Jaigarh Fort, Jaipur
Also known as the fort of victory, Jaigarh Fort is a rugged structure built in 1726 by Sawai Jai Singh. It was the royal treasury for several years. It is one of the few ancient Indian military structures to be kept intact through the ages, Jaigarh Fort has recently been opened to the public. It was sealed for seven years, due to a rumour, that an enormous treasure in gold was buried, in the fort area. The fort houses several palaces, gardens, a granary, an armoury, temples, and most significantly the Jai Ban, the largest antique canon, in the country.
The fort is perched on a cliff and is surrounded by huge battlements with inside walkways offering stunning views on all sides. The World's largest cannon on wheel, Jaivan, is to be found here. Also of interest is the intricate water supply and storage system, which is considered a marvel of planning. The fort has its museum and provides some excellent view of Amber Fort. Situated in the north of Jaipur, the Jaigarh Fort has more or less same structure as of Amber Fort. The fort also houses a beautiful museum and gives breathtaking views of Jaipur below and Amber Fort.
The Jaigarh Fort is one such place that tourist can get a glimpse of the heritage and history of Rajasthan during their Jaipur travel. Standing tall over a small hillock overlooking the Pink City, Jaigarh Fort is a classic example of the many forts Rajasthan is peppered with.
Air : Jaipur has its own airport, and is well connected to all other tourist and business centres.
Rail : An excellent connection to Delhi by Shatabdi Express and the Pink City Express. Other connections to Jaipur are from Bikaner, Jodhpur, Udaipur, Ahemadabad, Secunderabad and Lucknow.
Road : A network of reasonably comfortable tourist buses, run by road corporations of Rajasthan, Haryana and others.