Nahargarh Fort Jaipur is an incredible and peaceful fort that offers some breathtaking views. It’s best to visit the fort at sunset as you’ll be able to see the sun cast its orange glow out over the city.
How to get to Nahargarh Fort Jaipur
Nahargarh Fort is located roughly 50 minutes away from Jaipur city. The easiest way to get there is to take a rickshaw. Try to organise a return trip with your rickshaw driver to avoid paying a hefty price when trying to get back yourself. The drivers waiting at the fort will overcharge as you won’t have many options. We organised a return trip through our hotel for 600 Rupees ($12 AUD) which also included a stop off at the Water Palace.
We’ve heard that you can also walk to the fort. You can take a short 10 minute rickshaw to the end of Nahargarh Rd. From here it’s a 20 minute walk up a steep cobblestone pathway.
Where to stay
There are a variety of Jaipur accommodation options in many different areas and also ranging in price. Bani Park is the most popular area for tourists to stay in Jaipur. We decided to stay close to the train station at Nahar Singh Haveli and found it was away from the busy streets and in a nice quiet area which was perfect.
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Nahargarh Fort Jaipur Timings
Nahargarh Fort is open from 10am till 5.30pm. However, the closing time doesn’t apply to the fort walls so you’ll still be able to stick around for sunset.
Entry costs 200 Rupees ($4 AUD) for tourists. Students can get a discount and only have to pay 25 Rupees. If you have a student ID card, be sure to bring it while traveling India as most places offer large discounts for students.
What to expect
Nahargarh Fort is the perfect place to witness some incredible views of Jaipur. You can explore the fort walls at your own pace and find yourself a quiet spot to enjoy the view. Additionally there are a few restaurants and museums located inside the fort. The museums were shut by the time we went for sunset, however we were mainly there for the view.
The best spot to watch sunset is from the west side of the fort. Once you enter the fort, continue straight and follow the main pathway past ‘Padao’ restaurant. You’ll reach an open area where you’ll find the fort walls and the sun that sets directly behind them. We spent the afternoon taking photos along the walls as the sun began to set over the city. Additionally, you can enjoy the sunset with a cold drink in your hand at Padao Restaurant.
To our surprise, it wasn’t too busy and we were able to enjoy the views to ourselves mostly. As the sun was setting, there were a few more groups that turned up but nothing too crazy.
For more amazing places to visit in Jaipur, don’t miss out on the famous City Palace!