Jaigarh Fort

Located on the Cheel ka Teela on the hilly terrain of the Aravalli Mountains, the fort at Jaigarh is testament to the mighty Rajput clans of Rajasthan. The majestic fort built by Jai Singh II in the year 1726. The structure of the fort represents the major elements according to Hindu belief. The fort was built to protect the Amber Fort and was part of the defense line that protected the city of Jaipur. The fort also has the Jaivana Cannon, which was manufactured here and was at that time the biggest cannon on wheels. The fort at Jaigarh is connected to Amber Fort by subterranean passages, a fact which makes many consider the two forts to be part of the same complex.

Travel Tips

The best time to visit the Jaigarh Fort is during the period between October and March. The temperature is cool then and you will not be hindered by scorching heat. Avoid the summer months as the temperature is quite burning during summer.

When to visit

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  • 23.9° Max
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Things to do

If you are planning a trip to the Jaigarh Fort, be prepared to have your breath taken away. The fort at Jaigarh is one of the most magnificent examples of fort architecture. Sprawled over an area of around 1 sq. mile, the fort is renowned for its robust structure and beautiful buildings. The fort holds one of the oldest and largest cannon foundries in the world. In fact, during the reign of Shah Jahan, the foundry here was amongst the best in the world. There is also an armory within the fort where a vast collection of weapons are on display. Inside the fort you will also find a museum. The museum has a collection of paintings and a number of artifacts belonging to the royal family. However, the main attraction is of course the fort itself. Within the fort are several gardens and artificial lakes. The huge ramparts of the fort provide a fine view of the surrounding areas. There is also the Kal Bhairav Temple, which dates back to the 12th century. The Charbagh Gardens inside the fort is a sight to behold and has a lovely design. Also, do not forget to take a look at the Jaivana Cannon, which is a testament to the weapon-building techniques of the Rajputs.

Getting Around

The city of Jaipur is quite well developed and getting around is fairly easy. The public transport system is quite good. There are plenty of buses. You can also move about by renting a car. Car renting services are fairly numerous and comes at a reasonable price.

Places to Stay

As a popular tourist destination, there are a large number of hotels in Jaipur where you can book your accommodations. Depending on whether you want to pamper yourself or look at the budget end of things, there are a wide variety of hotels to care to your needs.

How to Reach

  • If you prefer to travel by plane, the nearest airport is at Jaipur Airport. From there, you can either take a taxi or a bus to cover the remaining portion of the journey. Cars for hire are easily available just outside the airport. The distance between Jaipur Airport and Jaigarh Fort is around 15 km. It is connected to the major airports all over the country.
  • The nearest important railway station is at Jaipur. The rail station at Jaipur is connected to the stations in Delhi, and the other major stations across the country. The fare for interstate travel will be between Rs.1600 and Rs.3000 depending on the class you choose to travel in. If you are travelling within the state, the fare will be somewhere between Rs.150 and Rs.300. You can book your tickets from sites like irctc.in, makemytrip.com, and yatra.com.
  • The Fort of Jaigarh is quite well connected by road. There are direct bus routes between Delhi and Jaipur. You can get up on a bus from any of the important towns or cities and take a bus which will take you directly to Jaipur. Alternately, you can also rent a taxi or a car for the trip. Buses are of various types, from luxury AC ones to non-ac ones. The fare varies accordingly. The distance between Jaipur and Delhi can be covered by a few hour's drive.

Surrounding Attractions

After visiting the Jaigarh Fort, do not miss out on the Royal Gaitor Tombs. It is only 2.5 km from the fort. The mausoleum has a magnificent architecture. The Monkey Temple is also quite nearby and is a major tourist attraction.

Important Numbers

Police: 100

Fire brigade: 101

Hospital: 102