Rajasthan

Nahargarh Fort, Jaipur, India

As said in my Jaigarh fort  post, Jaipur city has fort triplet Jaigarh – Nahargarh- Amer fort. After seeing Jaigarh fort I am now at Nahargarh fort. Specialty of this fort is that it is kind of private fort and depicts the life style of Rajput in post medieval era. There are only two buildings to visit here-Madhvendra Bhawan and wax museum. Also if we see the design of the Madhvendra Bhawan, we see that it is combination of Muslim and Rajput styles and even of jews. This shows the relation of Rajputs with Mughal kings.

My Itinerary

My 11 days plan which covers 5 UNESCO World heritage forts Taj Mahal, Mathura and few tombs whih are not so popular but belong to stalwarts of history.

Plan All Journeys by Train only – Agra-Mathura-Sawai Madhopur-jaipur-chittoegarh

As per my itinerary I reach Jaipur at 4 PM from Sawai Madhopur by train. I check in at RTDC Hotel Gangaur which I had booked online. There is a RTDC Tourist bus service office attached to the hotel. I have one day only and there are many points to be covered in Jaipur so rightly I thought to book the RTDC one day tour for next day. Their charge is Rs.300 for 9 AM to 5 PM tour.

RTDC Local Bus tour- Lakshmi Narayan temple- City Palace- Jantar mantar- Hawa Mahal-Jaigarh Fort-Nahargarh Fort-Amer Fort – 31 KM

RTDC Hotel Gangaur – This hotel is just about 1 KM from railway Station. You can take hand rickshaw. The hotel is satisfactory. South and North Indian breakfast is good and restaurant and service is also good.

Form Jaigarh fort we Nahargarh at 1 PM. It took about 5 minutes to reach this fort. All these three forts Jaigarh, Nahargarh and Amer forts are connected by good road.  As such we did not see any entrance gate to this fort which separates it from Jaigarh. So it seems both the forts are combined. Also there is a tunnel which connects all these three forts. The entry point of this tunnel i saw in Amer Fort.

Driver parked the bus at RTDC canteen which is in the fort premises. We took lunch here. There is no alacarta in this hotel and we had to take thali. After lunch we proceeded to see this fort.

As per guide there are only two things to visit in this fort. One is Wax Museum and other is Madhvendra bhawan. We skipped wax museum as it was not interesting to me.

Details of Madhvendra Bhawan

The bhawan is maintained well since there is good earning from tourists.  This bhawan is in 3 floors.

View of Madhvendra Bhawan from distance

Entrance to Madhvendra Bhawan

There are 9 apartments in ground floor one each for 9 concubines of King Madho singh.

Entrance to each apartment. These are similar 9 such entrances for each apartment. Different companies have put their Advertisements on each of 9 apartments.

One of the three bedrooms. There are 9 apartments for 9 concubines.

Each apartment has 3 bedroom, kitchen and store room.

Kitchen

The ground floor is used as summer residencevand first floor as winter residence.

Top view from first floor. The top was used as winter cottages for queens.

We went to roof and took some pictures of Jaipur city. It took about 30 minutes to see this bhawan.

City view from top of bhawan

Jaipur view from Nahargarh fort.

Epilogue

It was nothing so great about the architecture  Nahargarh fort but the fact that it is kind of private fort and depicts a bit of private life of Maharaja those days. The Madho Singh bhawan was built about 130 years old and it depicts the Rajput culture and their lifestyle. But Nahargarh fort is worth seeing and I saw no less that 500 foreign tourists roaming inside building with all enthusiasm and I could read the satisfaction on their faces.

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