Nagaur Tourism Images

About Nagaur Tourism

A one-street town, a haze on the highway between Jodhpur and Bikaner that has always lived by the cycle of summer sandstorms and brilliant winter sunshine, only just letting in the modern world because no force on earth can keep out Pepsi and Coke ads, Nagaur will not impress itself upon you in any extraordinary way. When you first see it, you will find the mandatory vegetable stalls and a Gandhi Chowk, poster commercials and village boys swaggering as if they do it for a living. Don't let this first impression dampen your excitement. For what Nagaur offers ranges between the hot and the incendiary. The first is its famous red chilies and the second is the story of the man who's the reason why people visit Nagaur today.

Sightseeing Places in Nagaur, Rajasthan

Ahichhatragarh Fort
The little desert town, midway between Jodhpur and Bikaner, is dominated by Ahichhatragarh Fort, dating to the 12th century. In the mid-18th century, the ruler of Jodhpur received the fort as a gift from the Mughals and embellished it with a charming pleasure palace. Several of its chambers have exquisite frescoes, now being carefully restored. The palace also has lovely water channels decorated with fish-scale patterns and ornamental spouts, as well as an ingenious system of air ducts that used to supply the inner rooms with cool air.

Nagaur Cattle Fair
The Nagaur Cattle Fair rivals the Pushkar Fair and is a dazzling kaleidoscope of animals, crafts and people, including Nagaur's famous puppeteers whose dramatic shows bring alive popular Rajasthani legends and folklore.

Amar Singh's Cenotaph
A handsome yellow sandstone cenotaph honors Amar Singh, a Rajput folk hero, with his footsteps inscribed in the centre, next to which incense sticks are lit. There is a little floral carving on the pillars and ceiling, and surrounding it are cenotaphs in pink sandstone that honor his chief wife who died before he did, and three other ranis who committed sati on his funeral pyre, as well as later members of his clan. All are well preserved. Close to the entrance is a small Hanuman shrine where puja is regularly performed.

Kaanch ka Mandir
One of the labyrinthine, narrow lanes leading out from Gandhi Chowk will take you to the Jain Kaanch ka Mandir. It houses large eyed, marble Tirthankaras, their images multiplied a thousand times in the bits of colored glass covering the walls, pillars and ceilings. The sight is even more remarkable in the evening by lamplight.

How to reach Nagaur

By Air
Nearest airport, Jodhpur is connected by daily flights to Delhi, Mumbai, Jaipur and Udaipur

By Rail
Nagaur Station is well-connected to Jaipur by the Jaipur-Bikaner Intercity Express and to Kolkata by the Howrah-Jaipur Express.

By Bus
There are three ways to get here – from Jaipur via Sikar or via Ajmer, or from Jodhpur, as the town is within easy reach of the three Golden Triangle desert cities.

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