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Is Nahargarh Fort Best Sunset Point in Jaipur?

I have often been asked where to watch sunset in Jaipur and also best place to watch a sunrise? I wrote a few posts on best sunrise places in Jaipur and you can find all of them listed here. To be honest, I haven’t been able to explore all sunset points in Jaipur because work keeps me occupied in the office during sunset. I have wanted to explore various sun set points in Jaipur but it is difficult to find time to do so. However, I was lucky to be able to manage time to visit Nahargarh Fort during sunset this summer. With an impending work in the old city area of Jaipur, I decided to club it with a visit to Nahargarh Fort, famous for the great sunset views.

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Great ball of fire! Tourist enjoying sunset point at Nahargarh Fort, jaipur

 

I have visited Nahargarh fort during the sunset hours few years ago. Here is a picture from the last visit.

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View from Padao Bar, Nahargarh Fort Jaipur

Because of  unmanageable crowd near Padao bar which is famous for Nahargarh fort sunset, I made a hasty retreat. Sundays at Nahargarh Fort is always a bad idea given its popularity. And clearly, we made a wrong choice! So, this time I chose a weekday.

 

How to reach Nahargarh Fort?

There are two ways to reach Nahargarh Fort. First one is the most popular -through a long winding hill road which starts at the Kanak Ghati.

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Road to Nahargarh Fort through the hills and forest

Second one is an old route meant for the pedestrians starting from old city area. Probably, it was designed for riding a horse! It’s a cobbled ramp which takes about 15-20 minutes for a fit person to traverse by foot.

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walking to Nahargarh Fort with old cobbled pathway

You will get amazing views of the city on one side and Garh Ganesh temple on the other.

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Wondering how to reach Nahargarh Fort? walk your way up with beautiful views of Jaipur!

 

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Reaching Nahargarh Fort through the pedestrian ramp

The pedestrian ramp ends with a gate near Nahargarh Fort sunrise point also known for the Bollywood movie  Rang De Basanti shooting location which is an old stepwell or Baori.

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Nahargarh Fort entry gate

 

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Baori/ Stepwell near the Sunrise point in Nahargarh Fort. Also famous as Masti Ki Pathsahala song Baori. Shot during my previous visit to witness the sunrise.
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Most popular sunrise point in Jaipur at Nahargarh Fort near Rang De Basanti baori

From here one needs to walk to the palace entrance where entry ticket is available. From this gate, you will have to walk straight past the palace area of Nahargarh Fort – Madhvendra Bhawan to the other end overlooking Jaipur city. Rajasthan Tourism Development Corporation runs an open air bar by the name of Padao at this point.

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Panoramic view of Nahargarh Fort, Jaipur

You can get a panoramic shot of the Jaipur city as well as stunning sunset from Padao at Nahargarh Fort. Rajasthan government and Rajasthan Tourism board has already mooted  a proposal to build a Jaipur sunset point at Nahargarh Fort in the near future.

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Padao open air RTDC Bar at Nahargarh Fort sunset point overlooks Jaipur city

Nahargarh Fort is the most famous sunset point in Jaipur. Incidentally, it is also a popular sunrise point in Jaipur.

ReadMost Popular Sunrise Points in Jaipur  and Sunrise at Nahargarh Fort.

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Nahargarh Fort sunset point in Jaipur

Is Nahargarh sunset worth a visit?

In my opinion, Nahargarh sunset is one of the best place to witness a sunset in Jaipur. There are other places too but this is the most easily accessible sunset point in Jaipur. Nahargarh Fort is considered as one the most Instagram worthy place to click pictures in Jaipur along with Hawa Mahal and Amer Fort.

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Beautiful sunset at best sun set point in Jaipur? At Nahargarh Fort

 

Don’t you think Nahargarh Fort is a great sunset point?

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Ain’t this beautiful? Best sunset point in Jaipur at Nahargarh Fort

Few travel bloggers have mentioned Amer Fort as the best sunset point in Jaipur. Frankly, it falls in the shadow area of Jaigarh Fort therefore sunset will not be visible from the Amer Fort.

Nahargarh Fort entry charges

There are no charges for walking up to the Nahargarh sunrise point near  step-well or Baori. Charges are applicable only for the entry in the last enclosure having the palace section Madhavendra Bhawan, Nahargarh Fort wax museum, restaurant Once upon a time and Padao bar.

