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The existence of fort

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The construction of the Nahargarh fort dates back to the 17th century. Rests along the mountaintop on the edge of the Aravalli Hills on Cheel ka Teela, the fort offers a great city view.

The fort for defence 

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Maharaja Jai Singh II built Nahargarh Fort primarily to safeguard the city but it has never come under attack till date. This fort was also used for the summer retreat of the king and royal family.

real name of the fort

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The fort was named ‘Sudarshangarh Fort’, which later changed to Nahargarh after the demise of Rathore Prince Nahar Singh who died here. 

Fort as a hiding chamber

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Though the fort was aimed at providing safety to the Moguls, in later years it served as a hiding place for Europeans of the region and Britisher’s wives as Indians rose up against the colonial Raj.

Time indicator canon

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The canons stationed at the fort were never used for war but to indicate time with the help of a gunshot fired after solar time reading from the Samrat Yantra at the Jantar Mantar Observatory.

Abode of Tigers Nahargarh

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The fort was named after the tigers which were believed to have roamed around the hills. The word Nahargarh means ‘home of tigers' and hence it is also known as Tiger Fort and Abode of Tigers.

Huge wall of Nahargarh

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There is a huge fortified wall at Nahargarh Fort connecting it to Jaigarh Fort forming a wall of defence around the city. This massive wall runs for several kilometres.

water storage systems

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The fort has a water tank built compactly with a water channelling system which brings the water down the hill to the tank for storage. A Nahargarh heritage water walk is organised for the same.


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Watching the sunset from Nahargarh Fort is definitely one of the most memorable things to do in Jaipur.

Night view

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The fort at night gives a great view of the city with different hues of light crisscrossing with each other, capturing the city’s captivating view.