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About Jaigarh Fort

The Jaigarh Fort is a majestic fortress overlooking the glorious Amer Fort and Maota Lake. It is like a guardian angel over the hills of the Aravali Ranges in Amer, Rajasthan. The fort was built by King Jaisingh II, after whom it is named. It was built to protect the Amer Fort from intruding enemies. The fort is very famous for housing one of the most active and innovative cannon foundries in the world. The Jaigarh Fort Jaipur has the most massive cannon on wheels in the world, called the Jaivana which has a range of 22 miles and uses 50-kilogram cannon balls. The unique speciality being, its ability to turn on its ratchet by 360 degrees to fire in any direction. The fort complex has a beautiful square park, a palace area, an armoury and a museum. Amer and Jaigarh are connected by multiple secret passageways. The best hotels near Jaigarh Fort are Trident Hotel, Hotel Amer View and KK Royal Hotel with the best places to stay near Jaigarh Fort Jaipur being Amer and Amer Fort Road.

Pro Tip: Embark on an adventure trek from Amer Fort to Jaigarh Fort to reach the Awami Gate near the Jaigarh Museum.

Highlights

  • Best Time to Visit Morning, Afternoon
  • Facilities Food Stalls, Washrooms
  • Recommended Hours Min. 1 hour
  • Best Visited With Group, Family
  • Entry Fee Local Tourist Adult : INR 25 Foreign Tourist Adult : INR 75
  • Allowed Footwear, Camera, Video

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