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NAGAUR

Nagaur is one of the most picturesque of Rajput townships. The town is cordoned in by massive ramparts and has to be entered through stately gates. As if entering one of the havelis that you see in Bollywod movies and you can almost expect to see the mustachioed Rajput kings welcoming you in his stately home.

Granted to Amar Singh Rathore by Emperer Shah Jahan, at its main entrance to the town there is a complex of royal cenotaphs. The cenotaph of Raja Amar Singh Rathore is near a shimmering pool.

The fort contains many royal apartments such as the Moti Mahal, Badal Mahal and Hawa Mahal. The Baradari or courtyard has walls painted with beautiful murals in a synthesis of the Persian and Nagaur styles. Frescoes of dancers and flowers adorn the walls.

Nagaur boasts of palatial houses and temples and not to forget the palaces such as the one mentioned above. The walls and main entrances are decorated with paintings of religious episodes from the two great Indian epics, the Ramayan and the Mahabharata. The paintings in the Jain temples depict motifs related to the life of Lord Mahavira and Parsavanath. Also worth visiting is an ancient mosque built in the 15th century and another old mosque known as Tarkin-ka-Dargah.

The Nagaur Fair (Jan.-Feb) and this year in fact is on till the 16th of February, attracts tourists from all over. Trading of cows, bullocks, oxen and camels ; cocks and bull-fights and camel races are the prime attractions of the four day festivities.

Accommodation

Dak Bangalow Circuit House & Private hotels. During the Nagaur Fair a Tourist Village is setup by Rajasthan Tourism Development Corporation.




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