The main attractions in the entire state of Rajasthan
are its forts. You go to any corner of the state and
you will come across a fort there. As Rajasthan was
mainly a war state and could never stay away from war
threats, the rulers in all parts of the state ensured
the security of their kingdoms by constructing forts
that were impregnable. Like all other parts of the state,
Jaipur, the capital city also comes with historical
forts that make for major tourist attractions of the
Nahargarh Fort in Jaipur is another example of such
forts that are known to be a masterpiece of architecture
and were unconquerable by the enemy armies. The fort
is located at a distance of 18 kilometers from the city
of Jaipur and is nearly 350 feet high from the sea level.
The fort that was earlier known as Sudarshangarh was
renamed after the name of an army general Nahar Singh
who was killed while fighting for the rulers of Jaipur.
It is believed that while this fort was getting constructed,
the spirit of Nahar Singh haunted the place and demolished
all the construction work on a daily basis. The priest
of the royal family tried to talk to the spirit and
found that the spirit wanted that along with the palaces
of the queens of the state, two palaces should be constructed
for two of his widows who were passing through a tough
time. Also the spirit wanted that the entire fort should
be renamed after him.
Although the fort was constructed for military purposes,
the main highlight of the Nahargarh fort in Jaipur are
the nine palaces made for the women of the royal family
and also for the wives of Nahar Singh.
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