Nahargarh Fort, Jaipur
Gracing the rugged ridge of the Aravalli Hills is the Nahargarh Fort build by Sawai Raja Jai Singh in the second quarter of the eighteenth century. Jaipur was the capital and the need to boost its defense was a necessity. This explains the presence of the Nahargarh Fort.
The Fort underwent many alterations and modifications during the reign of Sawai Ram Singh II and Sawai Madho Singh II. They built a series of interconnected rooms with cplorful corridors and hallways. Here Hawa Mandir and Madhevendra Bhawan geet etched in your memory. The Nahargarh is a brilliant specimen of fort architecture.
There is a popular legend associated with the construction of the Nahargarh Fort. While it was still under construction, the fort was visited by a spirit of a prince known as Nahar Singh who would disrupt the work and cause delay.
Finally a "tantrik" was called to appease the spirit which agreed to leave but only on the condition that the fort will be named after him. This is how the Nahargarh Fort got its name.
Jaipur's Nahargarh Fort is counted as one of the major tourist attractions of the Pink City. Situated about 6 km north-west of the City Palace, the Jaipur's Nahargarh Fort offers spectacular views of the city along with the breathtaking view of the Man Sagar Lake.
If you want to see where the royal picnicked then dont miss out on Nahargarh fort. With a panoramic view of the Man Sagar Lake, The Pink City and the suburbs, the Nahargarh Fort looks at its best at night, when it is dazzling lit. The cafeterias inside the fort offer the finest drinks and snacks. Nahargarh Fort forms a remarkable backdrop of Jaipur and offers a glittering view of the city lights.
However, the older parts of the Nahargarh Fort got wrecked with the times, but the further additions to the Fort, are still charming and well-preserved. Nahargarh Fort stands as a symbol of the Royal heritage and speaks of its majestic past.
Nahargarh Biological Park
Located in the vicinity of Nahargarh fort, outside Jaipur, the biological park is spread over 7.2-sq-kms of the Nahargarh sanctuary (50-sq-kms). it consists of quartizite and granite rocks, and the vegetation of the region is adequately represented through tropical dry deciduous and tropical thorn forests.-
The species of the area, some of which dissipated over the years, have been reintroduced, so that today the park has Tiger, Leopard, Asiatic Lion, Sloth Bear, Caracal, several species of Deer, Gharial, Crocodile and Otter in its wetlands, Pangolin Jackal, Wild Dog, Wolf, Hyena, Jungle Civet and Fishing Cats, Ratel, Common and Desert Fox, Wild Boar, Rhesus Monkey and Langur, and, of course, a host of avian species.
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