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Jaigarh Fort is a majestic citadel perched on the top of the ‘Cheel ka Teela’ of the Aravali hills ridge in Jaipur's Pink City. The Amer Fort and Maota Lake are visible from the fort due to high altitude.
It is aptly named the 'Fort of Victory' because it was never conquered. This bastion is high on the list of tourist destinations in Jaipur. Massive battlements and verdant greenery encircle the palatial structure on the top of the precipice.
A vast treasure is also believed to be buried under the fort during royal times. The Government of Rajasthan has seized the treasure in the 1970s. Subterranean passages connect Amer Fort to Jaigarh Fort.
This fort served as a storehouse of weapons. The citadel houses the Jaivana Cannon, which was the most massive cannon on the wheel in the 18th century. The fort affords a magnificent view of Jaipur city to the tourists.
The Kachawahas ruled Jaigarh, including the Amer fort from the early 10th century. Jaigarh fort was constructed in the early 18th century, and Sawai Jai Singh II commissioned this magnificent fortification in 1726 to safeguard Amber Fort. It is named after king Sawai Jai Singh II, who built it.
Jaigarh Fort was the leading cannon foundry during the Mughal dynasty. It developed into a center of artillery production for the Rajputs and hoarded metal and weapons for war. Jaivana was the world's largest cannon on wheels of the Early Modern Era in 1720.
The cannon outpost was protected during the successive wars in the Mughal dynasty. In 1658, Aurangzeb defeated the protector Dara Shikoh and executed his brother. The fort is a manifestation of the city’s prosperous past.
Apart from the Aurangzeb ambush, it was never conquered in a battle. Dara Shikoh was the overseer of the cannon outpost in the fort.
Talented architect Vidhyadhar conceptualized and designed the Jaigarh Fort. It is the strongest among the three forts and has always held out against significant resistance.
Its elaborate architecture has remarkable and imposing structures spread across a wide range. Thick walls of red sandstone protect the fort, which is home to the most exquisite designs.
The main attractions are the world's most incredible cannon on wheels 'Jaivana Cannon' and the palace complex. Museum, armory and a well-tended garden are other attractions.
The red sandstone walls span over a length of 3 kilometers and a width of 1 kilometer, and these ramparts make the fort invincible. Embankments give access to the upper levels of the structure.
Central watch tower faces the entire surrounding landscape. Screened windows adorn the courtrooms, and halls and windows are made using lattices. You can view the exteriors, but it is impossible to observe anything from the outside.
The Awani Darwaza is a magnificent triple-arched entrance to the Aram Mandir, and you can view the Sagar Lake from Aram Mandir. Jaigarh fort shares striking architectural similarities with the Amer Fort.
Best Time to Visit
The Winter months (November to February) are the best time to visit Jaigarh Fort. During monsoon, its landscape turns verdant and provides a great respite from the scorching heat.
You will get a guide in Hindi and English for 100 INR and 150 INR, respectively.
Timings are subject to change. You will be automatically booked into a time slot as part of the check out process. Please visit the official website to confirm the time slot before your visit.
Places to Visit in Jaigarh Fort
This Persian style garden in 4 parts is decorated with many plants. Painted stones of different genres adorn this garden.
Jaivan was the most massive cannon during the time of Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh. Jaigarh gun foundry manufactured the world's most enormous cannon on wheels, which requires 100 kilograms of gunpowder for every shot.
Diya Burj is the highest point of Jaigarh Fort. Authorities still light an oil lamp here on the occasion of Maharaja's birthday. Jaipur's flag used to be hoisted from this seven-storied tower.
Laxmi Vilas is touted to be the most beautiful building of Jaigarh Fort. The Popular architect Vidhyadhar Bhatt renovated this building last time under the rule of Sawai Jai Singh II. Twelve marble pillars prop up the massive hall of this palace. A puppet theater is still functional.
The museum exhibits the rulers' photographs, ancient paintings, royal artifacts, stamps, and royal families' jewelry.
Ram Hari Har Temple of the 10th century and Kal Bhairav Temple of the 12th century are the fort's vintage temples.
Lalit Mandir, Vilas Mandir, Aram Mandir, Vijay Garh armory, and the Water Reservoir are the other sites to explore.