Jaigarh Fort Sightseeing Place Jaipur
Jaigarh Fort, Jaipur
Jaipur is a city of forts. Amber (pronounced as Amer ) Fort is among the oldest, followed by the Jaigarh and Nahargarh Forts. Jaigarh was built by Sawai Jai Singh III in 1726 to protect the Amber fort. It is named after Sawai Jai Singh II, who is most well known as the king who built the beautiful yet practical astronomical observatories we know as the Jantar Mantars.
The Jaigarh Fort is built on the Aravalli ranges overlooking the Amber Fort. It was, after all, intended as an added protection for the Amber fort, and its location is perfect for the purpose. The ridge on which the fort is built was once known as the Cheel ka Teela (Hill of eagles), and it is an eagle's eye view of the surrounding area that you get from the fort!