Jaigarh fort is located on a hill in Jaipur. This fort is surrounded by breathtaking landscapes. It is also famous for a canon which is one of the largest canons in the world.
This is the other famous fort of Jaipur after the Amer fort. It lies on Aravali hills of the pink city. The views of the city from the top of this fort mesmerize visitors.
Jaigarh Fort Details
History of Jaigarh Fort
This fort was built by Jai Singh II in 1726 AD. Jai Singh II was a ruler of the Kacchawa clan in Rajputana. He built this fort as a defensive measure to provide protection to amber fort. This fort lies upwards to Amer fort.
This huge fort has importance because Jaipur got its name from the name of this fort. There is a tunnel that connects Jaigarh fort to amber fort. But, for security reasons, this is closed for public use.
It is situated on a hill which is known as “chill ka tila” (hill of eagles). Jaigarh fort is one of the strongest forts of Jaipur.
This fort is unique from other forts of Jaipur because of its construction. The canals, water sewerage system and cannon on top of it make it unique. For the water sewerage system, there are separate tunnels of freshwater and waste-water. And, also it is well connected to Amer fort and Nahargarh fort to provide protection in an emergency situation.
The architecture of jaigarh fort is similar to amber fort. This fort is built in Indo-Rajput style. However, it’s not like other forts because it was just for soldiers and royal army. So, it has sections of rooms, sewerage system and the narrow stairs to reach top of this fort.
This fort is famous for Jaibaan canon which is one of the biggest canons in the world. It is placed on large wheels. However, now it’s condition is not so good.
Art Gallary of Jaigarh Fort
An art gallery with antiques and jewellery is must visit in this fort. You can buy Rajasthani style sari’s, jewellery or paintings from this gallery. Above all, the antiques of this gallery are wonderful. And also the traditional paintings are things of attraction in this gallery.
You can buy paintings and artifacts from this gallery to bring a memory of this place. The interesting thing about this painting is that it shines bright in Lights.
Attractions of Jaigarh Fort in Jaipur
- World’s largest canon known as Jai Baan
- Water harvesting system
- views of landscapes and Jal mahal from the top
- An art gallery and, armor museum
- Tunnel from amber fort to Jaigarh fort
There is a museum outdoors of Jaigarh fort. You can see armours, weapons, and some canons of the royal army. This museum is not as large as the city palace. however, the canons and armors in this fort are interesting.
Firstly, I took the tickets and headed inside. After some time, A guide came to me and I hired him. Further, he told me all about the fort. It was interesting to know about this place. In other words, this is an awesome heritage of Rajasthan.
This is a pleasant place because of the history and the views around this fort.
Tips to Know before visiting Jaigarh fort
- As it may be tiring to visit this place, so bring a water bottle
- Keep away from non-registered fake guides
- Make bookings in advance to avoid any hassle
Unlike many other forts, this fort is not under the government. But, it is a property of the king of Jaipur, who is an ancestor of former Rajput rulers. And also, when the king of this fort visits, then the flags are placed to be down in his honor.
Time to Visit Jaigarh Fort
Entry timing to visit is 10 AM to 5 PM.
The best time to visit jaigarh fort is the winter season. You can also visit this place in summer, but this city is so hot at this time.
How to reach Jaigarh fort :
This is about 7-8 km from the city. You can reach here by taxi or cab. And, also hiring an auto(tuktuk) is a good option. It costs approximately 400 to 500 rs to reach here if you book a cab.
The ticket to visit jaigarh fort is 70 rupees for an Indian tourist. While 200 rupees for foreign tourists.
Tour guides are easily available here. The charges Start from 300 rupees for hiring a local guide. Hiring a guide makes it easy to know about this fort. So, Hire one whenever you visit this. You can take an audio guide which is the other option to get some interesting facts about this place.
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