Jaigarh Fort in India.

Guide and Photos about touring round Jaigarh Fort, Amber, Jaipur.

Jaigarh Fort was built by Maharaja Jai Singh II in 1726 and is one of a handful of Indian medieval Fortresses which is still pretty well intact. Jaigarh is perhaps best known for it's Jai Ban cannon - built by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh the cannon has a 20 foot long barrel and needed at least 100 kg of gun powder for a single 50kg cannon ball single shot. The cannon - which was said to be the largest of it's type in Asia at the time - is sat on a huge gun carriage the wheels of which are 9 feet in diameter and has not been fired in anger - just test-fired. The views from the bastions when looking down into the Fort are excellent - beautiful gardens surrounded by palace and other buildings.
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Dungar Darwaza Gate - Jaigarh Fort, Jaipur, India.
Dungar Darwaza Gate -
Jaigarh Fort
Diva Burj - Jaigarh Fort
Diva Burj
Jaigarh Fort
Viday Garhi - Jaigarh Fort, Jaipur, India.
Viday Garhi -
Jaigarh Fort
Jaivan Cannon - Jaigarh Fort
Jaivan Cannon -
Jaigarh Fort
Fort buildings - Jaigarh Fort, Jaipur, India.
Fort buildings -
Jaigarh Fort
Jaigarh Fort Buildings
Jaigarh Fort
Building
Jaigarh Fort Buildings, Jaipur, India.
Fort Buildings
at Jaigarh Fort
Jaigarh Fort Bastions, Jaipur, India.
Jaigarh Fort
guarded by huge Bastions
Jaigarh Fort Walls and Bastions
Jaigarh Fort
Walls and Bastions
Lake view from Jaigarh Fort, Jaipur, India.
Amber TownLake view
from Jaigarh Fort
View of the defensive walls connecting Jaigarh Fort, India.
Defensive Walls
Amber Fort India
Aram Mandir
Aram Mandir
at Jaigarh Fort
Bastions - Jaigarh Fort
Beautiful Bastions -
Jaigarh Fort
view of Amber Fort from Jaigarh Fort's walls, near Jaipur, India.
view of Amber Fort from
Jaigarh Fort' walls
Jaigarh Fort Gardens, Jaipur, India.
Jaigarh Fort and
it's excellent Gardens
Ramparts at Jaigarh Fort, Jaipur, India.
Ramparts at
Jaigarh Fort
Amber Fort and Jaigarh Fort are really close to each other and can therefore be visited on one trip - (also if time permits it's really worth taking a short trip down to Amber Village and having a look round there (see the Amber Fort topic about getting to these locations).
Amber Fort is linked by defensive walls and fortifications to Nahargarh Fort which sits in the hills above Jaipur City - please also take a look at our Jaipur CityTouring Guide and also about visiting Jaipur Monkey Temple.
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