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Jaigarh Fort - Jaipur

Book NowLocation : Jaipur, Rajasthan.
Evolution/ Origin: 1726
Built By: Maharaja Sawai Man Singh

Jaigarh Fort or Fort of Victory is located 15 Km away from Jaipur in the Indian state of Rajasthan. It is considered to be one of the most well fortified structures in India. The magnificent fort was constructed by Sawai Singh of Jaipur in 1726 in order to tighten the security of Amber and Jaipur. Situated on the top of the hill the fort provides the Jaigarh Fort - Jaipurstunning view of the Jaipur town and magnificent amber fort. It was used as the treasury of the royal family of Jaipur. Jaigarh Fort is not that captivating as that of Amber Fort but it has its own charm that lures visitors.The main highlights of the fort are massive Cannon, fortification, museum, palaces, temples and the magnificent water tanks.

Among all the major highlights Cannon is the prime attraction of the fort. It is believed to be the largest cannon in the world. It was strategically located so that it becomes easier to fire at the enemies or the attackers to the fort.

The Fort also has museum which has a great collection of antiquity coins, photographs, weapons and the articles of royal rulers. Watching the astonishing collection of the fort visitors will surely wander back to the gallantry days of the kings. Visitors can also see the royal chairs and some instrument which are now placed in the Shubhat Niwas of the meeting Hall of Warriors. Above all the fort is also known for its architectural magnificence. The fort has three water tanks which were used to harvest water and the largest tank has the capacity of storing 60, 00,000 gallons of water. The highlight of this Fort is the massive cannon by the name of Jaivan, which was made in the same production house. Jaivan, the cannon, is believed to be the largest cannon in the World and the main attraction of the Jaigarh Fort. The Fort discloses the mastery over architecture of the former age. Jaigarh Fort has many wide water channels, which were a part of a rainwater harvesting system. The Fort also has 3 underground tanks, the largest one of which can store 60, 00,000 gallons of water. One can plan to visit the armory and museum, which are worth seeing.Jaipur is well connected by air, road and train with all the major cities of India.

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