Thursday, July 30, 2009

Unseen Rajasthan Special-Nahargarh-Jaipur

HISTORY
Entrance in the Nahargarh Fort

The Nahargarh Fort was built by Sawai Raja Jai Singh in 1734. Since Jaipur was his capital, the Nahargarh Fort was strategically important and was built as a means of bolstering the defense of Amer. It was also known as the Tiger Fort. New additions were made to the fort in the 19th century by Sawai Ram Singh II and Sawai Madho Singh II. The older parts of he fort are being hard hit by the ravages of times but the newer additions are quite captivating.

According to a legend, the Fort was named after a prince whose spirit used to haunt the site and would cause mischief so as to delay the construction of the fort. After too many disturbances, finally after a Tantrik prayer the ghost or the spirit, agreed to leave on the condition that the fort should be named after him.

One of the major attractions of the Nahargarh Fort is the view it offers of the Man Sagar lake and the surrounding area

Royal Rooms
Royal Terrace
Fort Gallery
Wall Inside Palace Rooms
Royal Interior
Way Inside Royal Palace
Another Fort
Royal Pond
View from Hill Top
Jal Mahal(Water Palace) Hill View
Me with Royal Canon.
Me Enjoying Jeep Safari


This is one of the most beautiful location to visit in Jaipur.From this fort you can see the view of entire Jaipur.This is one of my favorite destination in Jaipur .Fantastic place.Hope you enjoyed this journey too..

117 comments:

James said...

I just looked at the pictures and they are great. I have to go to a doctor appointment but I'l read your post when I return.

Becca's Dirt said...

Beautiful. What a royal place - just looks royal. Thanks for the tour. I love to see places that I may never go other than to see them on my computer. Beautiful country.

Olivier said...

c'est tout simplement grandiose, et la vue avec le Water Palace est magnifique. c'est un endroit de rêve.
it is simply grandiose, and the view with Water Palace is splendid. it is a place of dream.

ARUNA said...

very royal, beautiful n stunning location......i really admire the then architects...!

Prospero said...

Well, that's one way to get something named after you!

You sure look like you're enjoying your jeep, too.

Lois said...

I did enjoy the pictures. This is a very impressive place!

altadenahiker said...

Well, this is curious. I enlarged photo #6, and some of the designs are a very close cousin to the Norwegian art of rosemaling. What does this mean, if anything, I wonder.

Diane AZ said...

Enjoyed enlarging the pictures to study all the glorious details of the fort, inside and out. Even the steps to the pond are fascinating!

EcoRover said...

Cool fortress palaces. I take it there were a lot of wars during that period?

ladyviral said...

Wow! The place looks dashing.. and I never knew Taj Mahal is on water.

I love the hallway and the entrance. The royal room and terrace looks like buildings I see in Transformer 2 hehee. the walls are beautiful! Love it!

Babzy said...

Very interesting post, i should say a Royal post ;) and beautiful shots , i like very much the Fourth , "the fort gallery" the colours and light are perfect :)

gaelikaa said...

Thank you. It's lovely!

joo said...

I love royal interiors the most, and what an amazing colour of water in the pond!
Great place, thanks for showing:)
Greetings

RuneE said...

You have indeed made Unseen Rajasthan seen! Thank you for the comment and a very interesting tour.

kavita said...

Nahargarh Fort is a beautiful fort...ghost story linked adds more interest to it...i loved the detailed art work done on it....you make it a great experience for your readers with your brilliant pictures and description.

Texas Travelers said...

Great photos. I enjoyed the tour.
Beautiful architecture.

Thanks for the visit,
Troy

José Ramón said...

Hola amigo que lindo fabulous story is your continent has a fantastic architecture Greetings

Clytie said...

Fantastic photos, wonderful information. I am intrigued by the royal canon, and entranced by the views of the royal lake. Thank you so much for sharing them with us.

R.Ramakrishnan said...

Magnificent fort & palace having enormous historical significance. Great pics & text.

Regina said...

The fort is beautiful inside and out.I like the view from the hilltop, breathtaking.
Great shots. Nice jeep.

Pietro said...

I've enjoyed the whole series of beautiful images.
I like so much the palaces and the landscapes! Thanks for sharing these magnificent places!

SandyCarlson said...

That is a spectacular place. All these forts that are no longer in use are haunting.

Wenche said...

Fascinating! The architecture is amazingly beautiful. Thank you for sharing.

Sean said...

Great pictures and post... as always!

Lady Di Tn said...

