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.
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.