What makes a fort special is not just its magnificent architecture but its history. So, would you like to hear what Jaigarh Fort Jaipur has in its basket? If yes, then glide through the words to know more about the triumphant tale of a fort encompassed with mysteries.
What is Jaigarh Fort?
Just 15 Km from the enthralling Pink City – Jaipur lies a historical building which is known as Jaigarh Fort. Perching on the top of Aravalli hills (Cheel ka Teela or the hill of eagles), the Jaigarh Fort Jaipur is also popularly known as the “Fort of Victory” or “Victory Fort”.
From a rainwater harvesting system to the world’s greatest cannon, this fort has everything that can leave a lasting impression on your heart and mind. Jaigarh Fort is one such historical monument in Jaipur, Rajasthan which demands you to lend your ears. Echoing many stories in the carvings on its walls it is one of the best tourist spots in Jaipur.
So, take a look at its interesting history.
Jaigarh Fort and its History
A delight for tourists Jaigarh Fort was constructed between the 15th and 18th centuries but built properly just the way it stands today in 1726 AD by Sawan Jai Singh II. If you really want to see it from close then you need to opt for Ultimate Pink Jaipur Tour Package at PinkPedia.
Technically, the fort was built not only as a defensive structure but as a cannon foundry for the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan, due to its location which is 150 miles south-west of Delhi. The Rajput also built a device to use for hollowing out the cannon barrels. In 1658, the elder brother of Aurangzeb even secured the cannon outpost of Jaigarh Fort, but then he was defeated by his brother who then executed him and became the Mughal emperor. Eventually, when Muhammad Shah became the Mughal emperor then he appointed Maharaja Jai Singh II of Jaipur as the Mughal Qiladar of Jaigarh Fort. Later, the Rajput King molded the great Jaivana Cannon by making use of the cannon foundry and devices present inside the fort.
Jaigarh Fort Jaipur which once served as a store of the weapons and other war utilities apart from being the center of artillery production during Mughals and Rajputs is now converted into a fort museum. Hundreds of feet above the sea level, this fort has huge robust walls made of red sandstone that connect to the opulent Amer fort with subterranean passages.
Bearing witness to past and present, Jaigarh fort offers you “Jaivana cannon” which is the world’s largest cannon on the wheels. You can also enjoy the fusion architecture of the Islamic Mughal style and Hindu Rajput style in Laxmi Vilas, Aaram Mandir, Vilas Mandir, and Lalit Mandir. You can also take a stroll in the splendid green lush garden of the fort and have a spectacular view of Jaipur city from the top.
If you are someone who loves visiting forts and palaces then Jaigarh fort is your destination. Make sure you do not forget to take a round of it when planning a Jaipur Tour. However, it will be good if you visit the fort between the months of October to March as the weather is pleasant during this part of the year. If you are ready to spend a fortnight in Jaipur then go for the Undiscovered Jaipur package from PinkPedia and you will love your short stay in the city.
- Address: Devisinghpura, Amer, Rajasthan
- Entry Fees: For Foreign Tourists – 150 INR per person
- For Indian Tourists – 70 INR per person
- Visiting Hours: 9.00 am to 5.00 pm