Jaigarh Fort Overview

Ranked 11 of 281 sightseeing in Jaipur

Jaigarh Fort is one of the famous tourist spots in the city which is commonly called as the fort of victory. This fort is situated high on the Chilh ka Tola or the hill of eagles that are about 400 ft above the main Amber Fort. There are two main entrances of this fort that are called as Dungar Darwaza which is located towards the south and Awani Darwaza that lies to the east.

The fort walls cover an area of more than 3 km and were constructed for military purposes. Jaigarh Fort also houses gigantic cannon called Jaivan which is located on the top of a tower. It weighs around 50 tonnes and has 8 m long barrel, with a trajectory of over 20 km. It is also considered to be one of the largest cannons on wheels in the world.

Diya Burj which is a seven-storeyed building is the highest point in the fort that provides a panoramic view of the Jaipur city. Sagar Talav is one of the grand reservoirs in the fort which acts as a storage system and supply water to the fort.    

Jaigarh Fort is located at about 15 km from the main city of Jaipur and is considered to be one of the best preserved forts in the state of Rajasthan. This fort is known for its big palaces, a cannon foundry, various temples and a granary. The Jaigarh Fort was constructed between 15th century and 18th century, along with a steep road that leads to its Dungar Darwaza.

This fort used to house royal treasury for several years and protected Amber and the city of Jaipur. It was reopened to the public a couple of years of ago, after it was sealed due to the rumours about the buried treasure. There is also a museum inside this fort, where tourists can see cannons, coins, artefacts and puppets of Mughal era.
 

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  • Best Time: During DayLength of visit: 1-2hrs
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Monday - Friday:
9:30 AM -4:45 PM
Saturday:
9:30 AM -4:45 PM
Sunday:
9:30 AM -4:45 PM
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9:30 AM -4:45 PM
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Nootan kumar verma

Nootan kumar verma4.3/5

4 reviews

Jaigarh fort trip

Awesome fort. Nice location. Beautiful place to visit. A large water tank in entrance. Connected to amber fort. Very old fort. Best season Oct. Nov. Take a taxi service. No need to take a guide. Don't do shopping here.

Er. rahul

Er. rahul4.3/5

184 reviews

So beautiful place

The gigantic canon Jaivana is the major attraction of the fort along with its exceptional military architecture andother attractions. Being a military campus this fort holds an armory which presents the swords, and other essential things mostly used in wars. The museum displays the puppets, artifacts, photographs and the war utilities of the Rajput rulers
  • So beautiful place

Kundan kumar

Kundan kumar5.0/5

1 review

Must visit if you've interest in ancient history

One of the my favourite places in Jaipur. A must visit mesmerising historical place for every traveller to Jaipur. I would recommend Rajasthan Govt. To facilitate enormous approved guide who must be knowledgeable enough about the whole historical fact about the fort and the past period of this fort.
  • Must visit if you've interest in ancient history
  • Must visit if you've interest in ancient history

Ankita badoni

Ankita badoni4.3/5

1 review

Jaipore city

Jaipur is again a wonderful city of India which has so much to offer- "its culture, its food, the people, the beautiful attraction in city" everything there is wonderful. Jaigarh for has the biggest cannon of India which makes it a must visit attraction point.

Payalgangwal

Payalgangwal3.6/5

38 reviews

Nice hill top fort.

We booked a taxy to visit jaigarh fort .. It epprox 10 km away from main city ... Fort is situated on a hill also called as hill of eagle .. It is something 3 km expanded in area ... Main attraction of fort was jaiwana cannon the world's largest and biggest wheel cannon ... Along with the whole city view from the hill top was awesome .. There was also a ticket to get enter into fort.

Aniket Sharma

Aniket Sharma3.6/5

63 reviews

Top of Jaipur

At this end of Jaipur, there are many fort with increase in altitude; being Amer fort, jaigarh fort & Nahargarh Fort. The view from any of the these forts makes one fall for these historic marvel. The plus point which adds on to the beauty of this Jaigarh fort is the Jaivan Cannon (one of the mightiest cannon all over the world) which is the main attraction for visitors. The other reason of visiting this place of asked me personally would be for that awesome & grand view fo whole of Amer fort from above, The grand stature of the Amer fort can then only be realised, The fort has been maintained quite well.

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Shivam Chauhan

Shivam Chauhan4.3/5

5 reviews

House to the Largest Ancient Cannon on wheels of the World

Jaigarh Fort is one of the three main forts built on the Aravalli Hills and all these are quite close to each other and also to the famous Jail Mahala as well. So I choose to visit all of these together. As there are two ways of reaching Jaigarh Fort. One being that you can take a bus to Amber fort and then trek your way up or you can rent a cab(NOT HIRE) to visit the place. There is one more way that you can take a bus to Amber Fort and then you can take a golf cart ride to Jaigarh Fort. But I chose the trek option as I did not wanted to miss the spectacular views during the trek. The trek lasts about 20 mins and it is quite steep. Do remember to carry a water bottle and take short breaks in between. As I entered the fort I chose to visit the canon foundry first as it is a quick tour then went on to see the remaining later. While returning from the foundry there is point which gives you good top view of Amber fort and Jail Mahal, a must go. The fort has two temples out of which one is open and one is closed for public. As it was created as an safe house for the royal family in war times so it has basic infrastructure and all essentials of a fort complex. But certainly Jaivana, the cannon is definitely worth a visit.Takeaways- relaxed wear highly recommended, do carry a water bottle, a cap( maybe), camera with you. The place has a shop with regular refreshments. Guided tour options are available. The place has NO camera fee.

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  • House to the Largest Ancient Cannon on wheels of the World
  • House to the Largest Ancient Cannon on wheels of the World
  • House to the Largest Ancient Cannon on wheels of the World
  • House to the Largest Ancient Cannon on wheels of the World
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Srijan Srivastava

Srijan Srivastava3.6/5

114 reviews

Like red frot

The Jaigarh Fort is a majestic stronghold built by Sawan Jai Singh II. This almost-intact fort is surrounded by huge battlements and is connected to the Amer Fort (also called 'Amber' Fort), with subterranean passages. Originally built to protect the Amer Fort and the palace within the complex, the Jaigarh Fort is architecturally similar to the Amer Fort, and offers a panoramic view of the city of Jaipur. The fort houses the world's largest cannon on wheels, a majestic palace complex and the assembly hall of the warriors known as 'Shubhat Niwas' along with a museum and an armory. Apart from the intricate architecture of the fort, the fort was also renowned for a huge treasure that was believed to be buried under the fort. It is now said that the government of Rajasthan seized the treasure when it was discovered in the 1970s. The Jaigarh Fort was built to secure Jaipur City and the Amer fort from warlords and rivals.

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Parthasarathi Srinivasachar

Parthasarathi Srinivasachar4.3/5

26 reviews

Jaipur View from the hill

The ambiance is good. Tourists have to go by either car or by jeep to the top of the fort. Tourists have to walk to some extent or otherwise can use battery operated car. From morning to evening one can visit the fort. Evening there is light & sound programme for a fee. During afternoon one can use umbrella for protection from sun.

Rukshana Gandhi

Rukshana Gandhi3.6/5

11 reviews

A good fort

Too narrow ways to get to the fort. Thats the reason it took us more then an hour to reach there. The fort is good. Good clicks. Good to know the facts of the fort and what it was used for and how the battles used to take place. It was also difficult for people to manuover.

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Jaigarh Fort, Jaipur

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Shivam Chauhan

the entrance gate
Jaigarh Fort, Jaipur

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Shivam Chauhan

view of Amber fort