Jaigarh Fort , Jaipur Rajasthan
Jaigarh Fort is one of the biggest, very Important and well maintained fort in Rajasthan. It was originally built to protect Amer Palace, it is Connected to Amer Palace with Secret Tunnels which are open for tourists now. Jaigarh Fort houses the world’s largest Cannon on Wheels “Jai Ban” (Jaivan). The Jaigarh Fort is built with the thick walls of Red Sandstone and stretches 3km from North to South and 1 km in width. Which houses Residencial Palaces, Water Reservoirs, Entertainment areas, Cannon Foundry, Watch tower, Temples, Museums, Garden and so on.
Architecture of the Jaigarh Fort
In the Jaigarh Fort the tourist can get a glimpse of the heritage and history of Rajasthan. The main gate, the Dungar Darwaza offers an amazing view of the Jaipur city. The main highlight of the Jaigarh Fort is the Jaivana, which is the world's largest cannon on wheels. It was built in Jaigarh's foundry in the year 1720. Many people say that the cannon was only used once and the ball fell some 35 kms away on a village. But that's quite doubtful, since a closer inspection of the cannon actually revealed that it has been fired at least a couple of times.
Duration of Openings (Hrs.): 9.00-16.30
Entry Fee (In Indian Rupees):
Indian : 35
Foreigner : 85