Jaigarh Fort, one of the famous tourist places of Jaipur city in Rajasthan state was built by Sawau Jai Singh lll in 1726 and was renamed after Jai Singh 2, the ruler of Amber kingdom. More correctly we can say that this ancient fort of Jaipur was built between 15th and 18th century. If you had ever visited this Jaigarh fort, you might have noticed that it is having structural similarities with Amber fort, built by Rakja Man Singh 1. Another fact you must remember is regarding the other name of Jaigarh fort. Nowdays it is also popular among the people in a name like victory fort. I forgot to mention an important fact that this fort is located on Aravalli range of hills. Image courtesy: india-goldentriangletours.com
Since it is located about 400m above Amber fort, you will have an excellent view to find Amber fort down below. Today Jaigarh Fort is controlled by the Government of Rajasthan. Red sandstone is used for the construction of this fort. Once this Jaigarh fort was the worlds most efficient cannon foundry due to the abundance of iron ore mines in the victinity of the fort. Earlier this fort was used to serve as the center of artillery production of Rajputs. You might be interested to know the attractive features of Jaigarh fort. The attractiveness of a place is the key factor that attracts a person to it. In the case of Jaigarh fort, the features are listed below.
Jaigarh Fort features
The important features of Jaigarh fort includes the display of ancient weapons in the forts armory and museum, palaces, temples, granary, cannon foundry, Jai Ban, war bugles, 50kg cannonball, swords, shields, guns, photogrpahs of Sawai Bhawani Singh and Major General Man Singh II. There are 3 underground tanks, of which the largest one can store about 60,00000 gallons of water. Now there is a latest news regarding Jaigarh Fort. Since you might be a candidate who wish to visit this fort in the future, you must know about the facilities provided there.
Jaigarh fort timings
Jaigarh fort latest news 2012
Tourists visiting Jaipur city to see the Amber fort or Jaigarh fort will now be provided with electric cabs provided by JFT(Jiagarh Fort Trust) and Amber Developemnt Authority(ADA) respectively. Based on a complaint lodged by foreign as well as domestic tourists on the non availabliltiy of good vehicles, both ADA and JFT has decided to run electric cabs between these 2 forts to facilitate the tourists. The trial run of the cab between the routes was made by Bina Kak(state tourism minister) and Princes Diya Kumar(Secretary of City Palace Museum). But still some decisions regarding the cab have to come. Some of them include whether these vehicles can be used for persons above the age of 60 or disables persons.
The fare is yet to be decide. How many vehicles need to be plied is also not decided. Apart from this development programme, the local tour operators in Jaipur have also demanded the opening of ancient tunnel between the 2 sites to the public as the route is lesser and easier for the tourists to walk. Also power supply and other amenities must be provided inside the tunnel. But according to the sources, it will take time to open the tunnel. Anyway the providing of electric cabs to tourists will be providing a pleasant time for the tourists to enjoy the beauty of the fort. Jaighur fort is the perfect tourist destination in Jaipur.
How to reach Jaigarh Fort?
I have provided some important points regarding Jaigarh fort in this article. But still a point is missing. In the case of tourists they will give much importance to the location of this place. One can easily reach Jaigarh fort from Jaipur city since it is located only at a distance of 15km. From amber bus terminal, autos are available to reach the fort. In future if you plan a trip to Rajasthan state, then don't forget to visit the Sariska National Park located there.
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