Situated 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.