Nahargarh Fort

Nahargarh Fort, situated on the outskirts of Jaipur, is known for breathtaking views of the city and for its extended wall that connects it to Jaigarh Fort. Embellished with delicate carvings and stonework, the Nahargarh Fort is an impregnable┬ástructure and together with its two neighbouring forts – Amer and Jaigarh once stood as the strong defence of Jaipur city.┬áThe Fort was built by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II in the year 1734 as a retreat. The Padao Restaurant is also a must-visit if you’re near Nahargarh Fort from where you’re sure to enjoy a panoramic view of the city of Jaipur.

Nahargarh Fort was primarily used as a retreat for the ladies of the royal household and has a ladies quarters by the name of Zenana. Also known as the Madhavendra Bhavan, the Zenana was built by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II. Its counterpart, the Mardana Mahal was also constructed in the complex for the royal men. Another attraction in the Nahargarh Fort is the Nahargarh Biological Park, which is an asylum for majestic animals such as tigers, leopards and the Asiatic lions.