Nahargarh Fort – Jaipur’s Sightseeing Plan
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Nahargarh Fort stands on the edge of the Aravalli Hills, overlooking the city of Jaipur, Rajasthan. Along with Amer Fort and Jaigarh Fort, Nahargarh once formed a strong defense ring for the Jaipur city. The fort was originally named Sudarshangarh, but it became known as Nahargarh now, which means ‘abode of tigers’.

The popular belief is that Nahar here stands for Nahar Singh Bhomia, whose spirit haunted the place and obstructed construction of the fort. Nahar’s spirit was pacified by building a temple in his memory within the fort, which after known by his name.

It was built in 1734 by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II, the founder of Jaipur, and it was constructed as a place of retreat on the summit of the ridge above the city. Walls extended over the surrounding hills, forming fortifications that connected this fort to Jaigarh.
As the fort never came under attack during the course of its history, it did see some historical events, especially the treaties with the Maratha forces who warred with Jaipur in the 18th century.

The Nahargarh Fort was extended in 1868, during the reign of Sawai Ram Singh. In 1883-92, a range of palaces was built in Nahargarh fort by Dirgh Patel at a cost of nearly three and a half lakh rupees.

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