rathore prince, Nahar Singh Bhomia.
Another attraction in the fort is the ‘Madhavendra Bhawan’ built by Sawai Madho Singh. This is a two-storey building which has suites for the king and his twelve queens. It is divided into nine similar apartments and each of these apartments has a lobby, bedrooms, toilets, kitchen and store. Other structures inside the palace include Diwan-I-Aam, an open-air enclosure where the king met the common men and listened to their problems and complaints.
The movies Rang De Basanti, Shuddh Desi Romance and Sonar Kella were shot at Nahargarh Fort. It’s amazing to visit Nahar Singh ji temple of Nahargarh Fort Jaipur during Jaipur tour.
Other Places To Visit In Jaipur
- Jaigarh fort
- Amer Fort
- Jal Mahal
- Birla Temple
- City Palace
This is not it and we will be coming more informative blogs about Jaipur’s Fort soon. If you have heard any haunted stories about Nahargarh Fort then do share in the comments below.