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