Nahargarh Fort, or the ‘Tiger Fort’, stands above the city on a hill, and has a maze of bedrooms and an incredible collection of old murals. It once formed the defense ring of the kingdom, along with Amer Fort. It was originally named Sudarshangarh but was renamed as Nahargarh Fort or the abode of tigers. It offers sweeping views of the city and the rocky Aravalli Hills. It was also used as a ‘hunting residence’ by the Maharaja of Jaipur. The climb up is steep with over two kilometers of winding paths leading to the top. Built-in the Indo-European architectural style, it has several temples within its giant ramparts and suites for the king and his 12 queens. There are 12 ‘apartment-style’ suites complete with a lobby, bedrooms, bathrooms, a kitchen, and a store. The fort is said to be a shelter for a lot of Europeans, particularly British women, during the sepoy mutiny of 1857.
NAHARGARH FORT