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Wednesday, 13 March 2013

JAIPUR : Nahargarh Fort


Table of Contents for Rajasthan Yatra 2012 : Ajmer , Pushkar and Jaipur

1. MUMBAI TO JAIPUR
2. JAIPUR TO AJMER 
3. AJMER DARGAH SHARIF
4. TEERTHRAJ (TIRTHRAJ) PUSHKAR
5. PUSHKAR : Lord Brahma Temple 
6. PUSHKAR : Savitri Devi Temple 
7. PUSHKAR : Important Temples 
8. PUSHKAR MARKET AND PUSHKAR CAMEL FAIR
9. JAIPUR : Hawa Mahal
10. JAIPUR : Jantar Mantar
11. JAIPUR : City Palace
12. JAIPUR : Galtaji Temple (Monkey Temple)
13. JAIPUR : Sisodia Rani Ka Bagh & Birla Temple 
14. JAIPUR : Moti Doongri Temple & Panchmukhi Hanuman Temple
15. JAIPUR : Raj Mandir Cinema Hall  
16. JAIPUR : MI Road & Govind Dev ji Temple 
17. JAIPUR : Amer Fort (Amber Palace), Gates & Courtyards
18. JAIPUR : Amer Fort (Amber Palace), Spellbinding Art 
19. JAIPUR : Amer Fort (Amber Palace), Splendid Views
20. JAIPUR : Jaigarh Fort, The Invincible One 
21. JAIPUR : Nahargarh Fort 
22. JAIPUR : Jal Mahal
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Travel India to Nahargarh Fort, Jaipur, Rajasthan, for the bird's view of Jaipur City.

Dear Divine Souls,

After completing Jaigarh Fort, we went to our next destination Nahargarh Fort.

First time I saw Nahargarh Fort was when I visited Hawa Mahal. Although it was in my list, the inclination and penchant to visit this fort grew to maximum.

Nahargarh lies on the rugged ridge of Aravali hills and it forms an extraordinary backdrop of Jaipur. Located in one of the oldest mountain ranges of the world, the Aravalli Hills, this fort gives you a breathtaking panoramic view of the scenic surroundings of Jaipur shown in the end.

Nahargarh along with Amer and Jaigarh forts forms a strong defence ring for the Jaipur and Amer Cities. It was constructed by Sawai Jaisingh II in 1734. Nahargarh means "Abode of Tigers".

Nahargarh Fort , Jaipur, Travel India
JAIPUR : Nahargarh Fort, View from Hawa Mahal (Travel India)


It was originally named Sudarshangarh. The legend has it that it was named Nahargarh after Prince Nahar Singh, whose spirit would destroy the construction and halt its progress. So after a aghori tantrik  invoked the spirit, it agreed to withdraw on condition that the fort would be named after him.

Nahargarh Fort , Jaipur, Travel India
JAIPUR : Nahargarh Fort , near the Entrance of Madhavendra Bhawan,  (Travel India)
Nahargarh was never attacked by any enemy but it has witnessed many important events like treaties with Maratha forces and protection to Europeans.

We came inside this great fort in our hired car and straight away went to " Madhavendra Bhawan " which is the principal attraction of this fort.

The Bhawan entrance is guarded by two massive canons.

Nahargarh Fort , Jaipur, Travel India
JAIPUR : Nahargarh Fort , At Entrance of Madhavendra Bhawan,  (Travel India)
We posed here for sometime and took some pictures. It was already 4.00 PM by the time we reached here. Although the entrance was very impressive place to stay around for a while my mind was wandering to see the views of Jaipur from top of this fort.

Nahargarh Fort , Jaipur, Travel India
JAIPUR : Nahargarh Fort , A canon at the entrance,  (Travel India)
We enter this great Bhawan as we had very less time left in Jaipur.

