In the Jaigarh Fort the tourist can get a glimpse of the heritage and history of Rajasthan. The main gate, the Dungar Darwaza offers an amazing view of the Jaipur city. The main highlight of the Jaigarh Fort is the Jaivana, which is the world's largest cannon on wheels. It was built in Jaigarh's foundry in the year 1720. Many people say that the cannon was only used once and the ball fell some 35 kms away on a village. But that's quite doubtful, since a closer inspection of the cannon actually revealed that it has been fired at least a couple of times.
The fort has a lot of wide water channels, which were a part of rainwater harvesting system. There are three underground tanks at the fort, the largest one of which could store 60,00,000 gallons of water. Many people believed that this tank contains hidden treasure but unfortunately Indian Government searched for it and did not find anything at all.
Inside the Jaigarh fort is the armoury and the museum. The armory in the Jaigarh Fort has various swords, shields, guns, muskets and even a 50 kg cannon ball. One can also see old photographs of two of Jaipur's Maharajas, Sawai Bhawani Singh and Major General Man Singh II, both of whom were senior officers in the Indian Army. The museum has an awesome collection of Rajput artifacts, photographs of Maharajas, buildings and processions. There are various other structures in the fort such as the open halls. The most interesting one is the Shubhat Niwas (the Meeting hall of Warriors), which holds various things of the olden times.
The Entrance fee of Jaigarh Fort is Rs. 10 for Indian tourists and Rs. 20 for Foreign tourists.
How to reach Jaigarh Fort
Jaigarh Fort can be reached either by motorable road leading to Nahargarh Fort or on foot from Amber Fort.