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Jaigarh Fort, Jaigarh, RajasthanCovered in this Section : Fast facts, Brief history, Jaigarh Fort Overview, Speciality, Accommodation, Accessibility and Tour Packages.

Fast Facts
District : Jaipur
Distance : 15 kms from Jaipur city
Best Time To Visit : November to March

Brief History
Jaigarh Fort is one of the few intact forts in the state of Rajasthan. The fort located some 15 kms from the city centre of Jaipur is one great attraction for the tourists. Jaigarh Fort was built by Sawai Jai Singh in the year 1726. It was built primarily to enhance the defense of the Amber and the newly built city, at that time - Jaipur. It is because of this that the fort stands established towards the boundary of the city. Military genius is quite evident from the construction of the fort. For many years the fort served as the royal treasury.

Jaigarh Fort - Overview
Jaigarh Fort situated in the northern region of Jaipur looks more or less like Amber Fort. The fort stands rooted on a cliff top and hence offers surveillance of larger land area. Huge battlement can be found surrounding the fort. The fort looks beautiful at this height, with rich blue sky in the background and stretched out hills scattered here and there. There are watch towers that provide stunning views of the city deep down. The fort gives a feeling of a very strong and adamant protector that is at all times on vigil.
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What's So Special
Popularity of Jaigarh Fort is attributed to several of its features and factors. The architectural brilliance is one prime reason for its immense popularity. Jaigarh Fort was essentially built as a massive military gear. Enormous gateways, battlements, loopholes for guns and its strong walls are worth the praise. One of the largest wheeled canons - Jai Bhan, is located within the fort complex. besides there are many smaller buildings, compounds and open roof halls located inside the fort.

The views of the city from the fort are quite inspiring. The fort, as it stands on a cliff top provides a bird's eye view of the colourful Jaipur city. The water carriage system is also interesting. A number of water channels, that are fed by the rain, run through the fort complex.

The museum in the fort complex displays armory gear used during medieval times. There are swords, shields, muskets, photographs of some dignitaries and more.

Transportation Facilities For Amber Fort
Jaipur city has ample means of transportation and offers air, rail and road services to reach the city. From city one can easily reach the fort by boarding a bus or hiring a taxi. It takes not more than a half hour from the city.

Places Where You Can Stay
Jaipur is dotted with hotels of every kind. One can avail the accommodation and catering facilities at these hotels. Some popular ones include :

Luxury Hotels - Jaipur Palace, Clarks Amer, Raj Mahal Palace, Le Meridien, Rajputana Palace.

Mid Range Hotels - Hotel Trident, Hotel Neelam, Park Plaza, Maurya Palace.

Economy Hotels - Jaipur Inn, Madhuban Hotel, Residency Inn, Maharani Plaza.

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Hawa Mahal, Jaipur, Rajasthan
Features : The package provide guided city tours and includes visits to the popular monuments located in several cities. The Jaigarh Fort, located in Jaipur city is one great place yoyu will see yourself at. Junagarh and Jaisalmer Fort are some other destinations you will be visiting.


Amber Fort, Jaipur, Rajasthan
Features : The tour starts from Delhi city and takes you to the historic forts located in this city and the cities of Agra and Delhi. Jaipur is one of the destinations covered in the tour. Your sight-seeing at Jaipur will give you enough time at Jaigarh Fort. The tour takes into account travel, accommodation and catering. Full assistance provided during the entire tour. You will also be visiting the famous Mehrangarh Fort, Amber Fort and the Jaisalmer Fort.


Rajasthan Desert, Rajasthan
Features : This 11 days package is a head on start, from the city of Jaipur to various historical places in the state. The tour will take you across such places and monuments like Amber Fort, Mehrangarh Fort, Junagarh Fort, etc. Besides that the tour also provides for camel and village safaris.


Lake Palace, Udaipur, Rajasthan
Features : Romantic Maharaja Tour Package is a 20 days non stop adventure at the famous cities of North India. You will get to visit a number of popular tourist place including the famous forts of Rajasthan. From your arrival till departure all travel assistance will be provided. The package provides you excellent means of transport, accommodation and catering.


Hawa Mahal, Jaipur, Rajasthan
Features : The package offers guided city tours of several cities of Rajasthan like Bikaner, Jaisalmer, Jodhpur, Udaipur, Jaipur, Chittaurgarh and Bharatpur. The package includes travel cost, accommodation, catering and other assistance. The places covered includes the popular tourist places encompassing forts, palaces and lakes.


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