Madhavendra Bhawan

During the reign of Maharaja Sawai Ramsingh II (1835-1880) and Maharaja Sawai Madho Singh II (1880 -1922) marvelous residential palaces were constructed. The main palace of the king was called Madhavendra Bhawan. The two storied palace was divided into nine similar apartments known as Suraj Prakash, Chand Prakash, Khushal Prakash, Anand Prakash, Jawahar Prakash, Laxmi Prakash, Ratna Prakash, Lalit Prakash and Basant Prakash. Each Apartment is double storied building wich contains a lobby, kitchen , bedroom, toilet, store designed according to the needs of Royal Family. The design of palace was such that the other queens couldn't know the apartment King was visiting.This palace is beautiful example of Indian and European Architecture.

Nahargarh Fort , Jaipur, Travel India
JAIPUR : Nahargarh Fort , Entrance , (Travel India) 
With series of decorative designer gates we enter the Main Palace. The carvings and frescoes on these gates are impressive and worth watching.

Nahargarh Fort , Jaipur, Travel India
JAIPUR : Nahargarh Fort, Gate towards Apartments and Bhawan,  (Travel India)
We entered in one of the apartments of the queens called Suraj Prakash which had a very adorning and majestic gate covered with delicate carvings and floral frescoes.

Nahargarh Fort , Jaipur, Travel India
JAIPUR : Nahargarh Fort , Entrance gates of one of the Apartments of queen,  (Travel India)
Nahargarh Fort , Jaipur, Travel India
JAIPUR : Nahargarh Fort, Entrance gate of the apartment ,   (Travel India)
The apartments are huge and spacious with a courtyard in center and different rooms around it.

Nahargarh Fort , Jaipur, Travel India
JAIPUR : Nahargarh Fort, A Apartment of queen, (Travel India)  
The picture below shows the arrangements and cupboards made to store the clothes and other things in the palace.

Nahargarh Fort , Jaipur, Travel India
JAIPUR : Nahargarh Fort, Cupboards 
Nahargarh Fort , Jaipur, Travel India
JAIPUR : Nahargarh Fort , places to store


















The Ancient Toilet

Nahargarh Fort , Jaipur, Travel India
JAIPUR : Nahargarh Fort, Ancient Toilet,   (Travel India)
Nahargarh Fort , Jaipur, Travel India
JAIPUR : Nahargarh Fort, A view of the bhawan from one of the apartments, (Travel India)
This ancient grand palace once a home to several Royal Kings and Queens are inhabited by pigeons.

Nahargarh Fort , Jaipur, Travel India
JAIPUR : Nahargarh Fort 
The first floor bedroom of the queen. The ultimate place where King and his queens used to relax. The best frescoes were painted here. The carvings are magnificent. Still the remains of those are noticeable. Some of them I have captured and showed below.

Nahargarh Fort , Jaipur, Travel India
JAIPUR : Nahargarh Fort , Bedroom on the first floor,  (Travel India)
Nahargarh Fort , Jaipur, Travel India
JAIPUR : Nahargarh Fort, Decorative bedroom,  (Travel India)
Nahargarh Fort , Jaipur, Travel India
JAIPUR : Nahargarh Fort , Paitings and Carvings ,  (Travel India)
Nahargarh Fort , Jaipur, Travel India
JAIPUR : Nahargarh Fort , a fresco on the wall,  (Travel India)
Nahargarh Fort , Jaipur, Travel India
JAIPUR : Nahargarh Fort, a fresco on the wall,   (Travel India)
Nahargarh Fort , Jaipur, Travel India
JAIPUR : Nahargarh Fort, A carving on the wall,   (Travel India)
And finally we come to the best part of this fort, i.e. The Bird's View of Jaipur City, from the Madhavendra Bhawan.

