Nahargarh Fort

Dusty pink skies and stunning city views. 

One of the many things Jaipur has in abundance are forts. These are all worth a visit in their own right but sometimes just being in the grounds is enough to get your fix. One of the popular hang outs at sunset for an evening beer is the open air Padao restaurant at Nahargarh Fort.

Built overlooking the city with its walls extending across the surrounding hills, the fort once formed a strong defence ring with Amer and Jaigarh. Nahargarh, meaning ‘abode of tigers’, is also known as Tiger fort and I have heard tales of the odd tiger being spotted on the drive back down so there’s always the added bonus of a chance encounter after a few drinks here!

To get to this amazing view point you need to walk the snaking trail up the side of the cliff. You can drive of course, however the sense of scale you get walking up and looking back down over Jaipur is incredible and well worth the effort! Plus, you can work up your appetite for that Kingfisher at the top! The restaurant entrance fee is a little unnecessary but if it makes it less painful it does get you a complementary soft drink or chai…then of course get yourself some beers and watch the sunset light up the city with that beautiful desert pink haze.

Nahargarh Fort, Amer Road, Jaipur, Rajasthan, 302001