Jaigarh Fort, Jaipur: Introduction of Jaigarh Fort, Architecture of the Jaigarh Fort, Entrance Fees

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Introduction of Jaigarh Fort in Jaipur

Jaigarh fort is situated at a distance of about 15 kms from Jaipur. Jaigarh fort is also known as the Victory Fort. This fort stands over a small hillock in the amidst of the thorn scrub hills overlooking the Pink City, Jaipur. Jaigarh Fort was built in 1726 by Sawai Jai Singh. It was the royal treasury for several years. The fort is surrounded by huge battlements with inside walkways offering stunning views on all sides. The Jaigarh fort was built to bolster up the defense of Amer and this fort unlike most of the palaces and forts of Jaipur is quite plain and simple. The Jaigarh Fort has more or less same structure as of Amber Fort and provides some excellent view of the Jaipur city and the Amber Fort.

The largest Cannon on Wheels in Jaigarh Fort in Jaipur
Architecture of the Jaigarh Fort

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. 

Entrance Fees
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.

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