Jaigarh Fort Jaipur
in this Section :
Fast facts, Brief history, Jaigarh Fort Overview,
Speciality, Accommodation, Accessibility and Tour Packages.
15 kms from Jaipur city
Best Time To Visit :
November to March
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
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
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
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.
Jaigarh Fort Tour Packages
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.
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
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.
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.
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.