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Nagaur

, Rajasthan

(Nagaur is also known as Nagaur Fort)
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State: Rajasthan
District: Nagaur
Famous for/as: Historical
Languages: Rajasthani, Hindi
Best Season: Oct - Mar
Weather: Summer 22-40°C, Winter 12-33°C
Altitude: 302 m
Pincode: 341001
STD code: 0158x
Nagaur is a city in the state of Rajasthan located in the Nagaur district. The town was originally founded by a group of people called the Naga Kshatriyas. The place is also called as Khatwan. The town has a Muslim history as well. It was the center of invasion for raiding parties from Central Asian countries.

The Nagaur Fort is an important building and it is the main tourist attraction in the place. The fort is built with sandstone and has been the epicenter of many battles and skirmishes. The fort was built in the 2nd century and there are many exquisite temples and buildings inside the Nagaur Fort.

Another important place in the city is the Tarkeen Dargah. It is an important site for many Muslims in the area and the town has a strong community of Muslims. The town also has a Jain Temple that has been built from glass and this is an important and sacred center for many Jains in the area as well.

Some of the other tourist places in the area are Bansiwala Temple, Cenotaph of Amar Singh, Nath ki Chathri, Barli and Saji ki Tanka. The Khinsvar Fort is located around 50 km away and this 500 years old fort is also a worth visiting site. Nagaur fair, which is held every year, is the second largest cattle fair in India, where over 70,000 animals and their traders took part. Additionally, the Nagaur Sufi Music festival held during the month of February every year also draws lot of visitors.
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Nagaur Fair

  by Madhav Srinivasan  on Dec 07, 2011
Nagaur is a small town in Rajasthan located near the popular tourist destinations of Jaipur, Jodhpur, Jaisalmer and Bikaner. Nagaur hosts a camel and livestock fair in the first fortnight of February each year.

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