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Jaigarh Fort

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Built in 15th and 18th century it showcases the worlds largest cannon. It can be easily reached by road from Jaipur.


Made on the 'Cheel ka teela' or the Mound of Eagles, this fort was planned by Sawai Jai Singh I, but was realised by Jai Singh II. It is one of those forts which was never captured, it stands without the palitial frills found mostly in Rajput Forts. It has Amber Fort at its Bottom.

Fast Facts

» Language
- Rajasthani, English, Hindi
» Clothings - Cottons in the summer and Very light woollens in the winters.
» Best time - October to Feburary
» Visit Timings- 09am -05pm

Famous Sites:
Rainwater Channel
Rainwater Harvesting System
This you will find inside the Fort. Look out the way this system used to work by gathering the rainwater.
Ganesh Pol
Ganesh Pol
This Grand Structure stands iteslf making it look like a seperate entrance. Its a must watch.

Jaigarh Fort
The Fort
Its made on the top of the hill - the Mound of Eagles. It has hatted lookout towers which spresd their wings around the fort. The fort was made to made to tighten the security of Jaipur and Amber and thus dosen't have much of a pomp and show. The most spectacular thing about the fort is the massive cannon named Jaivan which was produced during the Mughal Empire - a time period when Jaipur produced many weapons for the Mughals. It dates from 1720, has a barrel(6mts long) which is made from a mix of six metals, and weighs 50tonnes. It requires 100 kg of gunpowder and has a range of 30kms. A big thing at that period of time!

Another spectacular thing about the Fort is the rainwater harvesting system. There are the complex channels which fed three large tanks scattered throughout the fort. To this date its a architectural marvel. These tanks had a capacity of 22.8 million liters.

In and Around

» The Museum: The museum inside the fort has a good collection of coins, puppets, old photographs of the King and his Queens, buildings and processions. There is also a pack of cards laid down in a circular form.

Not to be Missed

» Samode Palace Its a small village about 50 kms from Jaipur. Its good to make a plan, only if you intend to stay here.Its not a palace in the real terms as it was owned by a nobleman and is being taken care of by his descandants. Here the main attraction is the Dewan-i-khas which has the original paintings and mirrorwork of the old time. It also has a grand hotel with the artifacts of 19th century , serving ethnic Indian Cuisine. Just 4kms from here is the Samode Bagh (Garden) with independent livings with at par international living standards. Book a room here if you want to enjoy the weekend away from the world

Our Suggestions
  • Its the best place to be around in the winters as the temperature is moderate
  • Food continental and Indian is avialable easily.
  • Its advisable to take a guided tour once you are here.
  • You can book your room at Samode Bagh or Samode Palace which are near the fort.
  • Contact us for the bookings. We insist on pre bookings to avoid any sort of inconvenience.
  • For any queries, contact us.

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