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Nagaur is a desert town located in the Jodhpur division of the state of Rajasthan. Formerly known as Ahichhatrapur, Nagaur was always a hotly contested seat of power between the sultans of Delhi, Gujrat and Marwar. But with the rise of the Mughal Empire, the power equation changed and soon Nagaur came under the Mughals and became a Sarkar (division) under the Ajmer Subah province. But after some time, the Mughal Emperor Shahjahan bestowed the chief ship of Nagaur upon Amar Singh Rathore who belonged to the royal family of Marwar but was estranged from it.
This historical town is best known for its grand fort and the annual cattle fair which attracts a lot of tourists every year. There are also many beautiful temples and interesting monuments scattered all over the town. However, the best time to travel to Nagaur is from mid October to mid March.
Tourist Attractions in Nagaur
Some of the famous tourist attractions you can visit when you travel to Nagaur are listed below.
The Nagaur Fort, located in the heart of the town is said to the best example of a Bhumi Durg (land fort) in Rajasthan. Protected by massive gates and ramparts on all sides, this magnificent fort houses a number of palaces, temples, mosques, gardens and fountains. Three main gates lead to the Nagaur fort, which is one of the most impressive forts in Rajasthan.
The Nagaur Fair, which is popularly known as the Cattle Fair, is a four-day affair, which is held annually during the month of Magh (Jan-Feb). The sleepy town transforms into a hub of activity during the fair, which is also the second largest fair in Rajasthan.
Besides the usual cattle trading, camel races, cockfights and bullock races are also held. As darkness falls, campfires are lit and a number of folk musicians, puppeteers, jugglers and storytellers descend upon the spot to entertain the tourists that add up to an amazing experience.
This is the dargah of Khwaja Hamiduddin Nagauri, who was also one of the chief disciples of Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti of Ajmer. This is also a very sacred place for the Sufis.
How to reach Nagaur
» Road: Buses connect Nagaur to all the major cities of Rajasthan.
» Air: The nearest airport is Jodhpur, which is 135 km away.
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