If you want to take a break from work and go on a short trip to enjoy the monsoon, then Nahargarh Fort in Jaipur can be a better option for this. Nahargarh Fort and the surrounding areas become very beautiful during the monsoon season. Nahargarh Fort is built on the banks of the Aravalli hills. Where you must go in the rainy season because in front of this fort is a very beautiful lake. This is a great place to spend your whole day. There is also a Sheeshmahal and Jaipur Wax Museum inside this fort.
In this guide, we advise everything you need to know ahead of visiting Nahargarh Fort in Jaipur. Including opening times, entrance fees, what to expect & more.
Shooting favourite: Nahargarh Fort is one of the favourite locations for shooting for big Bollywood filmmakers. Scenes of many films like ‘Rang De Basanti’, ‘Shuddh Desi Romance’ and ‘Jodha Akbar’ have been shot here. The fort was built by Maharaja Jai Singh II of Jaipur in 1734. This fort is connected to the fort of Jaigarh by a huge wall. Although there is an influx of tourists throughout the year, the number of tourists increases during the monsoon season.
The huge fort Nahargarh displays the magnificent and rich history of this city. In historical times, the Nahargarh Fort served as an impregnable fortress along with its two neighbours Jaigarh and Amer Fort as strong watchmen of the city. Fine carvings on pink stones and beautiful cuttings of stones represent the Jaipuri civilization.
The horror story related to the fort: It is said that this fort was built by Sawai Raja Man Singh for his queens. But after his death, this fort was considered as Bhutia(horror). People here believe that the king’s ghost comes in this fort. Local people say that there are sudden strong winds here and sometimes the glass of the windows collapses. Sometimes it starts feeling hot and cold.
There is also an organic garden which is one of the major attractions of this fort. Spread over an area of 7.2 square kilometres of the Nahargarh Sanctuary, the organic park is finely decorated with granite and quartzite rocks. The park is known for its rich flora in which you can see many animals in their natural surroundings. The Asian lion, Bengal tiger and Indian leopard are also found in this organic park. The most important thing is that 285 species of birds are also found in the park.
Opening Time: 10 am and 6 pm( this doesn’t apply to the perimeter of the fort which is still accessible for sunrise and sunset)
Entry Fee: Rs. 200 for foreigners & Rs. 50 for Indians.
Entry fee for Wax Museum is extra: Rs.700 for foreigners & Rs. 500 for Indians.
Attractions inside Nahargarh Fort: Madhavendra Bhavan Palace, Wax Museum, Sculpture Park, Restaurants
How to reach: Nahargarh Fort is located 19 km from Jaipur. Local Bus from Jaipur to this fort will be easily available. Apart from this, you can also reach with the help of cabs and taxis. Jaipur city is well connected to all major cities of the country through railways, airways and roadways.