Jaigarh Fort Tours in Rajasthan
15 km from Jaipur, Rajasthan
Jai Singh I
Jaivan, Museum, Armory, Shubhat Niwas, Diwa Burj
Best Time to Visit:
October to March
09:00 A.M. To 05:00 P.M.
FAdult: Admission Indians/ Foreigners Rs. 15/20, Camera 10/20, Video 20/70
How to Reach :
Take local Buses or hire local Taxis from the city.
Introduction of Jaigarh
Standing close to the Amber Fort is the Jaigarh Fort tucked on a mountain cliff and surrounded by huge battlements with inside walkways that offer breathtaking views to all directions including view of Jaipur below. Incepted by Jai Singh I, the present fort dates back to reign of Jai Singh II. Since 1983 the fort has been open for public. The fort has never been conquered by anyone. As the reign of Mughal dynasty had produced many weapons for Mughals and Rajputs, the fort has a huge cannon is made of an alloy of eight metals with a huge barrel and dates back to 1720. Also remarkable is the rainwater harvesting system. The fort has also served as a treasury to the Kachhwahas.
Architecture of Jaigarh Fort :
The Jaigarh Fort of Rajasthan is one of the most spectacular forts with a military architecture and so called Victory Fort. It is tucked on the Cheel ka tilla (Mound of Eagles) almost 400 feet above the Amber Fort. The mighty walls of Jaigarh fort are spread over three km. The fort is covered by a moat and other prerequisites for a sturdy bastion. The tank in the fort measures 158 feet by 138 feet and is 40 feet deep, and can hold 60,00,000 gallons of water. The architecture of the fort is more like military architectural wonders in a fine state of preservation.
Tourist Attractions of Jaigarh Fort :
Jaigarh Forts Tour of Jaipur, The fort is proud to house a huge cannon constructed during Mughal times dating back to 1720. The cannon is made from an alloy of eight metals weighing about 50 tonnes and has a huge barrel.
The fort museum is an interesting place to visit where you have a rendezvous with the past by seeing some photographs, maps of Jaigarh, spittons and circular 18th century playing cards.
It is the most interesting part of the fort and is a open hall that literally means Meeting Hall of Warriors. The hall has some weather beaten sedan chairs and drums.
The watchtower can be accessed by climbing up the fort and it will offer an excellent view of Amber fort located at a close distance.
Things to See Around Jaigarh Fort :
The splendid fort of Amber is a must visit for the tourists to Jaipur. It is a beauty manifested in red sandstone and white marble. The massive gates, kali temple and superb halls are worth seeing here.
Located very close to Jaigrah fort on the road to Amber fort is the final resting place the Maharajas of Jaipur. These cenotaphs are a unique example of Rajput architecture.
The Water Palace or Jal Mahal is nearby Jaigarh fort and is a blend of Rajput and Mughal architecture. It was a summer retreat for the rajas of Mewar. A must for the tourists to see the four stories of the palace submerged in Man Sagar lake water and the fifth one over it