Three forts were constructed by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh of Jaipur. Nahargarh Fort is one of the first of them, stands at the top of rugged point of the Aravalis and it provides a stunning sight of the city. Remembering this fact, the fort was built to serve as a means of standing by the security of Amer. The name "Nahargarh" refers to "the house of Tigers", so it is also known as the Tiger Fort. This spectacular Nahargarh Fort was constructed in 1734. However, further additions were added to it by Sawai Ram Singh II and Sawai Madho Singh in the 19th century.
In keeping with a wide and spacious legend, the Fort was named after a prince, whose spirit used to haunt the construction site. Consequently, a tantrik was called and the ghost agreed to leave the fort only if, the fort was named after him. Numerous inside buildings of the Nahargarh Fort, as Madhavendra Bhawan attracts the most, which was built by Sawai Ram Singh II and has a series of interconnected rooms with colorful corridors and hallways. This construction was used as a picnic spot for the members of Royal dynasty.
Another prime and stunning sightseeing of the Fort is that, the Man Sagar Lake as well as suburbs. The geometrically planned Nahargarh Fort looks at its best in the night, when it is dazzlingly lit. To add some unforgettable facts to your memorable tour of Jiapur, the 'cafeterias' inside the fort provides the finest drinks and snacks. Nahargarh Fort forms a remarkable backdrop of Jaipur and offers a glittering view when the city bathes in morning sunlight.
On the other hand, the older parts of the Fort got ravaged with the times, but the further additions to the Fort, are still delightful and well-preserved. Nahargarh Fort 'Tiger Fort' stands as a symbol of the Royal heritage and speaks of its royal past. A visit to 'Pink City' Jaipur is not complete without seeing Nahargarh Fort.