A day-trip from Jaipur, the capital city of Rajasthan, can take you in the imposing hilltop fort of Nahargarh, one of the most magnificent forts of India. Situated on the rugged Aravali Hills, the ruined fort is a specimen of the seamless blend of the Indo-European architecture and made of red stone. The earliest of the three forts built by Maharaja Jai Sawai Singh II, the founder of Jaipur, it was built in 1734 to strengthen the defence of Amber.
From the fort, also known as Tiger Fort, you can have a beautiful spectacle of the Jaipur city especially at the night when the city lights turn into twinkling jewels. If you happen to be in Jaipur during the festival of Diwali, don’t miss to visit the Nahargarh fort from where you will have the spectacle of the mesmerizing explosion of the firecrackers over the city.
Nahargarh provides awe-inspiring view of the landscape that will humble you. Watching the sunset from the fort as the sun disappears behind the aravali hills is a surreal experience.
Apart from Satyajit Ray’s Bengali film Sonar Kella the Nahargarh fort was featured in the Aamir Khan starrer Bollywood film Rang De Basanti.
Nahargarh is 10 km from Jaipur city. Nahargarh Haveli is a fine accommodation option here.