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19 March 2015

Jaipur Nahargarh Fort

The Beautiful Fort in Jaipur

Nahargarh Fort
Setelah beberapa jam menelusuri Sisodia Rani Garden, kita melanjutkan perjalanan ke obyek wisata berikutnya. Benteng kuno yang terkenal akan pemandangan indahnya di Jaipur. Kedua tempat ini sebetulnya cocok untuk yang hobi foto sunset, tapi yang lebih terkenal adalah Nahargarh Fort, jadi kita putuskan jadwal sunsetnya ditepatkan di sini saja.


After Enjoying the pristine Sisodia Rani Garden we continue our India trip with a visit to a fort famous for it's view of Jaipur City. My traveling companion are shutterbugs, so we kinda planed the whole trip on photo taking opportunities. Both Sisodia Rani Garden and this Nahargarh Fort are quite famous for their sunset shot. Since the fort is more popular, we opted to visit it in the afternoon.



Car Colission near Nahargarh Fort

Perjalanan ke tempat ini dari Sisodia Rani Garden sekitar setengah jam. Untuk yang jago nyetir sekalipun, saya anjurkan untuk tidak nekat mengemudikan mobil sendiri di India, berhubung di sini tingkat ngawurnya cukup tinggi dibandingkan Indonesia. Ditambah lagi banyaknya bis besar yang menyusuri jalanan kecil, satu-satunya akses ke bukit.

Di foto di atas itu ada kejadian di mana bis pariwisata menyerempet mobil toyota yang posisinya terlalu ke tengah jalan.


The journey from Sisodia Rani Garden to the fort took about half an hour drive. I don't recommend tourist to rent a car without a driver to go here. First of all, India traffic by itself is horrendous, Indonesia's hectic traffic pale in comparison to the chaos of India street. Adding to that, the only road leading to the fort is a very narrow street, which also have to accommodate a large tourist bus, which makes it a difficult drive.

On this photo above, I captured the moment where a bus hit a Toyota MPV which had taken to many space on the road.
 

Indian Street Food

Jaipur Street Food

Nahargarh Fort - Admission Fee & Narcism time
Ongkos masuk ke obyek wisata dibedakan untuk turis asing dan wisatawan lokal India, walau demikian, yang termahal hanya 50 rupee atau Rp 10.000 saja.

Admission Fee is differentiated for foreigner and Indian tourist, that being said, it's just 50 Rupee per person or Rp 10.000.


Nahargarh Fort - Jaipur

Nahargarh Fort terletak di puncak bukit Aravalli, dengan pemandangan kota Jaipur di propinsi Rajasthan. Pemandangan kota dari atas benteng ini menakjubkan

Bersama dengan Amer Fort dan Jaigarh Fort, Nahargarh membentuk benteng pertahanan yang kuat untuk kota. Nama aslinya adalah Sudarshangarh, tapi selanjutnya dikenal dengan Nahargarh yang artinya rumah harimau. Kepercayaan banyak orang bahwa nama Nahar di sini berasal dari Nahar Singh Bhomia, yang jiwanya menghantui tempat ini dan mengganggu pembangunan fort. Gangguan ini dihilangkan dengan membangun kuil atas nama Nahar di dalam benteng tersebut.


Nahargarh Fort stands on the edge of the Aravalli Hills, overlooking the pink city of Jaipur in the Indian state of Rajasthan. The view of the city from the fort is impressive.


Along with Amer Fort and Jaigarh Fort, Nahargarh once formed a strong defence ring for the city. The fort was originally named Sudarshangarh, but it became known as Nahargarh, which means 'abode of tigers'. The popular belief is that Nahar here stands for Nahar Singh Bhomia,[1] whose spirit haunted the place and obstructed construction of the fort.[2] Nahar's spirit was pacified by building a temple in his memory within the fort, which thus became known by his name.[3]




Dead Tree in Nahargarh Fort

Dibangun tahun 1734 oleh Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II, pendiri kota Jaipur, benteng ini dibangun untuk tempat peristirahatan selama pertemuan di bukit yang ada di atas kota. Dindingnya menjulang di sepanjang bukit, membuat pertahanan yang terhubungkan dari benteng ini ke Jaigarh, yang terletak di kota Amber. 

Benteng ini diperluas pada 1868 pada saat pemerintahan Sawai Ram Singh. Pada thaun 1883-92, beberapa istana dibangun di Nahargarh oleh Sawai Madho Singh, dengan biaya sebesar 3 setengah lakh rupee. 

Sebelum 1944, Pemerintahan kota Jaipur biasanya menggunakan benteng ini untuk pengukuran waktu dari Samrat Yantra di observatori Jantar Mantar, menggunakan pistol yang ditembakkan dari Nahargarh untuk penanda.


Built mainly in 1734 by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II, the founder of Jaipur, the fort was constructed as a place of retreat on the summit of the ridge above the city. Walls extended over the surrounding hills, forming fortifications that connected this fort to Jaigarh, the fort above the old capital of Amber. Though the fort never came under attack during the course of its history, it did see some historical events, notably the treaties with the Maratha forces who warred with Jaipur in the 18th century.[4] 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.[5]

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 Sawai Madho Singh at a cost of nearly three and a half lakh rupees.[6] The Madhavendra Bhawan, built by Sawai Madho Singh had suites for the queens of Jaipur and at the head was a suite for the king himself. The rooms are linked by corridors and still have some delicate frescos. Nahargarh was also a hunting residence of the Maharajas.[7]


Until April 1944, the Jaipur State government used 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





City View from Nahargarh Fort

Seperti yang ditulis di Wikipedia entry-nya, memang pemandangan dari atas benteng ini cukup memukau, bisa melihat sisi bukit yang asri berpadu dengan kota yang padat.

Just like what is mentioned in the Wikipedia entry, this fort have the best view of Jaipur city. You can see a lot of the hill with the bustling city as background.




Andy Kristono from www.liburanmurah.info
Tebing ini cukup bagus untuk mengambil foto pemandangan kota di bawahnya. Kalau ingin ambil foto sambil narsis, perlu berjongkok sedingkit atau memakai monopod yang tinggi untuk mengambil aerial view. Kalau berdiri saja, hasilnya pemandangan kotanya agak samar karena terlalu banyak mendapat obyek foto langit dan bukit.


We found a nice hill to take a lot of beautiful city shots below. If you want to take a portrait, it's best to use a tall monopod or you could make the person who is in the shot to crouch a little, so you'd get a good aerial view of the city.



Me crouching at Nahargarh Fort

Nahargarh Fort



Nahargarh Fort - View from a fort hole

Nahargarh Fort

Nahargarh Fort

Nahargarh Fort

Nahargarh Fort

Nahargarh Fort

Nahargarh Fort



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