Jaigarh Fort, Jaipur (2024): Timings, Entry Fee, History

An opulent fortress overlooking the beautiful Pink City with its bespoke architecture – Jaigarh Fort is a major attraction for all the tourists. It marks of semblance of the great Rajput rulers. The fort’s name means the Victory Fort, which was built to protect Amer Fort and its huge palace complex from enemies of the state. The formidable fortress’s structure is steeped in history and architectural splendor serving as a testament to the valor and grandeur of Rajasthan’s past. From its strategic location to its intricate design, Jaigarh Fort on Jaipur Tourism continues to enthral visitors with its timeless charm.

In this article, we’ll explore its history, architecture, and visitor details like timings, entry fees, and location. So, let’s quickly start it –

Entry Fee:

  • 35/- per person for Indians
  • 85/- per person for Foreign Tourists
  • 50/- for Still Camera
  • 200/- for Video Camera

Above Amber Fort, Devisinghpura, Amer, Jaipur, Rajasthan, 302001, India
Entry Timings:

  • 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM (Monday to Sunday)

Jaigarh Fort was built by the ruling King Maharaja Jai Singh II in the year 1726. With an expansive overlooking structure, the fort boasted of exuberance and royalty. It was built to be a defensive structure, rather than a palace itself, by the king. The main attraction of this fort is the connecting underground pathway between Amber Fort and Jaigarh Fort to help people reach there safely, in case of an attack. The fort offers panoramic views of the Aravalli Range and Maota Lake, as it is built atop the Hill of Eagles, also known as Cheel ka Teela.
Jaigarh Fort served as the residence of many kings and was also used to store weapons, artillery and ammunition of the Rajput rulers along with other military utilities. It was believed that the main cannon foundry for the Mughal rulers. The cannon outpost was protected during the consecutive wars that broke out in the Mughal dynasty in 1658.
During the reign of the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan, Jaigarh Fort came to be known as the world’s most efficient cannon foundry. This title was given because of the presence of massive iron ore mines located along the vicinity of the fort.

The fort was named after Raja Jai Singh II and was designed intricately with perfection by the then architectural maestro, Vidyadhar. It was built to depict the rich culture and heritage of the city which is visible till today. The majestic structure is a true reflection of a glorious era of Kings and queens, bedecked with their royal attire and magnificence.
The fort was built with typical red sandstone which is the predominant material used in all or most Rajput and Mughal architectures. Its beautiful carvings, and the entirety of the fort talk about the different phases of evolution that it has seen and still stands strong today.
The fort’s remarkable structure houses a few of the most exquisite architectural gems like Aram Mandir, Lalit Mandir, Laxmi Vilas, and Vilas Mandir. The other two ancient temples Ram Harihar built in the 10th century and Kal Bhairav temple was built in the 12th century, adding to the attraction of the fort. The fort is bounded by massive battlements and is known to be the strongest of the three forts in Jaipur. It never faced much resistance from its enemies and is famously known as the Victory Fort because it was never conquered by anyone.

Attractions of the fort: 
Jaivana Cannon – Jaigarh Fort is home to the largest Cannon on Wheels, also known as the Jaivana Cannon. It was beautifully assembled during the reign of Sawai Jai Singh II.
Museum – The museum within the fort complex depicts the lifestyle and period of Jaigarh Fort. With stamps of the royalty in Jaipur, it shows precious artefacts and photographs, puppets, and other war utilities.
Armoury – The armoury chamber has a wide display of shields, swords, guns, time bombs, camel-mounted guns, muskets, and a 50 kg cannonball. This place is called Vijay Garh.
Other Structure – Some other notable architectural attractions are Diwan-i-Aam, Khilbat Niwas, the highest point of the fort ‘Diya Burj’ and Shubhat Niwas.

Places to visit near Jaigarh Fort:

  • Amer Fort
  • Elefriend
  • Shila Devi Temple
  • Panna Meena Ka Kund

Experience the cultural bonanza by visiting and touring the effervescent Jaigarh Fort on a guided Jaipur sightseeing tour. To make your trip to Jaipur more enjoyable, we at Rajasthan Cab offer a wide range of holiday packages at affordable rates.

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