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Jaigarh Fort

Jaigarh Fort alias the Fort of Victory, situated 15 km north of Jaipur, is one among the few military structures of medieval India built in 1726 by Sawai Jai Singh. Located atop the hill named Cheel ka Teela (Hill of Eagles), 400 ft above the Amber Fort, Jaigarh is the most amazing of the three forts in the city which is surrounded by huge wall with inside walkways, extensive, watchtowers and gateways. Both these forts are connected with well guarded passages. 

Jaigarh fort was once used as the royal treasury and is well preserved with palaces, gardens, open and covered reservoirs, museum, a granary, an armory, a cannon foundry, several temples and a tall tower. The museum displays a collection of weapons and cannons used by the Rajput rulers. The major highlight of the fortress is 'Jai Ban', the massive cannon which is supposed to have been test fired only once and to be the largest in the World . Doongar darwaza on the south and Awani darwaza on the east are the entry points to the fort. 
The fort is opens to public from to 4.30 pm and there is a small entrance fee. Best time to visit is from October to March. 

  Nearby Attractions
›› Amber Fort and Palace
›› Jal Mahal
›› Kanak Vrindavan Garden
›› Teej Festival
›› Statue Circle
›› Birla Temple
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