Very interesting photos and history. Are boats allowed on the lake?Peace

©tossan said...

I came far of sanctioning its blog with much pride. Palace is splendid.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Fabulous photos of the fort and the palace... I also love that jeep.. I've always wanted a jeep ---to ride around in the mountains.

Betsy

Danielle said...

As usual, your blog is incredible! You live in a beautiful place. The detail in the buildings is spectacular!

Fadil Wimala said...

waw.. water palace! that must be awesome.

Babli said...

I am delighted to see the wonderful pictures of Nahargarh Fort as I have visited the Fort several times as I stayed at Jaipur for 2 years.I liked Nahargarh,Jaigarh and Amber Fort very much and also the city palace.Infact the whole city is very beautiful and royal.Its really sad to hear that Rajmata Gayatri Devi has passed away.

Rocky Mountain Retreat said...

OH WOW!! I am glad to have come by to see these... how splendid to view such a beautiful location for sure!!
I just love the inside of that palace! Beautiful!

And the Jeep is awesome... I have driven nothing but Jeeps all my life and that's a classic!

JStantonChandler said...

Beautiful photos! I was in India (Dwarka) back in April. My first trip, but I can't wait to go back.

I stopped by thanks to Ratty at Everyday Adventurer. Glad to meet you!

~Jen

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

WOW! What beautiful places!!! Really fun to see.

MyMaracas said...

Your gorgeous photos and stories make me long to travel to your part of the world. There is so much beauty there, and such a long and rich history. I love that the fort is named for a ghost!

Celeste Maia said...

I have been to India several times and Rajasthan is the area where we spent the most time. We visited the Water Palace and Nahargarh in Jaipur too. India has so much to offer, it transports one to other times and of course we, the tourists, only remain on the surface of many layers we dont even know exsist.
This entry is fantastic, thank you.

Rajesh said...

Beautiful snaps of the fort and the palace. Lovely

Abraham Lincoln said...

I enjoyed your post today, very much. I also liked the photographs you presented. Some are marvelous. I got to see you in several of them. A handsome young man you are indeed.

Thank you for visiting my blog, Pick a Peck of Pixels. It is appreciated very much and will help me reach my goal there of 10,000 visitors in a short period of time. I hope you also became a Follower as that counts.

Pat said...

Very elegant and royal-looking palace. Beautiful views. Thanks for leaving a comment.

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

UR: That is such a neat palace. India must be filled with these wondrous sights.

Rush said...

liked ur travelogue

Robert V. Sobczak said...

I'd love to visit India during the summer monsoon season ... to compare it to Florida.

sonia a. mascaro said...

Wow! Great and fantastic photos! I enjoyed so much the tour and this gorgeous architecture. I also like to see you on the photos.
Thanks for sharing those beauty with us.

Mama Zen said...

What a beautiful, beautiful place!

Shell Sherree said...

Those views are sensational, especially the Water Palace. Thanks as always for the great tour! {Say, Congrats on your EllieVellie award. Yay!}

RENATA MARIA PARREIRA CORDEIRO said...

Magnificent post!
Thanks for visting my litte Blog!
Hugs,
Renata Cordeiro

Sharodindu said...

Wow! I loved the post very much...outstanding photographs with nice lines...deadly combo.
Thanks a lot for sharing. :):)

AB said...

I love the fort and I love the jeep.

exposemaximum said...

that is really a wonderful place. Your photographs showed that. Amazing details.

Paulo said...

lovely pics !

fantastic !

I love India :)

I went Sri Lanka and Maldives in February 2009 .

The paradise .

One day i`ll go visit India .

best regards ,

paulo

Ratty said...

You always show some of the most beautiful places. I like the top of those buildings.

Serena Flor said...

Your beautiful blog. Feel free to visit my other blog Soul Poet ok?
Thanks for the trip ... beijos.

holdingmoments said...

Very interesting Bharat, and very informative. Beautiful pictures to go with what looks a great place to visit.

madcobug said...

Great shots of a beautiful place. Thanks for coming by my blog and leaving a comment. Glad that you liked the flower shots. Have a nice day! Helen

Leif Hagen said...

Namaste! Great photos, Mr. Rajasthan! I'm still hoping to see your new "Jaipur Daily Photo blog" started on "CityDailyPhoto.com" All the best from EAGAN daily photo

Tammie Lee said...

Amazing art in these buildings and to have water around them too, gorgeous. I love the light in the hall way photo. It looks as though you had a wonderful time.

Spirithelpers

Bonnie Bonsai said...

