Saturday, September 5, 2009

Jaipur Daily Photo-Nahargarh Fort

The Nahargarh Fort was built by Sawai Raja Jai Singh in 1734. Since Jaipur was his capital, the Nahargarh Fort was strategically important and was built as a means of bolstering the defense of Amer. It was also known as the Tiger Fort. New additions were made to the fort in the 19th century by Sawai Ram Singh II and Sawai Madho Singh II. The older parts of he fort are being hard hit by the ravages of times but the newer additions are quite captivating.

According to a legend, the Fort was named after a prince whose spirit used to haunt the site and would cause mischief so as to delay the construction of the fort. After too many disturbances, finally after a Tantrik prayer the ghost or the spirit, agreed to leave on the condition that the fort should be named after him.


  1. This is another fort I would love to visit. Are you going to show us more of it?

  2. Lovely photo, and I like the legend that comes along with it.

  3. It's a great fort indeed! Can you take us inside any of the rooms; are they furnished with any furniture?

  4. It looks like a very solid fort. And I like the legend of its name!


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