Jaigarh Fort is located in the Amer town of Rajasthan, a place about 6.7 miles from the pink city, Jaipur. The Jaigarh fort is built, not very far from the Amber Fort and this is not without purpose. The primary objective of building the Jaigarh Fort was the protection of Amber Fort and as such no back breaking efforts were made to make it a masterpiece. Built on the same architectural style as the Amber Fort, the Jaigarh Fort is a structure of strength, heavily fortified with thick walls of red sandstones. The fort was built by Jai singh 2nd in 1726 and therefore bears his name (no wonder!).
The Jaigarh Fort looks down on the Amber Fort from a height of about 400m and unfolds before your eyes breathtakingly beautiful views of the Aravalli hills. A tall watch tower constructed in the center of the fort on an elevated ground offers magnificent view of the surrounding landscape. The architectural style of the fort is deeply influenced by the Persian style with conspicuous hints of the Indian style of architecture exuding a rare-air Indo-Persian style of work. Inside the fort expect to find temples, of which the Ram Harihar temple and Kal Bhairav temple need special mention. A centre of artillery production of the Rajputs, the Jaigarh Fort is now place of the ‘Jaivana’, the then largest cannon on wheels.
The Jaigarh Fort is in close proximity of the Amber Fort and the Aravalli hills which means that paying a visit to the Jaigarh Fort will also take you to the magnificent Amber Fort and breathtakingly picturesque Aravalli hills. So if beauty and a ‘never-before’ travel experience is what you are craving for, we invite you to definitely put Jaigarh Fort on your ‘To Visit’ list this vacation. You won’t be disappointed !
When to visit : Jaigarh Fort
Best time to visit: August - February
Opening hours:9:00 AM - 4:30 PM