Nagaur Fort
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TasiraS
Oslo, Norway187 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
The fort is vast, interesting and well restored. The palaces inside are great with decors. The area is clean and the guide was great. Most interesting was the air cooling system and water reservoir through channels on terraces.
Even though it might be a bit sidelined from the popular Rajasthani tourism route, it was worth visiting.
Written 28 February 2020
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Arun S
Munich, Germany1,986 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2018 • Couples
Nagaur fort, one the flat land fort in Rajasthan (other i can think of is Bikaner), is located at the center of Nagaur town. Entry to this fort costs 30 rupees for Indians (100 for Foreigners). As there are not many tourists visiting it and very few to tell about hte history behind this fort, so the fort authorities have arranged the guides to all the groups who come to visit this fort, which has made it very convenient to understand the history of this place. Though there were no extra fees to these guides, but we did tip him.

We visited the Nagaur fort while coming from Jaisalmer to Jaipur, took a overnight halt at this place and visited the fort. This fort was mainly ruled by the Maharaja of Jodhpur, though it moved from one king to other during its entire history. Emperor Akbar also visited this fort during his reign. Later after independence, this fort was being used by the army and during this time it got heavily damaged. Right now the restoration work is going on for this fort. Though most of the fort completely restored, still some sections are undergoing renovation. It is currently very well maintained and organized, i would say one of the cleanest fort in Rajasthan.

There is a luxury hotel also opened inside the fort and the palace used by the royal families are now used by this hotel. This is one the perfect desitnation for the anyone looking for off the beaten path destinations.
Written 9 April 2018
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rajivkhattar
Noida, India162 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021
We visited the place as it was on our way from Jodhpur to Khimsar and we found it was worth it.
A gem in a very small town, it is highly recommended to visit this fort, beautiful fort , the restoration work done by Unesco aided teams is excellent, the staff is very cooperative , the guide are very helpful, took us around explained with lot of patience and interest, the water harvesting system and air cooling system is excellent.
Written 22 October 2021
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Albia-Newton
Evanton, UK4,692 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019 • Couples
Off the regular tourist trail to a fair degree

Majestic Mughal fort

Has won a conservation award for its restoration

Is a UNESCO heritage site
Written 14 February 2019
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tj702
Dallas, TX27 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018 • Couples
Note, trip advisor currently has this fort listed twice as "Nagaur Fort" and "Fort of the Hidden Cobra." There is only one fort.

We decided to spend a day in Nagaur after the Jodhpur audio guide mentioned this fort. It was an interesting experience. The Fort was almost completely empty. We visited for two hours Thursday morning from 10-12. We saw one or two other groups the entire time. There were more staff than tourists. That allowed for a very relaxed and private experience, which was quite different from the hectic forts on the normal tourist circuit. No one approached us for paid tours, souvenirs, or anything else.

The fort employs tour guides that are available with your 100 rupee ticket. Our guide took us through all sections we were permitted to go, including in several locked buildings he had the key for. We got a very up close and personal view of areas that would have been off limits in any other fort, such as the throne room for royal audiences. So do take advantage of this service, you will see more of the fort that way. We tipped 100 rupee, which he was grateful for. For once in India, the tour guide is not a scam.

The fort is currently undergoing restoration, which is documented via photos and explanations (in English) in a few areas. In addition to years of neglect, the Indian army apparently painted over many original works of wall art during the India Pakistan war.

I deducted one star because of how confusing the overall experience was. After paying, there is a 500 meter or so walk through a few gates and along a path to the interior where the guide is. Along this walk, there were several things I wanted to take a closer look at, but everytime we stopped or veered off the path, a guide would blow a whistle at us and tell us to continue along the path. There were no signs indicating that we could not stop, just the guards.

To be clear, we were not attempting to do anything that could damage the monument. At one point, we simply stopped to admire a view and we were whistled at and ushered along.

Hence why this was so interesting. We had the most intimate and private experience of any fort in India, and yet we felt more rushed along than at any other fort. Quite the contrast. Also oddly enough this fort had the cleanest bathrooms in India, probably because visitors are so few and far between.

