Nahargarh Fort was built by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II in the 18th century and is one of the popular tourist destinations of Jaipur, Rajasthan. It was originally named Sudarshangarh Fort but was renamed, Nahargarh Fort. Nahargarh means ‘Abode of Tigers’ and the fort was visited by these big cats which is why it was renamed Nahargarh. Along with the Jai Garh Fort, this fort is also known for its strong defence. The fort shares an extended wall to Jai Garh fort.
The place is full of Indo-European architecture and also has beautiful structures. While entering the fort through the ‘Tadigate’ one can see a temple that was dedicated to the rulers of Jaipur. There is one more temple inside the fort which was dedicated to Nahar Singh Bhomiya. Mahadev Bhawan is another beautiful structure found inside the fort. It is a two-storied building with suites for the king and his twelve queens and was built by Sawai Madho Singh. It is further divided into nine similar apartments with a lobby, bedrooms, toilets, kitchen and store of their own. Diwan-I-Aam, an open setting inside the fort, is also a major attraction here. The king used to hold meetings with local people in order to listen and solve their problems here.
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