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Nahargarh Fort In Jaipur – A Complete Guide

Nahargarh Fort in Jaipur is one of the largest forts in India. Standing on the edge of the Aravalli Hills, here’s all the info for visiting.

How To Get To Nahargarh Fort

Nahargarh Fort is located in the city of Jaipur, around 3km from other popular tourist attractions such as Hawa Mahal and the City Palace.

It is possible to walk, however it will take around 1 hour from the city centre. Plus it’s advised to save your legs for the entrance to the Fort.

The best option is to hire a taxi/tuk tuk driver and ask them to drop you at foot of the Nahargarh. Then climb up to fort via the footpath.

For those short on time, or that prefer everything to be organised for them, there are some awesome tours on Get Your Guide available to book in advance.

Nahargarh Fort Entrance Fee

Foreigners: 200 Rupees per person.

Indian Nationals: 50 Rupees per person.

Students: 25 Rupees per person.

There is also a Sheesh Mahal and the Jaipur Wax Museum at the entrance of Nahargarh Fort.

These cost and extra 350 Rupees to enter.

If you are planning on visiting a couple of the tourist attraction in Jaipur it’s worth purchasing the Jaipur: Skip-the-Line Entry Ticket to 8 Attractions pass.

Nahargarh Fort Opening Times

Monday – Sunday: 10:00am – 5:30pm.

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Lauren taking in the views.

Best Time To Visit Nahargarh Fort

There are three main seasons in Jaipur, however only one is really suitable for tourists.

Winter: October to March

Summer: April to June

Monsoon: July to September

The best time to visit Jaipur is during the winter months, from October to March.

Hopefully between these months you’ll get to experience a warm dry winter (with highs of 30°C).

As opposed to an unbearably hot summer, when the daytime temperatures can reach in excess of 45°C. Or a brief but intense monsoon season.

The best time to visit Nahargarh Fort is towards the evening.

That way you’ll avoid the peak heat of the day, and you get a great view of the city as the sun goes down and the lights turn on.

What To Pack

Photography Camera

Tripod

Day Bag

Power Bank

Reusable Water Bottle

Sunscreen

Lightweight Rain Jacket

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The Fort really does give a view of the whole city.

Nahargarh Fort History

Nahargarh Fort was built in 1734 by the Hindu Rajput ruler, Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II.

He was the founder of Jaipur, and chose to build the fort up in the Aravalli Hills to use as a retreat place and a home for his 9 wives. Each wife had a similar section of the fort.

It was originally named Sudarshangarh Fort, but was later given its new name, Nahargarh which translates to the ‘abode of tigers’.

The walls of Nahargarh Fort extended over the surrounding hills, forming connections to Jaigarh Fort, the fort above the old capital of Amber.

Nahargarh Fort, along with Amber Fort and Jaigarh Fort, once formed a strong defence for the city of Jaipur.

Nahargarh Fort was never attacked, however it did witness some major historical events, like the treaties with the Maratha forces which attacked Jaipur in the 18th century.

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Lauren crouched up in one of the peep holes of the fort.

What To Expect At Nahargarh Fort

The best stop of our Jaipur itinerary.

The hike up from the foot of the hill to Nahargarh Fort itself took around 30 minutes.

Following the winding path, we were a little hot and bothered, however had heard such great things about the views from the top, and we were not disappointed!

Upon arrival at the entrance, we passed plenty of smiling locals, and a few roaming bulls. We soon realised it was a good break from the hustle and bustle of the city.

Nahargarh Fort is located on the hillside, and looks out over the entire pink city of Jaipur.

The walls run for a fair distance along the outskirts and you can hear almost silence as you explore the old historic fort.

We advise you to certainly take your time, as the views from different angles at the top of Nahargarh Fort are incredible.

There are a couple of other attractions to add to your India itinerary, such as the Sheesh Mahal and the Jaipur Wax Museum, as well as the RTDC restaurant for those looking to enjoy food with a view.

Overall, an incredible panoramic view of the city and possibly the best place in Jaipur for sunset.

For us this was definitely one of the best things to do in India.

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Looking over the pink city from above.

Where To Stay In Jaipur

Luxury

Trident Jaipur

Luxurious 5-star accommodation and service awaits at Trident Jaipur, which boasts breathtaking views of peaceful Mansagar Lake and the Aravalli Range.

It houses a large outdoor pool with loungers, pool bar and fitness facilities.

Free WiFi is available in the rooms of the property. Spacious rooms open out to private balconies overlooking the lake or the hotel’s landscaped grounds.

In-room comforts include a flat-screen TV, a bathtub and separate shower.

Trident Jaipur offers free parking. Offering 24-hour reception, staff can provide concierge and childcare services.

Mid-Budget

Hotel Kapish Smart-All Pure Veg

Offering air-conditioned rooms in the Bani Park district of Jaipur, Hotel Kapish Smart-All Pure Veg is 1.5 miles from Sindhi Camp.

Among the facilities of this property are a restaurant, a 24-hour front desk and room service, along with free WiFi throughout the property.

There is free private parking and the property offers paid airport shuttle service.

The units in the hotel all come with a kettle. At Hotel Kapish Smart-All Pure Veg every room includes a wardrobe, a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom. Guests at the accommodation can enjoy a continental breakfast.

Budget

Housetel

Housetel in Jaipur provides adults-only accommodation with a restaurant, a shared lounge and a garden.

Among the facilities at this property are a concierge service and a tour desk, along with free WiFi throughout the property.

The accommodation features evening entertainment and an ATM.

All rooms at the hostel come with a seating area. All units will provide guests with a fridge.

Guests at Housetel can enjoy a continental or a à la carte breakfast.

For more places to stay in Jaipur, you can check the latest prices on Booking.com.

Planning Your Trip

Book Your Flight

Use Skyscanner to find a cheap flight.

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Book Your Accommodation

Use Booking.com to find the best accommodation deals.

They consistently return the cheapest rates on everything from guesthouses to hotels for all of your budget needs.

Don’t Forget Travel Insurance

Use SafetyWing to find the best travel insurance for you.

They provide travel and medical incident insurance built specifically for digital nomads.

Travel insurance will protect you against illness, injury, theft, and cancellations.

Book Your Tours & Activities

Use GetYourGuide to book your activities in advance.

They sell the best tours, excursions and activities to attractions around the world.

Conveniently book, download and access your tickets on the move all from your mobile.

Book Your Rental Car

Use RentalCars.com to find the best deals on rental cars in the area.

They compare all major car rental companies and allow you to easily book the perfect vehicle for your trip.

Buy Those Last Minute Bits

Use Amazon to buy everything you need for your adventure.

They offer next day delivery and you can use my travel packing checklist to make sure you haven’t forgotten anything.


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