I recommend this fort as a day trip from Jodhpur. I do not recommend you stay a night. We found extremely limited hotel accommodations and very limited English among restaurants, hotels, and tuk tuks. This was by far the most difficult city on our tour to navigate as a foreigner. You only need a couple hours at the fort, and it does not get crowded at all.
Written 27 December 2018
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dunstanrichard
Forest Row, United Kingdom145 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2018 • Family
we stayed at the harmonious Ranvas hotel and had free access to the enormous majestic fort and were taken on a thrilling 2 1/2 hour tour; the architecture is magical, the public rooms in good estate, and the place to ourselves; well worth any detour
Written 8 April 2018
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sushi39
Radlett, UK37 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2018
We actually stayed in a hotel in the middle of the fort which is subject of a different review. We were taken round the fort by a member of the hotel staff who explained all to us. There is a lot of wonderful restoration work going on. Well worth a visit but not on usual tourist route
Written 14 March 2018
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Glenn M
Burpengary, Australia44 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2018 • Friends
Very large and interesting fort with numerous amazing water features as part of the design. No water running whilst we were there. Being a little off the beaten track there were very small numbers of people on the day we were there. Right in the centre of town so very easy access.
Written 27 February 2018
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Rajib_Deysarkar
Bengaluru, India125 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2016 • Family
"Nagaur Fort" a.k.a. "Ahhichatragarh Fort" also known as the "Fort Of The Hooded Cobra", is a fort in Rajasthan with a difference. Unlike most of other forts of Rajasthan where the grandeur and opulence are still visible and well preserved and is some case more of the attraction than the fort itself, the Nagaur fort is in real sense a fort where the past still lives in its ruins. Though the fort is quickly getting back to it's past glory by the active work done by archeologist and more so after getting the "Asia-Pacific Heritage award for cultural conservation" from UNESCO, it is still a place where you can probably hear the footfalls of royals from the past or the neighs of their horses or the music flowing out of Santoor while the musicians of the royal court plays their instruments sitting on a raised platform in the middle an artificial tank.

If you are lover of history who loves to move around ruins and try to live in the past, I doubt there is any better fort in Rajasthan than the Nagaur fort. The biggest advantage is, it is devoid of the crowd of colourful tourist for whom this is an old structure in ruins and also doesn’t fall in the regular tourist circuit. But for those who wants to wander around a fort which is built on level ground with little to defend itself than its mighty walls and brave hearts defending it, this fort is worth a visit.
Inside the walls of the fort are palaces, Mughal gardens, mosques, temples, reservoirs, water systems, fountains, open terraces, etc. dating to the time of Mughals. Dominating the landscape is a five-domed mosque built by Akbar. Also adorning the walls of the fort and ceilings of the palaces are beautiful painting.

Interestingly as abandoned and in ruins the "Ahhichatragarh fort is from inside, outside the walls of the "Ahhichatragarh fort, you'll land up in a very busy, noisy and dirty Rajasthani city which is so typical of India.

As to reaching the Nagaur fort, it is right in the city of Nagaur and is halfway between Jodhpur and Bikaner. You can hire a car from Jodhpur/Bikaner for a round trip or while moving from one of these bigger cities to the other and halt for some 2 or 3 hours at Nagaur. You can even take a Bikaner or Jodhpur bound train from each of the cities and get down at Nagaur station (a lot of trains gives a halt at Nagaur) and then take a auto-rickshaw to the fort. Unfortunately there is not much accommodation available in Nagaur except "Hotel Raj Inn", a basic hotel near the railway station which is mainly targeted at small business communities visiting Nagaur. They have quite a few small double bed AC rooms and perhaps the best restaurant near the railway station. However if you are ready to shell out quite some money, then you can also stay at "Khimsar fort resort" which is also a fort cum hotel and not allowed for visitors unless you've booked a room and from outside looks like a posh and very comfortable place to stay. Depending on the season, "Royal Tents" also sets up luxury tents within the fort.

Apart from Nagaur fort, other places of interest in Nagaur are - "Cenotaph of Amar Singh Rathore" and "Tarkeen Dargah".

Note: Trip Advisor has another listing of Nagaur fort but it is under the category of Hotels, which is not correct. Though the reviews done there are about the historical site of Nagaur fort, but they are under incorrect category. If possible, I would request Trip Advisor admin to move them under this appropriate category.
Written 26 August 2017
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R.J TRAVELS8
New Delhi, India2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Business
Me and my guest went to visit Nagaur Fort and we liked it very much.And I would recommend everyone to see Nagaur Fort.
Written 2 February 2020
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