Taragarh, Ajmer
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Taragarh

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About Taragarh

    • Entry: Paid
    • Not Allowed: Pets
    • Timings - Opening & Closing: Monday - Friday: 7.00 AM - 6.30 PM , Saturday: 7.00 AM - 6.30 PM , Sunday: 7.00 AM - 6.30 PM , Public Holidays: 7.00 AM - 6.30 PM

Taragarh Fort is located atop the Nagpahari Hill in Ajmer. Often considered as the first hill fort of Asia, it is also known as the 'Fort of Ajmer'.   It was constructed at a time when the Aravalli mountain ranges were above the snowlines.

Built by King Ajaypal Chauhan on the pinnacle of Taragarh Hill, overlooking Ajmer, it has the reputation of being one of the oldest hill forts of the world.    It is often called as the 'Star Fort', dating back from the 12th century.

Situated 3 km and a steep 1.5 hours climb beyond the Adhai-din ka Jhonpra Mosque, the fort offers an aerial view of the entire city. Built in the year 1100 A.D by Ajaypal Chauhan, the town's founder, the fort was the site of military activities during Mughal times.  

Lakshmi Pol, Phuta Darwaza and Gagudi ki Phatak are the three gateways of the fort. Bhim Burj that acts as a crenellation and support for the canons is amongst the highlights of the fort. The fort also contains many reservoirs,   carved out of the solid rock.  
 

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Neetu Vaishnav
  • Neetu Vaishnav
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 5 Reviews

"Historical place worth visiting"

  • 6.00/7
  • Posted Aug 19, 2014
It is basically a monument of Prithviraj, known as 'Prithviraj Smarak'. It is located on the top of the hill. Worth visiting place if you are keen to know about the history. Fee is only Rs.10.
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Zoobie Sidhu
  • Zoobie Sidhu
  • Highlander
  • Lives in Gurgaon
  • 15 photos
  • 44 Reviews

"Not much to see"

  • 3.50/7
  • Posted May 9, 2014
It is all in ruins now. We went there after reading in travel guides, but there is nothing to see or explore. Most of the area is encroached by locals. Maharana Pratap memorial on the way is worth a stop.
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Ayaz ahmed
  • Ayaz ahmed
  • Heritage seeker
  • 9 Reviews

"Excellent trip with family"

  • 5.00/7
  • Posted Jan 7, 2014
It was very fascinating and enjoyable trip, with wife around me.
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Mohd  gazi shekh
  • Mohd gazi shekh
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  • 6 Reviews

"A must visit place after visiting Dargah Ajmer Sharif"

  • 5.00/7
  • Posted Dec 19, 2013
Its 13 Km from Dargah. You need to take a Jeep or Tata Sumo till there. But those who vomit please take the medicines as the roads are full of turns. Per head for vehicles - Rs. 50 + 50 (Up & Down)
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Tabrez Qureshi
  • Tabrez Qureshi
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 4 Reviews

"Amazing!"

  • 6.00/7
  • Posted Oct 5, 2013
Going to taragarh by car took us less than 50min to reach. Taragarh is located on the 700-800 feet high mountain the road is zigzag.
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