Nalagarh fort

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Nalagarh Fort is one of the most famous heritage hotels situated in Himachal Pradesh. Located on the edge of Aravalli Hills, the fort overlooks the city of Jaipur in Rajasthan. It was initially given the name Sudarshangarh which later evolved to the Nalagarh meaning home of tigers. The mighty fort was originally built as a place to move to above the city and was connected to the fortress of Jaigarh which was the old capital of Amber through its walls over the surrounding hills. Situated in the middle of lush greenery combined with modern amenities, it serves as an ideal getaway for the weekend.

The fort witnessed some paramount events in the history including treaties with the Marathas and their wars with Jaipur in the 18th century. The Europeans were moved to Nahargarh Fort during the Indian Mutiny of 1857 by the king of Jaipur for their protection. Nalagarh Fort is spread over an area of 10 acres on the top of a hill. It has been built in the Mughal Style of architecture in five levels.

The majestic fort has now been converted into a hotel. The conference hall of the fort known as Diwan-E-Khas was built by Raja Sansar Chand in 1618 AD. The Nalagarh Heritage Resort can be reached easily from Manali, Dharamshala and the other hill stations present in Himachal Pradesh.

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It is said that the fort was haunted by the spirit of Nahar Singh Bhomia and that it also hindered the construction of the fort. Thus, to give peace to his restless spirit, a temple was built within the fort in his memory. This is how the fort came to be known as the Nalagarh Fort. It was also a part of the defence ring for the city which was formed by all three forts namely Amer Fort, Jaigarh Fort and Nalagarh Fort together.  

The Mighty fort comprises of numerous structures which follow the Mughal style of architecture. Many changes have been made to the fort from the time it was first established. At present, it has been converted into a leading hotel which serves as the perfect place to break away from the usual routine and the heat of the plains. The Nalagarh fort has been constructed on a 20-acre land consisting of forest and orchards and has five levels, three of which are beautifully polished lawns.

There are 35 rooms in total available to the tourists. These rooms are equipped with all the modern amenities to ensure that the guests have a comfortable stay throughout. The lodging options comprise of-

Deluxe Rooms: One can witness the natural beauty of the Shivalik hills as well as the Sirsa River from these rooms. The charm of the place combined with modern comfort makes it a very attractive option.

Family Suites: These comprise of luxurious housing for the whole family. The rooms are huge, beautiful and comprise of all the much-needed items.

Suites: These are the best rooms of the resort. They are comfortable as well as ensure one’s privacy in addition to making the guests enjoy the luxurious and beautiful surroundings.

Facilities offered:
In addition to the best of rooms with the best service, the resort also arranges complimentary breakfast for its visitors. The reception desk along with the travel help desk is available 24x7 to assist in the check-in as well as check out service. There is a separate area dedicated to storing the luggage. In addition to all this, medical services, parking area which is absolutely free of cost and very safe and a complete power back up are provided as well. There is a dining room as well which serves a variety of Indian as well as Continental cuisine to its visitors. A large bar is present in the hotel which has a collection of a variety of liquors.

The best time to visit the Nalagarh fort with family is during the months starting from March to October. After the monsoon season, winters with its snow-capped mountains is a perfect time to visit the place and enjoy there with family and friends.

Pets are not allowed inside the fort. One must carry the necessities along while visiting the fort.

Nalagarh Fort is located in the foothills of the Himalayas. Within Nalagarh, the roads are well connected, and public transport is readily available making the commute even easier. One can hire a taxi and reach the fort.

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