Jaigarh Fort

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50 - 200.00

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Overview

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.

 

History

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.

 

Architecture

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.

Guide

You will get a guide in Hindi and English for 100 INR and 150 INR, respectively.

 

Timings

  • Sunday : 09:00 am to 04:30 pm
  • Monday : 09:00 am to 04:30 pm
  • Tuesday : 09:00 am to 04:30 pm
  • Wednesday : 09:00 am to 04:30 pm
  • Thursday : 09:00 am to 04:30 pm
  • Friday : 09:00 am to 04:30 pm
  • Saturday : 09:00 am to 04:30 pm

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.

 

How to Reach

  • Bus : You can board an RSTC (Rajasthan State Transport Corporation) from any major bus stops like Sanganer, Vaishali Nagar, or Vidhyadhar Nagar.
  • Private Cab : Hire a taxi or cab to reach Jaigarh Fort, which is 11 kilometers from Jaipur.

 

Ticket Pricing

  • Indians : INR 50
  • Foreigners : INR 200 ...
  • Video Camera : 200 INR
  • Still Camera : 50 INR...

Things to Do

  • The Royal Guards’ gallery is a new gallery that showcases the fort architecture. It also throws light on the work and life of Sawai Man Singh II and Sawai Bhawani Singh, who were the rulers of the fort.
  • The water heritage walk was inaugurated in 2013 to educate tourists about the network of drains and canals, and catchment areas in the fort. You can also partake in this walk.
  • You can try Rajasthani delicacies at Jaigarh restaurant (within fort premises), 1135 AD (the Amer Fort), and the Stag Rooftop.

Places to Visit in Jaigarh Fort

Charbagh Garden

This Persian style garden in 4 parts is decorated with many plants. Painted stones of different genres adorn this garden.

Jaivan

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

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

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. 

Museum

The museum exhibits the rulers' photographs, ancient paintings, royal artifacts, stamps, and royal families' jewelry.

Temples

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.

Address

Jaigarh Fort, Devisinghpura, Amer, Rajasthan, India

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Anshuman Pandey
Anshuman Pandey
10/07/2020 18:12
One of the greatest fort of India built in 1726 to protect The palace of Amber which is situated in nearby valley. With marvelous architecture it's also contains the world's biggest cannon. The medieval age artifacts and a puppet show are other attractions of this fort with amazing views of Amber Palace and valley
Himanshu Saini
Himanshu Saini
09/17/2020 19:31
Historic place but monkeys their are so agressive, so free advise stay away from them
Surendra Bishnoi
Surendra Bishnoi
09/23/2020 22:58
Jaipur is the capital of India’s Rajasthan state. It evokes the royal family that once ruled the region and that, in 1727, founded what is now called the Old City, or “Pink City” for its trademark building color. At the center of its stately street grid (notable in India) stands the opulent, colonnaded City Palace complex. With gardens, courtyards and museums, part of it is still a royal residence. Jaipur is the capital of India’s Rajasthan state. It evokes the royal family that once ruled the region and that, in 1727, founded what is now called the Old City, or “Pink City” for its trademark building color. At the center of its stately street grid (notable in India) stands the opulent, colonnaded City Palace complex. With gardens, courtyards and museums, part of it is still a royal residence.
Mayank Bansal
Mayank Bansal
10/19/2020 13:57
If you loves visiting fort, you can visit this place. If you are visiting Jaipur, you must see this place. And yes, do not forget to take assistance of tourist guide, who can explain you the things. Also make a note of important things to be seen inside the fort, list of these important places are available on the gate of fort.
raj jat
raj jat
10/23/2020 13:33
Jaigarh Fort is situated on the promontory called the Cheel ka Teela (Hill of Eagles) of the Aravalli range; it overlooks the Amer Fort and the Maota Lake, near Amer in Jaipur, Rajasthan, India.[1][2] The fort was built by Jai Singh II in 1726 to protect the Amer Fort and its palace complex and was named after him.[1][2][3] The fort, rugged and similar in structural design to the Amer Fort, is also known as Victory Fort. It has a length of 3 kilometres (1.9 mi) along the north–south direction and a width of 1 kilometre (0.62 mi). The fort features a cannon named "Jaivana"(Jaivana Cannon), which was manufactured in the fort precincts and was then the world's largest cannon on wheels. Jaigarh Fort and Amer Fort are connected by subterranean passages and considered as one complex जयगढ़ दुर्ग (राजस्थानी: जयगढ़ क़िला) भारत के पश्चिमी राज्य राजस्थान की राजधानी जयपुर में अरावली पर्वतमाला में चील का टीला (ईगल की पहाड़ी) पर आमेर दुर्ग एवं मावता झील के ऊपरी ओर बना किला है।[1][2] इस दुर्ग का निर्माण मिर्जा राजा जयसिंह ने १६६७ ई. में आमेर दुर्ग एवं महल परिसर की सुरक्षा हेतु करवाया था और इसका नाम उन्हीं के नाम पर रखा गया है।[1][2][3] Jaigarh Fort Aravalli Hills from Jaigarh Fort जयगढ़ दुर्ग को जीत का किला भी कहा जाता है। यह दुर्ग आमेर में स्थित है, जयपुर शहर सीमा मे यह किला १७२६ में बनकर तैयार हुआ था। यहाँ पर विश्व की सबसे बड़ी तोप रखी हुई है।

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