The best way to look into the absolute beauty of the city of Jaipur is to stand at a hill-top fort and have an extensive view of the city. Roosted on a hilltop which gives Jaigarh fort Jaipur the name of Cheel ka Qila often dubbed as Victory Fort of Rajasthan. The fort is situated on one of the Aravali range. The fort is situated at an elevation of about 400 m from the wonderful Amber fort. The wonderful Jaigarh fort marks an important milestone in the forts of India.
The Jaigarh fort history is an enriched story of the royal Rajasthan. Maharaja Jai Singh Ji 2 built this proud structure to safeguard the adjoining forts and palaces of Jaipur in the year 1726. The Jaigarh Fort is architecturally similar to the Amer Fort. Compared to Amber fort this fort has none of the extravagant, buildings of the amber fort but is more strategic. Jaigarh is part of a single fort complex that connects the three forts (Nahargarh Fort, Amber Fort & Jaigarh Fort) to each other by underground passages. A few years ago the fort was closed to the public.
The fort houses several residential palaces, temples, water reservoirs, gardens, a granary, a tall tower, and cannons in its vicinity. The Jaigarh fort holds 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. Nowadays, the museum and armory are open for the public to see the art of warfare of the Rajputs. One of the largest weaponry of Rajput leaders used to exist here.
One of the most important features of the fort is the grand cannon, “Jaivana”, which was then the world’s largest cannon on wheels. This was the world’s largest cannon on wheels. The cannon was never really used in the wars.
Jaigarh fort Jaipur is much like a jewel on a crown. Explore more here.