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Nahargarh Fort, Jaipur


Nahargarh Fort was built by the king of Jaipur, Sawai Jai Singh. The construction work of the fort was completed in 1734 and the towering walls and bastions were renovated in 1880 by Maharaja Sawai Madho Singh. The fort, nestled in the Aravalli Mountain Ranges, is a beautiful amalgamation of the Indian and the European styles of architecture.

It was named after Nahar Singh, the prince of Jaipur. It is believed that his soul used to interrupt the construction work of the fort and was calmed down only after a temple was constructed inside the fort premises, in his memory. The word Nahargarh means the abode of tigers. In the fort, there is a Madhavendra Bhavan, which used to be a summer resort for the kings and their families.

Now the place has become a popular picnic spot. Travellers can even find a cafeteria and a restaurant in the complex of the fort.