Jaigarh Fort

Open Time : 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Entry : free

Address : Jaigarh Fort, Devisinghpura, Amer, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India

Why to visit Jaigarh Fort

The Jaigarh Fort is the largest and most impressive fort that guards Jaipur. The Jaivana canon, which is renowned for being the biggest canon in the world, is notable for it. To defend the Amer fort, Sawai Jai Singh II constructed the fort in 1726.

The fort is built with red sandstone in the familiar Indo-Persian style that can be found in many of Jaipur's forts. The massively thick and strong walls of this fort are its most notable feature. This was done to make it difficult to destroy.

Things To See: 

  • Jaivana: It is the world's largest cannon, standing nearly 6 metres tall and weighing approx 50 tonnes. One of the most intriguing aspects of this cannon is its ability to turn in any direction.
  • Exhibition of arms: Weapons and artillery from the 18th century are on display. There are numerous cannonballs, swords, shields, weapons, bombs, etc. that you will encounter.
  • Diya Bhurj: The fort's highest peak is located here. From here, one may take in views of Amer Fort, the Aravalli Mountain Range, and the entire Amer region.
  • Museum: It includes many photographs and rare artefacts as well as insights into the lifestyles of past rulers and warriors.
  • Temples: There are numerous temples to visit here. Some of these temples date back more than a thousand years.

Nearby Attractions: 

  • Amer Fort (7 km)
  • Panna Meena Ka Kund (8 km)
  • Shila Devi Mandir (9 km)
  • Anokhi Museum (8 km) 

Entrance Fees: 

  • For Indians: INR 35/- 
  • For Foreigners: INR 85/- 

Other Charges: 

  • For Camera: INR 50/- 
  • For Video Camera: INR 200/- 

Ideal Duration: 1 hour 

FAQ on Jaigarh Fort

What time of year is ideal for visiting Jaigarh Fort?

The greatest time to visit Jaigarh Fort is in the winter. Thus, schedule your trip for a time between November and February.

How do you get to Jaigarh Fort?

To go to Jaigarh Fort, take a private or public bus from Jaipur City. From Jaipur, you can also take taxis or cabs to get to the fort.

What are the nearby attractions close to Jaigarh Fort?

The nearby attractions include: Amer Fort (7 km), Panna Meena Ka Kund (8 km), and Shila Devi Mandir (9 km).

What is the cost of admission to Jaigarh Fort?

The Jaigarh Fort entrance fee is INR 35 for Indians and INR 85 for foreigners.

Are there any guides available at the Jaigarh Fort?

On request, there are guides available. A Hindi speaking guide will cost Rs. 100, and an English speaking guide would cost Rs.150.

Special Tip

Wear comfortable clothing because you will be on your feet for the majority of the time. Also, wear comfortable shoes. Given the hot weather, cotton clothing is preferable. It is best to avoid walking along the fort's perimeter.

By Mehrosh Shamim

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