Jaigarh fort is one among the three forts of Jaipur-Amer region. It was built to protect Amer fort from enemies. Jaigarh is situated just above the Amer at top of promontory, locally known as Cheel ka teela (Hindi: Hill of Eagles). Jaigarh fort was built in 1726 by Jai singh II and so it was named Jaigarh.
History of Jaigarh Fort
When and by whom Jaigarh fort was built?
Jaigarh was built in 1726. Sawai Jai singh II gets the credit to construct it. He felt need of a place through which Amer fort can be given protection. Afterwards hill top above Amer fort was chosen as for it and the construction was started.
How Jaigarh fort was used?
Jaigarh was one of the best weapon center of Mugal times in India. Now also weapons of Rajput and Mugal times are present here. Raja Man singh used this fort completely as a military base in his campaign against Mugal rulers. Fort was directly linked with Amer fort with help of a short path built on promontory hill.
Attractions of Jaigarh fort
If you are looking for old sculptures, art, etc Jaigarh may not be the right place for you. At Jaigarh you can see the old weapons, photographs of Jaipur rulers etc. The main point of attractions are:
- Jaivaan, the biggest Cannon of the times.
- Charbagh garden.
- Overlook of Amer fort.
- Armor museum.
- Photographs of many Maharajas’ of Jaipur.
How to reach Jaigarh fort from Airport?
Jaigarh is just 23 km away from Jaipur International Airport.
How to reach Jaigarh fort from Jaipur Railway station?
Jaipur Railway Station is the nearest railway station to Jaigarh fort. You can reach fort from a road of 13 km.
Visiting hours and visiting charge of Jaigarh fort.
Jaigarh fort can be visited on any day except national holidays between 9:00 am to 04:30 pm.
Charge of visiting the fort will be 25 INR for Indians and 85 INR for Foreigner. Indian student can avail special discount with their School/college ID card.
Best time to visit Jaigarh fort is in the end of Rainy season or in the winters.
Photo Gallery of Fort Jaigarh, Amer, Jaipur