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The Jaigarh Fort of Rajasthan

Jaigarh Fort At Jaipur

  • The Jaigarh Fort is also known as the Victory Fort . The Jaigarh Fort is 15 kilometres away from the Pink City of Jaipur, the capital of Indian state of Rajasthan. Jaipur is 265 kilometres away from Delhi, 1,176 kilometres away from Mumbai, 1,472 kilometres away from Calcutta and 246 kilometres away from Agra.
  • The Jaigarh Fort was constructed in 1726 by Jai Singh II to defend the Amber Fort and was named after him. It has all the features of full-fledged castle. It is 3 kilometres long and 1 kilometre wide in the north-west direction. It’s fortified with walls of red sandstone. It has an inspiring square garden of 50 metres on each side. Inclined ramparts are used to get to the upper structures. There are halls and court rooms with screened windows in the palaces. Excellent vista of the surrounding landscape can be seen from a central watch tower. "The Awani Darwaza" was refurbished to get excellent views of the Sagar Lake. Water from this lake was transported to the fort in pouches on elephant backs and also by people carrying water pots. The 10th century Ram Harihar temple and the 12th century Kal Bhairav temple are in the fort. The Jaigarh Fort is roughly 400 metres above the Amber Fort. It can be reached from the Amer Fort after a short climb on a steep hill track. You will have an amazing view of Amber Fort and Aravalli hills down below.
  • It’s under the management of Government of Rajasthan.
  • In Mughal era, Jaipur was a main weapon producing hub for the Rajput and Mughal rulers, many of which are shown in the fort's museum. Jaigarh Fort is among the few military structures of pre historic India preserved intact, retaining its ancient grandeur.