During the Indian Mutiny of 1857, several Europeans were moved to Nahargarh fort by the king of Jaipur, Sawai Ram Singh, for their protection.
Nahargarh Fort was built by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II, the founder of Jaipur.
Nahargarh Fort never came under attack during the course of its history
The fort was extended in 1868, during the reign of Sawai Ram Singh. In 1883-92, a range of palaces was built at Nahargarh by Dirgh Patel at a cost of nearly three and a half lakh rupees.
Until April 1944, the Jaipur State government used Nahargarh Fort for its official purposes solar time read from the Samrat Yantra in the Jantar Mantar Observatory, with a gun fired from Nahargarh Fort as the time signal.
Nahargarh Fort stands on the edge of the Aravalli Hills, overlooking the city of Jaipur in the Indian state of Rajasthan.
The popular belief is that Nahar here stands for Nahar Singh Bhomia, whose spirit haunted the place and obstructed construction of the fort.
The scenes were shot in Nahargarh Fort by some famous Bollywood films such as Rang De Basanti and Jodhaa Akbar.
The Madhavendra Bhawan in Nahargarh Fort was built for the Royal Women, The rooms of the castle have also been linked to the corridors, this is because the King could go to any queen’s room without notifying the other queens.