Do note that Nahargarh Fort is very popular among locals especially during Sundays, public holidays and the days when it rains! It is never a good idea to visit Nahargarh Fort during such times.

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Tourist walking down from Nahargarh fort on pedestrian ramp

If you are returning from Nahargarh Fort using cobbled pedestrian ramp, do make sure that you are carrying a torch and have a company. It is best to leave a bit early from Nahargarh Fort in daylight. If you prefer to stay till late, I will suggest you to pre-hire a cab/ tuk-tuk/ auto-rickshaw for the return trip. Although, police is present at Nahargarh Fort but drink and drive is rampant. Speeding bikes and cars is another menace. These are few safety guidelines. Generally, it is safe to visit Nahargarh Fort during sunset or at night. Mobile network is available through out the cobbled pedestrian ramp but it may be an issue in many places if you are using the hill road.

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87 thoughts on “Is Nahargarh Fort Best Sunset Point in Jaipur?

    1. Somali, very few people choose to walk through this ramp. Most people opt to drive to Nahargarh Fort. This baori is actually of a huge size and was featured in this famous Bollywood movie. I’m sure you would have seen Masti ki Pathshala song in Rang de Bansati.

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  1. So lovely to hear about Nahargarh Fort again, Arv. From what you’ve shown us, this looks like a spectacular sunset place with panoramic views. Interesting to hear you say it’s crowded when it rains? Why is that? I was thinking when it rains, it rains torrentially and it would be hard to get around…but then again maybe when its forecasted to rain, there is lovely cloud cover and the chance of a more colourful sunset 🙂

    Like you, I’m usually in the office when sunset comes around here in Melbourne. Now that we are heading into summer and the days gets longer, the sun sets much later in the night and that’s when I need to be at home, lol. Sometimes chasing the sunset takes a lot of effort and work 🙂

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    1. Mabel, we have a long scorching summers here in Jaipur with temperatures swelling all the way to 46-47 C . Average day time temperature is around 42-43 C. Monsoon -rainy season brigs in respite. That’s why people love rains. In any case we don’t have torrential downpour. We have short burst of showers. Also, these hills are covered with low flying clouds and it is lush green. In short, good weather to go out and enjoy!

      Will look forward to your sunset captures, then? Thanks for sharing your perspective, Mabel! 🙂

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      1. I wold really like to experience India kind of summer weather some day. Here in Melbourne our summers usually reach the mid-30s, not usually 40’C but the air here is dry like an oven 😀

        Maybe more sunset photos to come over here 😀

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      2. Oh! I did forget to tell you. We too have oven like dry air…. feels like blowing straight from a furnace!

        Indian summer? Sounds like a name of some movie!! LoL!

        Will look forward to your pictures of sunset. 😊

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      3. Ha ha. Never knew that India is so popular… what if it’s just a association with summer! There’s so much you get to know from fellow bloggers sitting in a different part of the world. Thanks for this info, Mabel!

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    1. Yes it’s steep but I must give credit to the engineer who constructed it. Doesn’t demand too much energy. I’m sure you too can walk up easily. I guess it takes me around ten or twelve minutes. Worth it…. completely!

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  2. You were part of WW in last week as well? How come i missed it! I usually try to go through all the entries! Well never late than ever…
    Sunrise/sunset watching can be magical! It always leaves me with sense of peace…
    I have heard a lot from my friends about Jaipur the grandeur and history it carries within and the diverse beautiful culture. I feel my tendency to increase and my longing to visit that place is raising on a magnitude!

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    1. Just started, Keerthi! Saw some fellow bloggers posting for WW. Till recently, I was doing Skywatch Friday. I think you should visit Jaipur…there’s a lot to explore and click! Have you been taking part in WPC?

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  3. What a great spot for a sunset, Arv. I like the series of photographs you have shown and the advice about getting there and getting home again. This is where local knowledge counts for so much. Sunset for me is over the sea during the summer months. The only real high point is in the hills above the town, but it’s just a stopping point on the road

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    1. I have seen quite a few of your sunset pictures by the sea, Mike. We don’t have any major water body here so hills is the only drama we can add to the pictures. You don’t have any good sunset point on the hills?

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