Jaipur is a city full of forts and palaces, energy and enthusiasm, colours and delicious Rajasthani cuisine. It is a city full of dreams. Seeing the royal forts and palaces of Jaipur, you will definitely feel that if there is heaven on earth then it is in Jaipur.
Along with Nahargarh, another important fort in Jaipur is the Jaigarh fort which was built by Maharaja Jai Singh II in the year 1726 in order to protect the Amber Fort. It is located on the Cheel ka Teela, in other words Hill of Eagles in the Aravalli range. The Jaigarh fort is also called as the Victory Fort. The Jaigarh fort and the Amber fort are inter connected and are considered to be as one complex, however the Jaigarh fort is located approximately 400 metres above the Amber fort. The distance between Jaipur city and the Jaigarh fort is only 10 kilometres.
The Jaigarh fort can be visited throughout the year with best travel company in Jaipur however most tourists prefer to visit the fort between October to March as the heat is less intense during this time. It can be visited between 9.00 a.m to 4.30 p.m. The fort had been closed for seven years on the assumption that there was gold buried in it. However, recently it has again opened for public. It is now controlled by the Government of Rajasthan. A nominal fee is charged for visitors and tourists as an entry fee.
The main attractions of the fort include the Jaivana- world’s largest cannon on wheels, Vijay Garh, Jaigarh Cannon Foundry, Diya Burj, the Museum, the Palace complex and the Laxmi Vilas palace. Also, there are two temples inside the fort, namely the Ram Harihar temple of the 10th century and the Kal Bahirav temple of the 12th century.
So, do not forget to visit the Jaigarh fort in Jaipur. Your sightseeing of Jaipur will be incomplete if you skip this beautiful fort.