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Jaipur Tourist Places

  Amber Fort
  Hawa Mahal
  Laxmi Narayan Temple
 
Albert Hall
  City Palace Complex
  Jantar - Mantar
 
Central Museum
 
Meditation & Yoga
 
Fairs & Festivals
  Shopping Ideas
  Art & Crafts
  Entertainment
  Modern Art Gallery
  Sisodiya Garden
  The Jaigarh Fort
  The Nahargarh Fort
  The Gaitor
  The Galta
  Sanganer & Bagru
  Samode
  Ramgarh
  Abhaneri
  Karauli

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Rajasthan Tourist Destinations

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Jaipur

Jaigarh Fort

The Jaigarh fort is the most spectacular of the three-hilltop forts that overlook Jaipur. In Mughal times, the Jaipur region was a major weapon-producing centre for the Mughal and Rajput rulers, several of which are on display in the fort's museum. It is one of the few military structures of medieval India preserved almost intact, containing palaces, a granary, a well-planned cannon foundry, several temples, a tall tower and a giant mounted cannon-the Jai Ban (Jaivan) which is the largest cannon in the world. Jaigarh Fort is also known as the fort of victory. The display includes a collection of canons, many of which are exquisitely decorated and were used in the Mughal campaigns led by the Rajput King, Raja Man Singh.

Of the Jaipur's three forts, Jaigarh is perhaps the most motivating. It does not have those delicate structures or palaces like that of Amber but if you want a quick look at a hard-core fortress, this is it. Jaigarh means `Victory Fort' and was built between the 15th and the 18th century, and stands 15 km from Jaipur, amidst rock-strewn, thorn-scrub covered hills, its forbidding stone ramparts are visible from the Jaipur town. A steep road goes up to the main gate, the Dungar Darwaza, from where the view is stupendous.

It was the royal treasury for several years. It was one of the few ancient Indian military structures to be kept intact through the ages. There are passageways among the palaces and you can see a collection of coins and puppets. This fort is open to public since a few years only. It was sealed for seven years, due to a rumour, that an enormous treasure in gold was buried, in the fort area. The government ransacked the fort, emptied the reservoirs of water but found nothing.

Jaigarh was once responsible for the security of both Jaipur and Amber, is a huge moated fort and contains all the accoutrements of a full-fledged citadel. 1 or 2 hours are usually enough to explore it- don't bother taking a guide; there isn't much use for one, and sections like the armoury and the museum have adequate signs. Entrance fee to Jaigarh is Rs. 20 for foreign tourists and Rs 10 for Indian tourists.

u Jaipur Tourist Places :-

Amber Fort  Hawa Mahal   Albert Hall  City Palace Complex  Jantar - Mantar
 
Central Museum  Laxmi Narayan Temple  Meditation & Yoga   Fairs & Festivals
 
Shopping Ideas  Art & Crafts  Entertainment  Modern Art Gallery  Sisodiya Garden 
The Jaigarh Fort  The Nahargarh Fort  The Gaitor  The Galta  Sanganer & Bagru  Samode 
Ramgarh  Abhaneri  Karauli

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