Raja Nahar Singh Palace / Ballabgarh Fort Palace


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Distance (From Gurgaon): 41 Kms

Trip Duration (Including Travel): 2-3 Hours

Transportation Options: Bus / Cab

Travel Tips: None

At a distance of 41 km from Gurgaon and 5 km from Faridabad, Raja Nahar Singh Palace, famous known as Ballabgarh Fort Palace, is located at Ballabgarh village in Faridabad district of Haryana.

Ballabgarh was founded by Balram Singh, in 1739, who also built the Nahar Singh Mahal Palace in the same year. Though the earliest parts of the palace were built by Rao Balram, the predecessor of Raja Nahar Singh, the palace was named after the Raja Nahar Singh, who gave up his life in the War of Independence that happened in 1857. The fort was renovated several times throughout the history.

The Ballabgarh Fort Palace is known for its unique architecture. The palace is similar to the palaces of Deeg and Bharatpur, which is decorated with intricate minars on its four corners of which only two can be seen now. The palace holds a Darbar-e-aam (Hall of Public audience) and a Rang Mahal decorated with beautiful Chhatris. Now the palace has been taken over by the Haryana Tourism and converted into a heritage hotel in 2003.

Ballabgarh Lake situated nearby is a popular place of picnic and angling. Kartik Cultural Festival, the main fair held in the month of November, is celebrated at Nahar Singh Mahal.

Timings: 9 AM to 5 PM