You and Indrani are both brilliant. Now I found your blog where I can leave comments from now on.

Thanks for the visits that I truly appreciate.

Will be back!

netuno artes said...

English:

I was happy with its visit, is an honor, a joy when so distant people sanction our work. Unhappyly I I do not say English, thus being I am obliged to use the electronic translator of " google " , but I think to be possible to understand. Its blog is very pretty, and through it, I could know a little of its country, that I have all the certainty is wonderful. A great one I hug beyond of its Brazilian friend of sea,
netunianos congratulations

Portuguese:

Fiquei feliz com sua visita, é uma honra, uma alegria quando pessoas tão distantes prestigiam nosso trabalho.
Infelizmente eu não falo ingles, assim sendo sou obrigado a utilizar o tradutor eletrônico do " google " , mas penso ser possível entender.
Seu blog é muito bonito, e atraves dele, pude conhecer um pouco do seu país, que tenho toda a certeza é maravilhoso.
Um grande abraço do seu amigo brasileiro de além mar,
abraços netunianos

Maria said...

Absolutely beautiful...amazing...
What incredible craftsmanship and artistry in the architecture there...

I chuckled when I read about the :prince whose spirit used to haunt the site and would cause mischief so as to delay the construction of the fort:
soooo THAT'S why construction workers do not finish their work ;o)

Thank you so very much for sharing this... an awesome tour...
~Maria

Andresa said...

I like, very beatiful....

Andresa Araujo
Brasil

Barb said...

thanks for your kind comments,I enjoy all your photos and tours its very interesting keep up the great job....Barb

Vivian said...

...Olá querido!

Fascinating!
The architecture is amazingly beautiful.
Thank you for sharing.

Smackssss

JM said...

Wonderful photos! Some are familiar to me. I have not posted mine yet on my travel blog, but when I do, I'll let you know. :-)

Humana said...

Beautiful pictures of a wonderful place!
Thanks for your comments in my blog.
I return.

Ps - Im your follower to. :D

Janie said...

That's a beautiful place, inside and out. Interesting history, too.
Great photo of you in the Jeep. You look like you're enjoying yourself.

Lee Spangler said...

As I said in a previous post, I was in Jaipur several months ago and enjoyed it so much.

Eva said...

U looks cool with da Jeep,
hohohoho^^

Déia said...

fantastic!

yyam said...

Wow! What a wonderful tour! Such a beautiful palace! Thanks for sharing!

yyam said...

Wow! What a wonderful tour! Such a beautiful palace! Thanks for sharing!

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

The architecture of these places is really fantastic Bharat. Love seeing things from your part of the world.

AL said...

Thank you for reading my blog and leaving me a comment. Did you enjoy the adventure in the island?

The Nahargahr is so rich in history and mystery. I like it's architecture and thank you for sharing.

♥ Braja said...

Loved Rajasthan...lived there for a year. Found you via Darsden :)

Valter Montani said...

I, how are you?

Tanks for your visit and coments in my blog, i´m follow your blog to.

Thanks for sharing these magnificent places!

Rambling Round said...

That's quite a layout! Really royal.

Uma aprendiz said...

Olá!

Vim agradecer pela visita e fiquei encantada com esse post. Que lugar maravilhoso.
Não sei nada de inglês mas vou utilizar o tradutor google para te acompanhar kkkkkkkkkkkkkk
E viva as facilidades da net.

Obrigada de coração e uma ótima semana pra você.
Quando puder visite meus outros blogs, será um prazer. (http://eviterugas.blogspot.com e http://reflexaoefe.blogspot.com).


beijos

Anvilcloud said...

What a magnificent palace!

neide said...

Loved this place beautiful, the pictures are great and strong story about him is fascinating.
Thank you for this wonderful tour.

Success in the classes of Portuguese.

Bjsss

netuno artes said...

Thank you the commentary.
And a good week,
congratulations netunianos

Obrigado pelo comentário.
E uma ótima semana,
abraços netunianos

Tinsie said...

The fort looks amazing! Great photos too. Thanks for sharing :-)

Di said...

Exquisite photographs!!! We had dinner last night with a lovely friend who just returned from India and in a week goes back for another 2 months. Someday we may join her. ;)

darsden said...

absolutely beautiful pictures, can't wait to see more from you. I too became you follower today. Thank you for visiting me and signing up. Nice to meet you :-))

Herrad said...

Hi,

Thanks for visiting Spike and Marleen's blog.

Am really enjoying looking at the photos and reading this post.

Good to meet you and great to learn about a new part of the world.
Have a good evening.

