Nahargarh Fort

Situated at around 200 meters above sea level and overlooking the Jaipur City, the Nahargarh fort was intended to be a safe haven for the Royal family of Jaipur during enemy invasions. The fortified palace was constructed during the reign of Sawai Jai Singh II in 1734 AD. The palatial fortress is constructed in a typical Rajput style architecture with European influences. The fort was also used as a summer residence for the Royal family for a brief period of time and one can get a marvelous view of Jaipur city from its lookout points. The temple dedicated to Nahar Singh Bhomia, whose spirit haunted the fort and the Madhavendra Bhavan are some of the structures that one shouldn’t miss. For those who want a better view of the surroundings can also visit the RTDC Padao Restaurant located on the highest point and is accessible by paying a sum of INR 50 at the entrance gate. Padao is one of the best vantage points in the fort and one can have snacks and drinks while enjoying the cool breeze and the marvelous view of the city, although the choices in food are very limited. The liquor is offered here at premium rates and is not covered in the entrance fee. Visiting the restaurant during the festival of Diwali is recommended, as one can view the incredible city lights and the fireworks from almost 431 meters above the city of Jaipur.

  • Opening Timings – 10:00 am to 6:00 pm all days (One could visit the place any time, but the entry to the fort will be restricted.)
  • Padao Restaurant – 3:00 pm to 10:00 pm all days
  • Entrance Fee
    • Indians: INR 20
    • Foreigners: INR 50
    • Indian Students: INR 5
    • Foreigner Students: INR 25
  • Camera Fee
    • Indians: INR 10
    • Foreigners: INR 30

Photo by Piyush Kumar, CC BY 2.0