JAIGARH FORT JAIPUR – Rajasthan Best Places

Jaigarh Fort Jaipur Rajasthan, next to the Amber fort, a very beautifully designed Jaigarh Fort situated which overlooks the Amber Fort and the Maota Lake from a promontory known as the Cheel ka Teela which is also known as (Hill of Eagles) in the Aravalli range. After few miles away from Jaigarh fort The Nahargarh fort situated The king Sawai Jai Singh, after whom the fort was called, constructed it in 1726 to defend the Amber Fort and its palace complex.

Victory Fort
Victory Fort

Victory Fort is another name for this imposing fort, which is similar in building style to the Amber Fort. It is 3 kilometers long and 1 kilometer wide when measured from north to south. The “Jaivana” (Jaivana Cannon) gun, which was formerly the biggest cannon on wheels in the world, was built in the fort’s confines of Jaigarh Fort it has a great historical story behind it


It has been built roughly 400 m above the Amber Fort, and the Jaigarh Fort is perched on one of the Aravalli series of hills. The Amber Fort and the Aravalli Hills are beautifully seen from there. There are Courtrooms and halls of the palace that feature covered windows. Excellent views of the surroundings are provided by a central watch tower on an elevated platform. The triple-arched “Awani Darwaza” entrance to the Aram Mandir and the beautiful garden it contains, on the northern side of the fort complex, was recently renovated to get lovely views of the Sagar Lake artificial lake water from this lake used to be transported to the fort in pouches loaded on elephant backs as well as by humans carrying water pots. The Red and yellow paint are used to decorate the triple arch doorway and the fortress walls above it.

The fort’s water supply needs were met by building water harvesting structures nearby in the Aravalli catchment and transporting water through a canal on the west side of the fort over a distance of four kilometers. So that it could be stored in three underground tanks beneath the central courtyard. The biggest tank could hold 6 million gallons of water. Unfounded reports that a treasure belonged to the Kachhawaha kings of Amber had been heaped in the fort’s enclosures (including the water tanks) prompted a fruitless search. The museum stands to the left of the Awami Gate and displays portraits of Jaipur’s royal family, stamps, and various artifacts, including a circular set of playing cards. The museum displays a spittoon from the fifteenth century as well as a hand-drawn map of the palaces.

For the Rajputs, Jaigarh Fort served as a hub for the manufacture of artillery. It is presently the location of the Jaivana, which was the biggest cannon on wheels in the world during the Early Modern Era when it was built in 1720. This area also houses the foundry where it was made. There is pertinent information about the history and size of the Javan Cannon on a plaque at the entrance to the enclosure where it is on exhibit.

Jaigarh Fort
Jaigarh Fort

The distance between the fort and Jaipur city is 10 km (6.2 mi). It is located on a little detour off the Jaipur-Delhi Highway that goes to the Jaivaan cannon at the Dungar Darwaza. The same route also leads to the Nahargarh Fort, another significant fort.

The Awami Gate is close to the fort museum and may also be reached by ascending a short distance from the Amber Fort via a difficult hill trail. This is the place where discovery beckons at every turn, the designs, the geometric perfection, the architectural view where the heritage meets the modern folks.

This is a world of royal grandeur. Every sight and every corner has a story to tell this fort has quiet pathways where the history of India comes alive this is the home of legends. For the Rajputs, Jaigarh Fort served as an artillery manufacturing hub. It is presently the location of the Jaivana, which was the biggest cannon on wheels in the world during the Early Modern Era when it was built in 1720. This area also houses the foundry where it was made. It is currently believed that the wealth was taken by the Rajasthan government when it was founded in the 1970s.

Overview :

The Jaigarh Post was built as a safeguard against contenders and warlords for Jaipur City and the Golden stronghold. A rich structure from the primary portion of the eighteenth century is the Jaigarh Stronghold. Each sight and each corner has a story to tell this post has quiet pathways where the verifiable setting of India awakens this is the home of legends. Have an immortal visit and experience the extraordinary corners of the royal residence


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