Love,
Herrad

Bia Maia said...

Hi, my new friend!!!

Oh!I really loved to visit you! I will follow your blog now!
It`s amazing!
And feel comfortable at my space too! t will be a pleasure to have you there!
Congratulations!
Kisses!
Bia Maia
http://olhardentrodosolhos.blogspot.com

ShySongbird said...

So impressive and very informatively written. I enjoyed reading the legend as well.

Linnea W said...

Thanks for the tour of this amazing fort...the palace rooms are quite impressive! Thanks for checking in at my blog...

joyce domingos said...

uau^^

wonderful photos^^


beautiful blog^^


sweet kisses....

Ken Mac said...

stunning shots!

Thanks for your recent prayers and support re my recent surgery and quick recovery. God Bless you!

Carmem said...

Lindas fotos...Tudo lindo por aqui..
Obrigada pela visita e pelo teu carinho...

Beijo

Wolynski said...

Wow, beautiful photos of this gorgeous fort.

Luciana P said...

Muito interessante as imagens do post.
Seu blog é muito bonito.
Parabéns pela dedicação!

Beijos!

divsi said...

amazinn :)) i ve been to rajasthan so many times..n evry time i tour i feel its new..n unseen:)its all ova my blog too:) photographer's delite!

Maggie May said...

I just love this place. Such beautiful buildings and surroundings. No wonder you look so happy & relaxed to be there.

Brigitte said...

C'est une véritable invitation au voyage ... merci

Kcalpesh said...

Beautiful place. It was a privillige reading this post! I bet it must have been a terrific experience to have actually visited the same.

Stephanie said...

This place look so special! TQ for posting these photos. I hope every of your trip there would be a memorable one. Have a great day!

Martha Z said...

You sure have a lot of interesting sights in your country.
Thanks for stopping by.

Vagabonde said...

Thanks for visiting my blog. You have beautiful photographs and very informative posts about the history of your area. I understand why you have so many comments – your entries are beautiful. I’ll come back to read more of your interesting posts.

DJan said...

Welcome to my blog, Unseen! I truly enjoyed your lovely tour pictures. I have been many places but never to India. Through your blog I hope to visit more. Thank you for your visit to my blog, and the complimentary comment! I appreciate it!

Friko said...

Golly, you have a lot of comments on your beautiful photographs. I have never been to Rajasthan, but Delhi, Agra, Jamshedpur on a working trip once by invitation of the Indian Miners' Union.

Thank you for becoming my follower. I answer all comments on my blog.
I look forward to seeing many more of your photos.

Robert said...

Thank for a visit my blog. I read english just a litlle.

Rui Caetano said...

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Cathy said...

just beautiful--so great to visit this place via your blog! :) thanks for stopping by my blog, too. :)

flyingstars said...

WoW...some very beautifully captured shots!

Talon said...

Gorgeous photos and stunning architecture! I love how the Fort supposedly got it's name.

Silver said...

I'll have to go there, someday.

~Silver
Reflections/
Tantalizing Treats

claude said...

Thanks for your visit and comment.
Your post is very insteresting. Beautiful Fort and views.
Unfortunately my trip in America is over and I will post now differently.

Dirt Princess said...

Wow....that is beautiful!!!! I had to enlarge each picture so I could see the detail! Beautiful!!!!!!!!

Livre Pub said...

Você comentou no meu blog em português, por que escreve em inglês?

amatamari© said...

Beautiful pictures - as always -
a magnificent place rich in history.
Thanks also to details!
:-)

Ñoco Le Bolo said...

… looking carefully…

Nice place you show us but too far for me

... A hug

CristalRasgado & LaMiradaAusente
____________________________

Vamsee Modugula said...

Beautiful structure and beautiful interiors. Thanks for sharing.

GMG said...

Hi Unseen! This Fort I know; and some of the pictures are similar to mine; definitely taken from the same places...

Now, 08.08 always deserves a bit of champagne; at least for those who got married some 34 years ago. We just had a bit of Veuve Clicquot... ;))
And Blogtrotter is now showing that Reykjavik is not entirely grey... ;)). Enjoy and have a fabulous weekend!

PS: 112 comments! WOW!!

CPDL said...

Spectacular photos!!!!!

George said...

Thanks for these wonderful views of a very interesting site.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

These are all wonderful photos, and it is nice to see who you are.

foongpc said...

A really nice place to visit! The palace is amazing!

Margaret said...

Wow! You've created quite a buzz with this post! And I can see why. Your photos are so beautiful.