Nagaur City near Jodhpur, Rajasthan is a secure desert city. It is situated about 135 kms to the northeast of Jodhpur. Nagaur lies about midway between Jodhpur and Bikaner. The Jodhpur Nagaur City dates back to the 4th century AD. It was at the center of Muslim invasions from Central Asia.
The focal attraction of the Nagaur city is the Ahhichatragarh Fort. The
Ahhichatragarh Fort is a medium sized fort. The Mughal Emperors Akbar
and Shahjahan got this fort constructed. Inside the fort, is the Mughal
Garden, still retaining its original pleasant appearance. Also inside
the walls of the fort are palaces, mosques, temples, baolis
(reservoirs), water systems, fountains, open terraces, etc dating to the
time of Mughals. Dominating the landscape is a five-domed mosque built
by Akbar. Also adorning the walls of the fort and ceilings of the
palaces are beautiful painting.
Every year in the month of January-February Nagaur fair is held in the
city. Weeklong cattle fair, it is the second biggest fair in India. It
is especially famous for its puppeteers. So, if you have children, this
place is a must see for you in February. Another good time to visit the
city is during the Ramdeoji Ka Mela and Tejaji ka Mela in February and
Read about another famous city near Jodhpur, the Nagaur City.