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Raja Nahar Singh Palace

The historical palace of Raja Nahar Singh also known as Ballabgarh Fort-Palace, dates back to 18th century AD is situated in the heart of the town of Ballabgarh, about 15 km from south Delhi, on Delhi Agra highway (NH-2). Though the earliest parts of the palace were built by Rao Balram the predecessor of Raja Nahar Singh, during his supremacy in 1739A.D and the palace was named after the Raja Nahar Singh, who gave up his life in the War of Independence that happened in 1857. The palace is similar to the palaces of Deeg and Bharatpur, which is decorated with intricate cupolas and minars on its four corners of which only two can be seen now, due to age and neglect.

In the year 2003, the palace has been taken over by the Haryana Tourism and converted into a heritage motel-cum-restaurant. The palace which was in ruins, has renewed to a wonderful specimen of architectural design with the help of well known team of experts of Francis Nacziarg and Aman Nath. The palace beautified with antiques, relics of a bygone past, stone jallies and intricately carved arches, take one back to the times of the Raja Nahar Singh. The facilities here include six beautifully decorated guest rooms with A/c, restaurant, bar, lounge and period style courtyard, gardens and pavilions which are ideal for holding grand heritage weddings. The palace and its surroundings is the favourite spot among the producers of teleserials. 

The palace is the venue of exhibitions, musical nights, fairs and melas with crafts, food-stalls, acrobat etc. Fashion shows , meditation , yoga and art of living courses are also conducted here.

A stadium named Raja Nahar Singh Stadium was built in Faridabad in 1981 for playing international cricket. It has the capacity to accommodate around 25,000 people. There is also an outdoor tennis court. The facilities available here are health club, restaurant, card room coffee shop, president box, commentator box, media box and press box etc. A beautiful rose garden is located besides the stadium with different varieties of roses. 

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