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Nagaur Tourism and Travel Guide

History
It was bestowed upon Balban as his jagir in 1242. Sher Shah captured Nagaur in 1542 A.D. Nagaur was a sarkar of Ajmer subah during Sur empire and later in Mughal empire. Emperor Akbar built the mosque here, and there is a shrine of the disciple of Mu'inuddin ChristiNagaur of Ajmer.

Badal Mahal, Sheesh Mahal & Hadi Rani Mahal are worth seeing. All three have exquisite 18th century frescos on the ceilings. There is also fascinating medieval air cooling system and an ornate old hammam, or bath.

Monuments

Nagaur Fort lies midway between the fortress city of Jodhpur and Bikaner in Rajasthan. A beautiful fort and some historic monuments dot the rustic town of Nagaur. Formerly known as Ahichhatrapur, this town was witness to the power struggles between the sultans of Delhi, Gujarat and Marwar. Originally inhabited by the Naga Rajputs, Nagaur changed many hands and was ruled by the Muslim rulers for several years. The town echoes with tales of valour of Amar Singh Rathore who died while fighting against the Mughals. Amar Singh was estranged from his own kingdom of Jodhpur, and Nagaur remembers its adopted hero with much pride. Today, Nagaur is famous for hosting one of the largest cattle fairs in Rajasthan where festivities and colour bring the otherwise sleepy town alive.

Nagaur Fort in the heart of the town is considered the best flat land fort in Rajasthan with a striking façade. Built in 4th century, the fort has three gigantic gates and houses many temples, mosques and beautiful palaces inside. Some of the important palaces are Hadi Rani Mahal with its exquisite mural paintings and Deepak Mahal decorated with impressive floral patterns. Rani Mahal and Akbar Mahal were built during the Mughal era and reflect a blend of Rajputana and Mughal architecture. Among the temples, Krishna Mandir and Ganesh Mandir are fairly well kept.Nagaur In Krishna Mandir, there are beautiful murals of Lord Krishna and his gopis while the brick-red Ganesh Mandir has a marble idol of Lord Ganesha. Tarkeen Dargah is a popular sacred place for Muslims and Sufis. Other important monuments are the glass Jain Temple and the famous cenotaph of Amar Singh where incense candles are lit up till date.

Festivals

Nagaur Fair - bustles with life during the annual cattle fair, which is one of the largest in the country. The Nagaur bulls are renowned for their fleet footedness and attract buyers from all over. Exciting games, tug of war, camel races and strains of ballads create a joyful atmosphere.

The quaint town of Nagaur, one of the most picturesque of Rajput townships stirs to life during the Nagaur Fair. This cattle fair is the second largest in Rajasthan and is held every year during the Hindu month of Magh (Jan-Feb).

The Fair is renowned for the trading of cows, bullocks, oxen, camels and horses, which takes place here. Their owners are seen wearing colourful turbans and flaunting long moustaches. Wooden items, iron craft and leather accessories are available in abundance during the fair. Various games are organized during this four-day festival.
Tug-of-War, camel races, cock & bullfights provide entertainment to the tourists and locals after a hectic day of trading.

As the last rays of setting sun bid aide to the day, a joyous atmosphere is created by the folk musicians whose voices echo far & wide across the tranquil desert sands.

This eight days fair held every year during the month of Jan-Feb, is popularly known as the Cattle fair and is the second largest in Rajasthan. Nagaur Town is the mostNagaur picturesque of Rajput townships. Mirchi Bazaar (Red Chilly Market) is the main attraction and wooden items, iron crafts and leather accessories are available in abundance during the fair.

Also called as the Cattle Fair, is the 2nd largest animal fair of India. Thousands of animals are gathered at the cattle fair for trading. Traders come to buy and sell cows, bullocks (Nagauri breed is renowned), oxen and camels.

Activities
Various games are organized during this four day festival. Tug-of-war, camel races, cock fights etc. provide entertainment to the tourists and visitors. As the sun goes down, a joyous atmosphere is created by the folk music and dance, whose voices echo far and wide across the tranquil desert sand.

Hotels in Nagaur

Heritage Hotels in Nagaur

Hotel Khimsar Fort, Nagaur
Hotel Kuchaman Fort, Nagaur