JAIGARH FORT HISTORY
Also Known As Victory Fort.
Famous for: Royal Heritage, Scenic Beauty, History.
Jaigarh Fort is a majestic fort perched on the top of the ‘Cheel ka Teela’ (The Hill of Eagles) hill in the Pink City of Jaipur. This magnificent stronghold was commissioned by Sawai Jai Singh II in the year 1726 to protect Amer Fort.
It houses the world’s largest cannon on the wheels called ‘Jaivana Cannon’.
It is located at a height of 500 feet above sea level and offers panoramic views of the surroundings.
There are various other attractions within the fort like Laxmi Vilas, Lalit Mandir, Aram Mandir, and the Vilas Mandir.
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ARCHITECTURE OF JAIGARH FORT
- The red sandstone walls of the Jaigarh Fort are spread over a length of 3 kilometres and are about a kilometre wide, making the establishment strong.
- It includes the Laxmi Vilas, Lalit Mandir, Aram Mandir, and the Vilas Mandir.
- There is a Persian style garden within the complex of the fort which is divided into 4 parts.
- The best part about the fort is the windows which are made of lattices. These windows allow a complete view of the exteriors, but nothing can be observed from the outside.
FACTS ON JAIGARH FORT
- Jaigarh Fort is made-up of sandstones and is spread over an area of 3 km. Made to protect Amer Fort, Jaigarh fort is considered as the strongest monument of Jaipur.
- This place was considered as a storehouse of all the war armours, cannons, arms, and ammunition.
- The fort bore witness to an ambush by Aurangzeb who defeated and killed his own brother Dara Shikoh, who was the overseer of the cannon outpost in the fort. Apart from that, the fort never witnessed any major resistance, and only test-fired the world’s largest cannon, once!
- Jaigarh was never conquered in any battle. Hence, the name.