Mentions of Nagaur can be found in ancient scriptures and Epics like Mahabharata. In the Mahabharata, it is said that the Ahichhatrapur kingdom that was conquered by Arjun and offered to Dronacharya was actually a portion of the Nagaur district.
Located on a major caravan route , it was also an important centre of Sufism. (like nearby Ajmer) and rose to prominence both through trade and as a place of pilgrimage. It was also the most important stopping point on the trade route that connected Sindh & Multan with Delhi and the commercial towns of Gujarat. The presence of celebrated Sufi Saint made Nagaur also a centre of learning and of pilgrimage. Hence, Nagaur offered spiritual as well as physical sustenance to many traders , pilgrims, soldiers and student passing through.
Celebrate the Rajasthani art of chic living in the Ranvas
Ranvas is situated on the western end of the fort complex with its separate guarded entry. It is a story of Rajput architecture of Marwar region and is an example of social and cultural lifestyle of that time. Ranvas, built between 1626 – 1749, at the Fort of Nagaur is the historic queens quarters, built for the queens of Maharaja Bakhat Singh of Jodhpur. This private apartment contains a series of similar havelies, each with its own courtyard and accommodation for a queen. Each haveli is self-contained, allowing for a degree of privacy.
The restoration work at Ranvas adaptively reused into residential accommodation similar to its historic use as the queens’ accommodation.
Ahhichatragarh Fort, Nagaur
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137 km / 85.12 miles
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