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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
There are stunning frescoes in the interior of the building which looked truly amazing.
Another shot of one of the queen’s room. Truly regal feels !
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
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. 😉
I don’t know what was this doing in the palace courtyard. :p
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.
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 😦
” The locals “
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