Jaipur, the city of palaces and forts, as it's famous, is none less than a treat for folks who have a penchant for Indian Heritage. As I wander around, I find each corner so well preserved and every bit regal. It’s a must-visit place for its opulence and grandeur. There is a lot more to explore in the pink city, known due to the color of the monuments. Some of the most talked-about monuments are Hawa Mahal, Jal Mahal, Jantar Mantar, Birla Temple, Statue Circle, Rambagh Palace, City Palace. As we go further ahead, almost 11 km away are three famous forts; Amer Fort, Nahargarh Fort, and Jaigarh Fort that depicts the true essence of the Mewar Kingdom. Amer is being the prominent fort, however, Nahargarh fort is my most revered, for it is subjected to various stories. My inquisitiveness had no bounds when I happened to read about the Fort while scrolling through the list of the most haunted forts in India. This was enough to head towards the fort without any frets.
Situated at the apex of Aravallis, reaching Nahargarh Fort is not difficult, albeit. You can hire a cab and cover all three forts on the same day. Roads are clear, but narrow enough for it has one lane for each side to commute.
There are not too many steep curves and the drive to the fort is pretty comfortable. There is a minimal entry fee of 50 INR for Indians and 200 INR for foreign tourists. As we step into the palatial premise of the fort, just at the entrance you would see a Wax Museum and Sheesh Mahal that has an entry fee of 500 INR, which is optional.
There is a stepwell on the right side of the entrance, which is used to conserve rainwater and has filters attached to provide water to the fort that is situated at the hillock. There is a food court beside the wax museum, that has a decent menu and is reasonably priced, and for the sitting, it's more rustic, basic, I would say but neat.
Try wearing cotton clothes and comfortable shoes as you would need to walk all through the day. Carry a water bottle and don’t forget your camera. PS: there is no extra charge for carrying a camera.