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Amongst all the forts in Jaipur, Rajasthan, one of the most spectacular ones is the Jaigarh fort.

Jaigarh Fort

Year of construction Between 15th and 18th Century
Highlights Palaces, granary, cannon foundry, several temples, a tall tower, etc. The fort also houses a collection of weapons, puppets and ancient coins and the largest cannon in the world.

Jaigarh Fort in RajasthanSituated atop a hill, the Jaigarh fort in Jaipur presents one of the most magnificent sights. It is also known as the Fort of Victory. Jaigarh fort was constructed between 15th and 18th Century. It is situated approximately 15 km from the city of Jaipur. The stone ramparts of the fort are visible from the city of Jaipur itself. Leading up to the main gate of the fort, Dungar Darwaza is a steep road, offering a fascinating view.

Since Jaipur was one of the main weapon producing centers for the Mughals and the Rajputs, Jaigarh fort has several weapons on display. One of the military structures of medieval India, the Jaigarh fort contains palaces, a granary, a well-planned cannon foundry, several temples, a tall tower, etc. Also in the fort, is Jai Ban (Jaivan), the largest cannon in the world. There is a vast collection of canons in the Jaigarh fort of Jaipur, Rajasthan that are exquisitely decorated.

Jaigarh fort served as the royal treasury for a number of years. The fort houses a rich collection of puppets and ancient coins. Connecting the various palaces of the fort are a number of passageways. Also, there is a huge moat surrounding the fort. The Jaigarh fort remained sealed for almost seven years. The reason was a rumor that a huge treasure of gold was buried in the fort. However, after many searches and excavations, the government found nothing. The fort has been opened to public since the past few years only.