Being Touristy in Jaipur : Nahargarh Fort

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Hi there !

How are you all doing ?? And where all are you going ?? I hope all good places. 🙂 “For my part, I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel’s sake. The great affair is to move.” – Robert Louis Stevenson.

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Jaipur, the capital and the largest city of royal Rajasthan is a charmer by nature. Nahargarh Fort is perched on the edges of the Aravalli range, overlooking the pink city of Jaipur.
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Originally named Sudarshangarh, the story goes that the fort was named after Nahar Singh Bhomia, a dead prince whose restless spirit was disrupting the construction of this place. Whatever was built in the day crumbled in the night. That is quite nerve racking.
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Nahar’s spirit was pacified by building a temple in his memory within the fort and also the fort was named after him to appease the ghost. After that, the construction went on smoothly.
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The Fort was primarily built for defence purposes but it was never attacked by enemies. Built in 1734 and extended in 1868, this sturdy fort overlooks the city from a sheer ridge to the north.
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The most spectacular part of the Fort is the Madhavendra Bhawan built by Sawai Madho Singh, a two-storey building which has identical suites for the king and his twelve queens.
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There are stunning frescoes in the interior of the building which looked truly amazing.
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Another shot of one of the queen’s room. Truly regal feels !
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There are connecting hallways to the different rooms. It is said that the rooms for the queens were built in such a way that when the king visited one of the queens, others could not find about it. #beingsneaky
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Nahargarh Fort is also a popular film shooting location. Some of the films shot here include Rang De Basanti and Jodha Akbar. RDB was my driving force to this place. 😉
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I don’t know what was this doing in the palace courtyard. :p
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The rooftop of this palace is everything. You have to get to the top and see it to believe it. It leaves you spellbound and did I mention that this place offers you one of the best sunset in Jaipur? Yes, it does.
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Besides the Madhavendra Palace, you will also find a couple of restaurants , A wax museum & sheesh mahal which have separate entry tickets ( which in my opinion do not hold any historical relevance ), yeah i skipped it. :p Also, there is a stepwell or baodi which you cannot go into. Sad 😦
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” The locals “

Until next time 🙂

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