Jaigarh Fort lies in the vicinity of Jaipur, just 15 km from Jaipur and cousin of Amber Fort. The Jaigarh Fort is one of the most stunning forts of India. It’s like an extension to Amber Fort with Amber Fort at the bottom of the hill and the Jaigarh Fort at the top of the hill. The hill is called as the ‘Cheel Ka Teela” means hill of Eagles. It is a well maintained fort. Jaipur Town can be looked upon here from Jaigarh Fort.
Jaigarh means fort of Victory; it is not a very attractive or elegant structure as the Amber Fort but it is tough fortress used as the military center for the rulers of Jaipur. Actually main theme behind making of this fort was to tighten the security of Jaipur and Amber. Jaipur used to be the major weapon producing hub in the times of Mughals and Rajput rulers. The Jaigarh Fort, Jaipur was built between 15th to 18th centuries. The hill on which it is positioned is rugged, rocky, covered with thorny bushes. It houses palaces, granary, cannon foundry, many temples, a tall tower, also has the largest cannon of the world, Jaivan. It has Dungar Darwaza
as the main gate approached by a steep road. There is huge water tank, capable of storing 60,00,000 gallon water, in the center of the fort in which water for army men was stored connected with a 5 km long canal.
The Jaigarh fort has a museum having weapons of that time on display.There is heavy collection of medieval coins, puppets, buildings, processions and other remnants of the past. You can also have a look at swords, shields, guns, muskets and many other knickknacks.
Jaigarh Fort, Jaipur is a must visit for a traveler interested in regal past of India. This fort emits a radiance of valor and passion of Rajput rulers. For more information about the Jaigarh Fort, keep browsing Palacesonwheels.com. for detailed information or for booking for tour in Palaces On Wheels, please fill the form given and send it to us.