Apart from continual touristy visits to landmarks like Amber Palace, Jaigarh Fort, Hawa Mahal, Jal Mahal, get ready to visit the vibrant Nahargarh Fort. Jaipur that has always been a pillar when it comes to tourism has yet another best art to present. In the ruins of the Nahargarh Fort, the 17th December of 2016 witnessed the first ever polished gallery in the form of ‘Jaipur Wax Museum.’ A true achievement to clap for, amidst the vibrancy of the ruins, Nahargarh truly deserved an addition. The figures added to the Museum are some of your thought after movie stars and politicians. There is so much to see in the Wax Museum but amongst the many forts, you may wonder why Nahargarh was chosen?
‘Nahargarh Fort’ is one of the most visited forts in Jaipur, and it is fancied by many, especially for its scenic view of the entire city. Besides, one great touristy advantage of the fort is also because many bollywood movies like Rang De Basanti, Jodha Akhbar, Shudh Desi Romance were shot here. Well, not many of you know but Nahargarh Fort was once a safest hiding place in Jaipur, at the time of wars, the royalty from different kingdoms use to guard themselves safe in Nahargarh fort. Besides, the fort has huge-designed walls that seem to be a barrier or like border fences that covers and connects the entire Nahargarh fort to Jaigarh fort. This fort was originally known as ‘Sudharshangarh,’ but was later changed to Nahargarh which means ‘Abode of Tigers’. The reason behind the name was because it was clearly a tiger hunting place.
I am sure the making known of the fort really stringed you along questioning what about the Wax Museum? The gallery assembled with glorious life-like figures. Well, let’s get back on track. This incredible Indian-European architectural idea behind Nahargarh Fort has successfully installed its very first wax museum in Jaipur on 17th of December 2016. The museum that is installed at a heritage site is the first ever in the world. Although it has some drawbacks, the summers in Rajasthan may affect the wax museum but at the moment it is certainly taking the tourism top-notch. It’s not just the hall of icons that you can visit but its many exciting things to do too; it is certainly an exquisite exhibit in Jaipur, Rajasthan.
All that eye-catching figures inside the museum will leave you awestruck. The museum has around 20 to 30 wax personalities, each installed carefully. The museum was inaugurated by the notable Bollywood actor, Govinda who was accompanied by his wife Sunita Ahuja. The inauguration unveiled the wax figure of the megastar, Amitabh Bachchan. Some prominent figures you will get to see and (meet) in Jaipur Wax Museum are that of Mahatma Gandhi, Deepika Padukone, Dalai Lama, Rabindranath Tagore, Amitabh Bachchan, Bhagat Singh, MS Dhoni, Kalpana Chawla, Sachin Tendulkar, Jackie Chan, Mother Teresa, Albert Einstein, Lionel Messi followed by many legendary kings and warriors and many more.
Jaipur Wax Museum has other exciting facilities as well like, ‘The One Minute Maharaja’ where you can experience a life of royalty by being fully dressed in a Maharaja costume in real life like settings. It also has another eye-catching feature – a well-stocked souvenir shop from where you can buy beautiful gifts. The museum has divided its attractions based on different museum themes like the entertainment section and warriors section. You will get the feel of excitement as soon as you place your foot in the museum premises, and the first attraction that you will notice is a 10-foot long bullet bike called Gati Gamini inspired by Rajasthan Tourism on the entryway.
Another feature is a kid section where the little ones can meet their favourite toon characters like Spiderman, Ironman, Nobita, Doraemon, etc.
Jaipur Wax Museum is the 1st ever international standard museum placed at Nahargarh Fort. And a visit to it, is a great experience especially for connoisseurs and seekers of new experiences.
Opening Days: All days (except for the occasion of Holi)
Visiting Timing: 10:00 AM – 06:30 PM
How to Reach
The easiest way to reach Nahargarh Fort is by hiring a cab or an auto from the main town. You can take up a tour bus ride as well.
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