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Jaigarh Fort, Jaipur
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Explore the grandiose walls of Jaigarh Fort, an 18th-century stronghold known for being the home of the world’s largest cannon on wheels. Named after its founder, Jai Singh II, who constructed the fortress on a jutting hill to overlook and protect the Amber Fort, the fortress' twin buildings are connected via underground tunnels. Visit the armory, admire the massive cannon, or enjoy views of Amber Fort from the red sandstone walls. For travelers who use our international travel planner, Jaipur holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Jaigarh Fort and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • As i have already visitied the all 3 fort many time with my family an friends in my school time and this time we celebrated our bachelor party over there in night which was very amazing and enjoyable ...  more »
  • Located about 10 km on Jaipur Amber fort is located in hillside. Access to an elephant it is better to have a guide or audio guide to miss anything of the history of this high class to the world heritage of Unesco. One big problem: touts and they are many and sometimes even aggressive a little advice: do not watch (amateur) photographers on the edge of the road leading to the fort. Otherwise you are good to buy their photos... Not one, but a set of 10! (They take burst photos) Difficult to get rid of it and have to buy everything! The better c to ignore...
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  • We visited this as part of our Golden Triangle tour of India. It was not the best place we visited but was still worth a visit. You have to remove your shoes to visit, in fact you have to do this on a...  more »
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  • Not bad but Jo feel Krna chahte hai Wo Sab nhi milta kafi kuchh kharab sthiti me hai
  • This is another great architecture in Jaipur. It's huge area on an elevated land in the hilly area. Most important thing is the Jaivan (Canon). It is the world's largest Canon on wheels of the early modern age. From here the two signature flags of Jaipur can be seen. Jaigarh was a weapon factory also. The section can be viewed and easy to understand technology of the old time. There are several temples and complex section. The water lifting system is a nice technology.
  • A quick visit back to the old times. Jaigarh Fort is one of the star attractions of Jaipur. First some basic things. You need to buy tickets to enter the fort. If you want to take a car inside then yes they are also allowed provided you pay extra for it but if you take my advice then experience everything on foot. There are small marketplace inside so you can buy souvenirs and grab a bite too. Now Coming to the main thing, the fort. Fort is still standing tall after so many years and is managed quite well. Surprisingly clean (+1 star) which is always appreciated and is quite a big fort. There are various rooms in the fort on display where the people used to dine, relax etc. Rajasthani song performance was also there in one of the rooms. At the extreme top level of the fort there rests the world's largest cannon weapon. Well there are all other things to see like old artifacts and other things which are quite interesting which you should experience for yourself so i am not gonna tell everything :). Now talking about the views, they are just AWESOME and BEAUTIFUL. You can literally see the whole Jaipur City from the highest point of the fort. You can also see Amer Fort and markets too. The views and just too good and a great place for photos with your family and friends (panoramas come out great). Don't worry about the haunted place thing because its not but be sure not to get lost (for children). All in all its an awesome place to visit when on a vacation in Jaipur. Highly Recommended. P.S - If you are really interested in the history of the place then hire a guide which will explain historical facts about the place. I recommended it.
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  • My original plan on a lazy Sunday 7 AM morning was- Ride to Nahargarh, do some shooting on the way-up and come down. And then I decided to divert to Jaigarh. And below is my experience: The Fort is divided in two parts: 1. The Burj (Fighting) Area (Entering and turning right): Where we literally need no guide, and its a better place to relax, stroll, watch the city from a great height, have a glimpse of the Jaibaan Cannon and even lie down. The well-maintenance of this area really bring out the longing of covering this area on a bike. The Burjes are really lovely and awesome, although a lot many sections have been locked down. 2. The Residence Area (going straight): Where after a certain point we definitely need a guide or a guard. The first stop here is the dashavatar temple. And then the Small Bhairav Temple (pretty simple and not that awe-striking). But if your sense of hunting doesn't die, the real thing starts: the BhoolBhulaiyya, which has many secrets in its bowels. There are guards present on the entrance and if requested can give you a grand and detailed tour of the whole section which include: - The Ladies hall - The Warrior hall - The Lunch Area - Kitchen - The Cinema - The Jail - The Execution Well - The Air-Conditioning arrangement for the Royalty - The Fight Practice Area - The royal balcony and gardens - The strolling path - The Separate Jharokhas for the various queens and consorts (Its a great section for trick Photography). - The secret pathways for the royalty from Amer Fort to the Jaigarh Fort - The boundaries of Jaigarh, Spanning to Amer and Nahargarh, which gives a look and feel of the Great Wall of China. - And ofcourse the confusing Bhool-Bhulaiyya for the convicts who tried to escape. The Amer fort and the whole panoramic view of the city looks like some Age of Empires setting, and even the vast Jalmahal can be seen from here. It looks as if a palace has been placed in the center of a huge glass, and is a view to behold. After finishing the tour, The last stop is the Armory, which has the ancient Arms factory apart from the Arms collection. (I think I missed the water management section) The fort makes you admire the raw intelligence and practicality of the Indians at that time. The place is unexpectedly clean, and well maintained, except the stupid inscriptions by ignorant tourists. One thing though. As we enter the fort, there are small restaurants, but are not maintained; and they don't mention the grand history of the Royal Chef Mr Satyanarayan Singh (Being a foodie makes me know a lot about him.) After touring this massive place, there was no energy left to tour the Nahargarh. So I came down. But it was an experience of a lifetime. There is a Huge scope for Photography on the Gates and in the heart of the fort, so don't forget to bring a fully charged camera/ Phone. Jaigarh was build by 21 generation of kings, and the fact itself makes you swoon. The gates open up at 9AM, so plan the tour accordingly.