Jaigarh Fort

Located 15 Km from Jaipur is an eighteenth century fort called Jaigarh Fort. Literally meaning the fort of victory, Jaigarh fort is believed to be named after the then ruler, Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II.

Constructed in 1726 AD on the top of a hill ‘Cheela ka tila’, Jaigarh Fort was built to bolster the defence of Amer and Jaipur. Intention of the rulers to use it purely as defence or military base is evident from the fact that no ornamental or delicate structures like palaces were built inside the fort.

Home to the world’s largest cannon on wheels, ‘Jaivana’, and a large collection of swords, guns, muskets and a number of other weapons, Jaigarh Fort is the strongest of the three forts of Jaipur.

A number of underground water tanks and water channels were built inside the fort with an aim to harvest rain water.

The fort was sealed for several years as there was a rumour that enormous treasure was buried in one of the underground water tanks. When nothing was found after a thorough search, which lasted several years, the fort was reopened to public.

Today, Jaigarh fort is home to a huge armoury, a museum and two old temples, Kaal Bhairav temple and Ram Harihar temple. Also, the fort offers a panoramic view of the city.

On 30 September 2012, a tunnel connecting Jaigarh Fort to Amer Palace was opened for tourists. The inauguration was done by Princess Diya Kumari of Jaipur Royal Family and Rajasthan Tourism Minister Bina Kak.


Jaigarh Fort, Jaipur, Timings: 09:00 AM to 04:30 PM


Jaigarh Fort, Jaipur, Entry Fee: For Indian Nationals: INR 25.00, For Foreign Nationals: INR 75.00



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