Nahargarh Fort at Jaipur

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Even in India, a nation that is flooded with cultural symbolism, history and numerous religious practices, Jaipur stands apart from the others. The city not only reflects the above mentioned practices but also incorporate rich heritage of craft and art.

Nahargarh Fort in Jaipur, India
Nahargarh Fort in Jaipur, India

The Nahargarh Fort, which used to guard the Pink City, now overlooks the growth and prosperity of the modern Jaipur. It has seen various chapters of Jaipur history from its existence to India independence and still today, it silently observes the growth of the city.

View from Nahargarh Fort in Jaipur, India

View from Nahargarh Fort in Jaipur, India

The city of Jaipur, built by Sawai Jai Singh II, was heavily fortified, since the king took a special interest in the security of the area and due to this he began the construction of Nahargarh Fort in the year 1734. The fort is believed to be named after a Mogul Prince and that’s why in certain parts of Nahargarh, the walls are adorned with beautifully painted frescoes depicting the prowess of the Mogul Empire.

View from Nahargarh Fort in Jaipur, India

View from Nahargarh Fort in Jaipur, India

Located above the city, Nahargarh Fort boasts wonderful views of the cityscape and surrounding hills. Evening proves to be the best time to view the city from Nahargarh Fort as you can see the beautiful city in the day, have a wonderful sunset view from the same and then you can have a look over the city at night. The city looks like a treasure chest with lots of necklaces and diamonds scattered all over it. It also gives an amazing view of the Jal Mahal (better known as the Water Palace). Not to be missed when in Jaipur.

View of the Water Palace from Nahargarh Fort in Jaipur, India
View of the Water Palace as seen from Nahargarh Fort
View from Nahargarh Fort at night
View from Nahargarh Fort at night (taken on cellphone, please pardon the poor quality)

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Vijay is a Hotelier cum Traveler who has traveled all over India.... The passion towards travel has made him to travel twice to thrice in year. He loves his country the most and that is why he has completed almost entire North, South and West. He is also looking for Central and Easter part nowadays. Well he has started touring other countries now a days. His recent encounter is thailand.

He is ready to help those who plan to visit India but remember he is neither an agent nor tour operator though he can get you arrange your tour and he is almost available round the clock. 



0 # Jared 2012-06-20 07:44
Another great article Vijay. Sounds like an interesting mix of history and a quickly evolving modern city.
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