The Palace of Great King “Raja Nahar Singh” is located in Ballabhgarh tehsil of Faridabad district of Haryana. Due to its location in Ballabhgarh, it is also called the palace of Ballabhgarh. This Palace was built by the ancestors of Raja Nahar Singh. The construction of this palace was started in 1739 AD. In order to make this fort beautiful, many times it was changed and reconstructed, due to which it took about 110 years to be completed completely. It was completely completed in 1850 AD.
This palace is very beautiful and its architecture is very unique. Along with its beauty, this fort also remembers Raja Nahar Singh and his love for his country. He took part in the revolution of 1857, which is called the first freedom struggle of the country, and fought against the British.
During the reign of Raja Nahar Singh, there was a court here but now it has been handed over to Haryana Tourism. Haryana Tourism takes care of it. Haryana Tourism has given it a new look and now it has been converted into a motel-cum-restaurant. Tourists come and stay here and there is also an arrangement of delicious food. If you ever come here, then taste the food here.
History of Raja Nahar Singh Palace
Raja Nahar Singh’s Palace is in Ballabhgarh of Haryana State, so to know about the palace first we have to know the history of Ballabhgarh. Ballabhgarh was a princely state which was founded by the Jats of the Tewatia dynasty.
Raja Balram Singh Tewatia was the first ruler of Ballabhgarh who founded the city of Ballabhgarh and Raja Nahar Singh was his descendant. Balram Singh Tevatia was the brother-in-law of Raja Surajmal Sinsinwar of Bharatpur. The princely state of Ballabhgarh was established in 1753 by Ballu alias Raja Balram Singh and he also got this palace built.
Biography of Raja Nahar Singh
Raja Nahar Singh was the king of the Tewatia dynasty and he was managing the princely state of Ballabhgarh. He was born on 6 April 1823 in Ballabhgarh Tehsil of Faridabad, India. Nahar Singh was very brave and clever from birth. When Raja Nahar Singh was 9 years old, his father died and the charge of the princely state fell on his shoulders.
After the death of his father, his uncle Naval Singh was looking after the state and was also teaching Nahar Singh how to manage the state. In 1839, Raja Nahar Singh was crowned and Nahar Singh took over the throne of the princely state of Ballabhgarh. Nahar Singh’s tenure was very good and he was a very powerful king.
The British had authority in most parts of the country and they were committing atrocities on the country and the people of the country. To stop these atrocities, some kings and revolutionaries opposed the British and started a movement against them. This movement was the first independence movement of the country and it was named the Revolution of 1857. Raja Nahar Singh ji also participated in the revolt of 1857 and fought against the British.
Raja Nahar Singh was a great king and ruler who fought for this country and sacrificed his life but the irony is that few people know such a brave king. The government of the country and its citizens should do something about this great warrior so that the whole of India knows this great patriotic king.
Role of Raja Nahar Singh in the Revolt of 1857
Like other kings of the country, Raja Nahar Singh Ji also participated in this revolution. While taking part in this revolution, his age was 32 years and his bravery was praised from Ballabgarh to Delhi. Raja Nahar Singh gave a tough competition to the British, the British were facing defeat every time.
Due to not being able to win against Raja Nahar Singh in the front battle, the British conspired to defeat him by betraying him. They sent a false message to Raja Nahar Singh that they wanted to reconcile him. Raja Nahar Singh could not understand this trick of the British and after obeying them he reached Delhi.
Fraud in the name of Treaty.
As soon as Raja Nahar Singh went to the place mentioned by the British for a treaty, he made Nahar Singh a prisoner by deceit. The British tempted him many times that if he wants to save himself, then he should become subordinate to him and give up. Raja Nahar Singh rejected all the proposals of the English officers and did not even worry about his life.
He was hanged in Delhi’s Chandni Chowk on 9 February 1958 for not accepting the proposal of the British and rejecting their submission. Raja Nahar Singh was accused of robbing the government treasury and sending an army to attack and all his property was confiscated. The British took Ballabhgarh under British rule and thus ended the rule of the Jat dynasty of Ballabhgarh.
Main Attraction in Nahar Singh Palace
Although everything in this palace is attractive and beautiful to see, there are some parts which are very unique and beautiful and we are telling you about these:
Rang Mahal was the king’s private room and the king’s queen lived here. It was also called the secret room of the kings, where he used to spend time with his queen and dashi.
Darbar-e-aam (Hall of Public Audience)
Darbar-e-Aam was such a place where the general public could see their king and put their complaint in front of the king. Here the king used to listen to the problems of the people and do justice.
Modern Uses of Nahar Singh Palace
After independence, the government of India used to rule here and the government court used to run here. Now it is under the supervision of Haryana Tourism and they take care of it.
Now there is also a facility of 6 rooms for stay, where tourists can stay and enjoy staying in the Royal Palace. All types of food are available in restaurants. You can eat any food item of your choice at restaurants. If you ever come to Delhi or Ballabhgarh, then definitely enjoy visiting this palace and eating the food of the restaurant here and seeing the palace here.
Entry Fee and Timing
Fee: Here is no entry fee.
Timing: Monday to Sunday 9 am to 11 pm.
Interesting Facts About Raja Nahar Singh Palace:
- Here you can book this palace for your marriage party, birthday party. You can also book it for destination wedding. You can also bring your mobile phone here.
- There is no entry free charge in this palace.
- If you are a tourist and looking for a hotel to stay, then you can take a room in this palace itself, that too at a very affordable price.
- The construction and improvement of this palace lasted for many years, so it took 110 years to build this palace. It was completely ready in 1850.
How to Reach?
By Metro: The nearest Metro Station is Raja Nahar Singh Metro Station.
Ambedkar Chowk, Ballabhgarh, Faridabad, Haryana 121001
Other tourist places nera Nahar Singh Palace:
- Damdama Lake
- Asola Bhatti Wildlife Sanctuary
- Badkhal Lake
- Parson Temple
- Shree Sidh Shaktipeeth
- Ghiyasuddin Tughlaq’s Tomb
- Guru Ji Ashram
- CITM Lake 2
- Death Valley
- Sirohi Lake
- Adilabad Fort
- Tilpath Valley Biodiversity Park
- ISKCON Faridabad
- Town Park
- Leisure Valley park
- CITM Lake 1
- Shirdi Sai Baba Temple
- Triveni Hanuman Mandir
- The Prodigal Farms
- Lake Pea-Cock.
- Shree Jagannath Temple Faridabad
- Jharna Temple
- Rose Garden Faridabad
- Nai ka Kot
- Lake Niharika
- The Tallest Tiranga (India’s National Flag)