Jaigarh Fort

 

Overview

Jaigarh Fort is situated on the overlooks the Amber Fort and the Maota Lake, near Amber in Jaipur, Rajasthan.
The fort was built by Jai Singh II in 1726. The city in which the Jaigarh and the Amer fort are located, was ruled by the Kachawahas from the early 10th century.
 
During the Mughal dynasty, the Jaigarh Fort became their empire's main cannon foundry and was also used as storage stronghold to store ammunition and other metal required for war.During the successive wars that broke out in the Mughal dynasty in 1658, the cannon outpost at the Jaigarh fort was protected until the protector, Dara Shikoh, was defeated and executed by his own brother, Aurangzeb. Later, the fort was handed over to Jai Singh II and he is known to have molded the great ‘Jaivana Cannon', along with using the devices and the foundries inside the fort.
 
Museum
The museum is located to the left of the Awami Gate; it has exhibits of photographs of the Royalty of Jaipur, stamps and many artefacts, which include a circular pack of cards. A spittoon of 15th century vintage and also hand drawn plan of the palaces are seen in the museum.
 
Jaivana cannon
The Jaigarh Fort is the strongest and most imposing fort out of the three in Jaipur. The world’s biggest cannon on wheels, the Jaivana Cannon, which was manufactured within the fort, is still stationed inside it. A huge treasure of Maharaja Jai Singh was believed to be buried under the fort.
 
Fort Timing: 9 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
 
Entry Fees: Rs. 10 (Indians), Rs. 20 (foreigners)
 
Extra Charge:  Rs 50 for Camera, Rs 200 for Video Camera.
 
How to Reach,
 
Nearest Railway Station: Jaipur Jn.
 
Nearest Airport: Jaipur International Airport.

Location

Country
India
State
Rajasthan
City
Jaipur
Location
Amer
Address
Jaigarh Fort, Above Amber Fort, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302001.
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Near Cities
Nearest Bus Terminal
Amber Fort, Jaipur.
Nearest Railway Station
Jaipur Jn (JP)
Nearest Airport
Jaipur International Airport
IN
latitude : 26.824199680 longitude :75.812202450
Corporation : Jaipur
GPS Code : VIJP
Open Year
1726
Height
10 kilometres
Dedicated To
Jai Singh II
Visiting Hours
9 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

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