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Jaigarh Fort in Jaipur

·  Summer: March-May (25°C - 47°C)
·  Winter: December-February (4°C - 30°C)
·  Monsoon: June-September

Best time to visit:  October-March

Opening Time: 09:00 a.m.
Closing Time: 04:30 p.m.
Weekly Holiday: 

Entry Fees for Indians Adults:  INR 15
Children:  N/A
Cameras:  INR 20
Video Camera:  INR 20
Entry Fees for Foreign Nationals Adults:  INR 50
Children:  N/A
Cameras:  INR 35
Video Camera:  INR 35
Aravalli Hills with their unprecedented rustic charm are the perfect home to three massive Rajpur Forts, named Amber, Jaigarh and Nahargarh. Located about 400 m. above Amber Fort is Jaigarh Fort which is undoubtedly the most exhilarating attraction of Jaipur. Perched on the top of what is righteously called ‘Cheel ka Teela’ or ‘Eagle’s Hill’, the fort was once a stronghold of Rajputs and also one of the world’s greatest cannon foundries.  

Though the fort has existed over many centuries, the present day red sandstone structure was constructed in 1726 by Jai Singh II. The most exciting places within the fort complex are Laxmi Niwas (royal palace residence), Lalit Mandir (royal summer residence), Vilas Mandir (queens’ residence), Khilbati Niwas (commanders’ meeting place) and Subhat Niwas (warriors’ meeting place), each boasting of outstanding architecture. Armoury is a must-visit section which displays unbelievable weapons and arms and ammunitions like swords, muskets, armours, guns and a 50 km. cannon ball.

You must also visit the museum which displays many wonderful royal possessions. Puppet Theatre is yet another interesting attraction where huge varieties of puppets are put on display. You should not miss the pleasure of watching the world’s bulkiest cannon of wheels, known as Jaivana. Heart-warming views of the huge water reservoir (which once supplied water to the fort and was believed to contain invaluable treasures), Amber Fort and the city of Jaipur must be enjoyed from the fort.

Road: Take a diversion from the Delhi-Jaipur Highway to reach this gigantic fort complex. Taxis and two-wheelers can be used for this purpose. If you are first visiting Amber Fort, the Jaigarh Fort can be accessed on foot from there. Each of the routes offers majestic views of Aravalli Hills.

Railway: The closest railway station is Jaipur Junction from where one needs to travel about 15 km. to reach the fort. Taxis can be easily hired from the station for the trip.

Airway: About 25 km. from the fort is Jaipur’s international airport known for excellent air connectivity. From outside the air terminal, taxis and cabs are available for convenient trips to the fort.