Nahargarh Fort , Jaipur, Travel India
JAIPUR : Nahargarh Fort 
Nahargarh Fort , Jaipur, Travel India
JAIPUR : Nahargarh Fort 
























The moment you stand near the window, the fresh breeze blowing over the Jaipur City hits your face. I could make out cricket ground , City palace , Jantar Mantar, Central Park and lot of other huge places in Jaipur. The panoramic views are absolutely breathtaking and mind boggling.

Nahargarh Fort , Jaipur, Travel India
JAIPUR : Nahargarh Fort , Bird View of Jaipur City 
Nahargarh Fort , Jaipur, Travel India
JAIPUR : Nahargarh Fort , Bird View of Jaipur City, (Travel India) 
Nahargarh Fort , Jaipur, Travel India
JAIPUR : Nahargarh Fort , Bird View of Jaipur City,  (Travel India)
Nahargarh Fort , Jaipur, Travel India
JAIPUR : Nahargarh Fort , Bird View of Jaipur City, (Travel India) 
From one side sun rays were directly coming on to the lens of the camera , hence the vision is not clear from here. Yes but Endless Jaipur City is stretched till horizon from every corner of this Palace.

Nahargarh Fort , Jaipur, Travel India
JAIPUR : Nahargarh Fort , Bird View of Jaipur City,  (Travel India)
Nahargarh Fort , Jaipur, Travel India
JAIPUR : Nahargarh Fort , Bird View of Jaipur City,  (Travel India)

Finally time for family picture in Madhavendra Bhawan, Nahargarh Fort, Jaipur.

Nahargarh Fort , Jaipur, Travel India
JAIPUR : Nahargarh Fort , a family picture,  (Travel India)
Dear Divine Souls ,

Finally I come to end the three forts of Jaipur. Also I am coming to end of my Rajasthan Yatra 2012 - 2013 with my visit to Jal Mahal coming in next post. Hoped you have liked this place and visit it when you go to Jaipur. Coming soon with Jal Mahal, till then

Jai Bhole .
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NAHARGARH FORT : How to reach

By Air : Nearest Airport Jaipur International Airport 

By Rail : Nearest Rail head  is Jaipur Railway Station

By Road : Although It is located on the edge of Aravali Hills surrounding Jaipur, from road it is  around 14 kms away from Jaipur. The best way to see the fort is to hire a vehicle for whole day and visit all the three forts Amer, Jaigarh and Nahargarh . 
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Table of Contents for Rajasthan Yatra 2012 : Ajmer , Pushkar and Jaipur
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16 comments:

  1. I love the view of the city from the Nahargarh fort. Beautiful pictures!

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    1. Thanks Mridula for going through. the views are such that one needs to visit this .

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  2. Vishal bhai .... Splendid pictures and nice detailing ..... The vantage points and the eagle eye views were breath taking..... Looking for more ...Rajasthan hai hi aisa ... iska koi mukabla nahin

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    1. Thanks Giriraj for leaving your footprints on my blog. My entire Rajasthan yatra of Ajmer , Pushkar and Jaipur is written in this blog. You can go through index.

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  4. Nice fort with beautiful wall paintings. Loved your aerial shots!

    http://rajniranjandas.blogspot.in/2013/03/river-narmada.html

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    1. Thanks RND .

      If the shots are then think what would be the real view

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  5. Lovely pics, nice arts and places :)

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  6. I remember having traveled from Nahar Garh fort to Amer on feet, covering Jai Gadh on the way. You have not covered Charan Mandir which falls in between Jai Gargh and Nahar Gargh. It is almost ruined now but offers excellent view during monsoon season.

    You also have not mentioned about the Gadh Ganesh Temple, the idol of which can be seen from the city palace.Right at the foot of the Gadh Ganesh hill lies my favorite spot "Gaitore ki Chhatriyan"

    Your Jaipur coverage is par excellence.Exceptional.Keep it up.

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  7. Neeraj jee

    Thanks for going through. I was not knowing about these places . I have missed them.

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  8. Great shots, nice description, Thanks for sharing... Loved the birds view...

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