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Saturday, May 16, 2020

A Journey to Nahargarh Fort & Jal Mahal, Jaipur



We made 'A Journey to Nahargarh Fort & Jal Mahal' on our weekend trip to Jaipur on January 18, 2020. This video documentary is narrated in Khmer with English subtitles.

Hello, my dear friends!
See you again on our video trip to Jaipur, Rajasthan.

Now we are leaving Amber Fort for Nahargarh Fort which is located on the edge of the Aravali hills about 11 km away from Amber Fort passing Jaigarh Fort.

But we won’t drop at Jaigarh Fort for we have a short time elapsed in this evening. So we have to move straight forward to Nahargarh Fort.

[Chao Chao won the war by surrounding the enemy base breaking food supply chain.]
[This is the Y-Intersection to Jaigarh.]

When we arrive at Nahargarh Fort, we will see and listen to a brief history of this Jaipur’s fort.

On the way back to the hotel, we will drop by Jai Mahal or Water Palace and thus marking the completion of our trip in Jaipur.

Now we are getting closer to our destination. We will arrive there short as in this video, however, it usually takes about 20 minutes to reach there in actual travel. So, please bear with us for a little while as we are getting there shortly.

Now we are about to enter the outer gate to Nahargarh Fort.

There we go! We are now on Nahargarh Fort premises. We are walking to the entry gate of the Fort.

On the side road, we can see local vendors selling some snacks such as fruits and cakes for the visitors.

[I might here sit. Okay?]
[Okay.]

[We don’t really know it.]
[It’s Nahargarh Fort.]

[Well, it's Nahargarh Fort!]

[It is a place from where we can overlook the city of Jaipur; the last destination.]

[Meaning that when we get to the terrace, we will be able to see the view of the whole city.]

[The view of the sunset is, perhaps, beautiful. We'll see when we are there.]

[We have about haft an hour here because we have to think whether we decide to visit the Wax Museum too.]

[Think about it and the entry fee is Rs. 700 each.]

[We don't need to visit.]
[Yeah.]

[But the driver wants us to see it so that we have to pay more. :) ]

Well, as promised, it’s time to unfold the history of Nahargarh Fort.

Nahargarh Fort stands on the edge of the Aravalli Hills, overlooking the city of Jaipur in the Indian state of Rajasthan.

Along with Amer Fort and Jaigarh Fort where we passed on the way and saw from the road, Nahargarh once formed a strong defense ring for the city.

The fort was originally named Sudarshangarh, but it became known as Nahargarh, which means 'abode of tigers'.

The story behind this change of name is that the popular belief is that Nahar here stands for Nahar Singh Bhomia, whose spirit haunted the place and obstructed construction of the fort.

Nahar's spirit was pacified by building a temple in his memory within the fort, which thus became known by his name, Nahargarh.

Now we’ve already reached the terrace on the top of Nahargarh Fort. Here, we see that there are many visitors who are enjoying taking photos of the terrace and also the Jaipur’s beautiful landscape.

Let be continued with a bit more history of the place. Nahargarh Fort was built mainly in 1734 by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh, the king of Jaipur. The fort was constructed as a place of retreat on the summit of the ridge above the city.

The fort never came under attack during the course of its history. But during the Indian Mutiny of 1857, the Europeans of the region, including the British Resident's wife, were moved to Nahargarh fort by the king of Jaipur, Sawai Ram Singh, for their protection.

[Walking on the stones like this may cause injury...lol]

[It seems to teach us how to live with hardship by walking on the rough, stony ground?]

[It looks like a step to the heaven if slipping away from it would mean falling into the fire of the hell.]

[Rajasthan is enriched of stones from which Buddha statues are made.]

[Even some kinds of stone at Taj Mahal were also taken from here.]

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