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Jaigarh Fort - Jaipur


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Jaigarh Fort - Jaipur

Introduction of Jaigarh Fort in Jaipur

Jaigarh Fort was founded by Sawai Jai Singh in 1726. Jaigarh fort is located about 14 kms from Jaipur. Jaigarh fort is also known as the Victory Fort. This fort stands over a small hillock between the thorn scrub hills overlooking the Pink City, Jaipur. It was the royal treasury for several years. The fort is enclosed by large battlements with inside walkways which offers amazing views on all sides. The Jaigarh fort was built to strengthen security of Amer and this fort unlike most of the palaces and forts of Jaipur is very simple and plain. Jaigarh Fort has almost same structure as of Amber Fort, from Jaigarh fort very amazing view of Jaipur city and Amber Fort can be viewed. The main aim of Rajasthan government is to develop it as a first league developed state where its people get plenty of opportunities to achieve economic success and enjoy a high class of life. Various desirable and useful steps can be taken by government to ensure the consistent all round development. The state has aimed at creating a very positive environment for progress of industry instead of always taking an investor-friendly approach. Such efforts have secured an important place for Rajasthan among the dynamic states in the country.

Architecture of the Jaigarh Fort

In the Jaigarh Fort the tourist can get a glimpse of the heritage and history of Rajasthan. Dungar Darwaza which is the main gate of Jaigarh Fort offers an amazing view of the Jaipur city. World’s largest cannon on wheels is the most prominent attraction of Jaigarh Fort. It was founded in 1720 in the foundry of Jaigarh.

Most people say that the cannon used only once and the ball fell about 35 kms away on a village. But that's quite unsure, since a closer inspection of the cannon truly revealed that it has been fired at least a couple of times. The fort has a variety of wide water channels which were a part of rainwater harvesting system. At the fort there are 3 underground tanks, from these tanks the largest one could store 60,00,000 gallons of water.

There is armoury and museum inside the Jaigarh fort. The armory of the Jaigarh Fort has various guns, muskets, cannon ball, shields and swords. Also the old photographs of the Maharajas of Jaipur Sawai Bhawani Singh and Major General Man Singh II, can be seen inside. Both of the Maharajas were senior officers in the Indian Army. The museum has an amazing collection of Rajput artifacts, buildings, processions and Photographs of Royals. Other structure in the fort are its open halls. Among the open halls the most prominent is the Shubhat Niwas (the Meeting hall of Warriors), it displays various exhibits of ancient times.

How to reach Jaigarh Fort
Jaigarh Fort can be approached either by motorable road which goes to Nahargarh Fort or on foot from Amber Fort.

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