The Ultimate Travel Guide to Nahargarh Fort, Jaipur

From most of the great ancient forts of Rajasthan, the Nahargarh Fort, Jaipur attracts a lot of visitors each year. With brilliant architecture and picturesque surroundings amidst the beautiful Aravalli Mountain Ranges the fort has so magnificent views to offer. The founder of the city of Jaipur founded this fort.

The fort is situated less than 3 kilometers from some of the most attractive world – tourism sites in Jaipur – Hawa Mahal / Amber Fort, Jaigarh Fort, Jantar Mantar, Jal Mahal & City Palace. It is a great way to go trekking from one of these places. The Palace on Wheels train explores these fascinating monuments and palaces in Jaipur.

Nahargarh Fort Jaipur

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Historic Significance of Nahargarh Fort

The fort has great historical significance as it was a defense to several residents including the British Resident’s wife in the battle in 1857. The city where the fort is built is Amer city which was the capital of the Rajput rule in ancient India. The rulers of those days would hunt in the jungles. The meaning of ‘Nahargarh’ means the ‘abode of tigers’. The luxury train visits Jaipur on the second day of the week long tour. So, take a look at the most amazing palace with historical significance in Jaipur, City of Palaces in the comfort of luxury.

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Most Significant Aspect of Nahargarh Fort

It was initially going to to be named the Sudarshangarh Fort. There is an interesting story on why this fort got the name Nahargarh Fort. It is believed that a Prince who died haunted the palace and his ghost refused to leave the palace. The construction work that happened during daytime would be destroyed by night.

It was only after the ghost Prince called Nahar Singh who said he would leave if the place if the temple was named after him, the construction could successfully take place. It finally concluded with a small temple named Nahar Singh. This construction started in the early 1700 and was later extended in the mid 1800’s.

Naharagarh Fort

Naharagarh Fort

Sheesh Mahal

Sheesh Mahal

Wax Museum - Nahargarh Fort

Wax Museum – Nahargarh Fort

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Nahargarh Fort Entry and Timings

Entry Fee

International Tourists/ Foreigners: Rs. 200/-
Domestic Tourists/ Inidan Nationals: Rs. 50/-
Students: Rs. 25/-

There is a Seesh Mahal at the entrance of the fort and also a wax museum.
For this the entrance fee is Rs. 350/-

No Camera Fees.
Parking Fee: Rs. 10/-


The fort is open for visiting from 10.00 AM in the morning to 5.30 PM in the evening.

Best time to Visit

The fort is not as vast as Amber Fort which means you can see it in a short while. However, if you want to visit for lengthy time and spend time looking around then go in winter months. So, the best time to visit Nahargarh Fort is from October to February.

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How to Reach Jaipur ?

This fort is located on top of a hill. If you want to visit you have to hire a taxi / cab or auto-rickshaw till the foothill. Climb up the remaining 2 km of the fort! There are shuttles available to take you from the gate.

The Palace on Wheels visits Jaipur on Day 2 of the week long luxury tour and the guests are taken for off-board excursions. Some of the most interesting sites to visit are the Seesh Mahal & the Nahargarh Fort. Sheesh Mahal or the Glass Palace is made up of several glass pieces and the Nahargarh Fort has great historical significance from pre- Independence times.

The wax museum has wax models of the famous Bollywood personalities including Amitabh Bachchan. The terrace is something that you must see in the Nahargarh Fort. The Palace on Wheels train takes guests in sheer luxury providing all facilities on-board to Jaipur on the 2nd day of the tour.

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FAQ’s about Nahargarh Fort, Jaipur:

Q. How far is Nahargarh fort from Jaipur?

A. You have to travel through 4 kilometers from Jaipur to reach Nahargarh fort. You can go by booking a private vehicle or on the foot as well. Bus and taxi service is also provided between the routes.

Q. Can we go to Nahargarh fort at night?

A. You cannot visit Nahargarh fort after 5 pm. It is ideal to go to Nahargarh fort at the time of sunset so that you can enjoy the glimpse of the crimson color sky along with the pleasant evening breeze.

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Q. Who built Nahargarh fort?

A. This fort was built in the year 1734 by the Hindu Rajput ruler, Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II.He was the founder of Jaipur. The fort is related to the Jaigarh Fort when these forts were fortified.

Q. Can I go inside the Jal Mahal?

A. No one is allowed to enter the Jal Mahal. However, you can still take pictures with the Jal Mahal in the background. You will find a number of vendors providing rental traditional attire which you can wear while taking the pictures.

Q. How far is Amber Fort from Jaipur railway station?

A. The Amber Fort is 12 kilometers far from Jaipur railway station if you are traveling by road. When you are driving by car then it will take about 14 minutes to reach the Amber Fort from Jaipur railway station.

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