Jaigarh Fort, Nahargarh Fort and Amer Fort of
Jaipur. Jaigarh means a `Victory Fort' that was constructed between the 15th and the
18th century and lies 15 km from Jaipur amidst rocky terrain, visible from the Jaipur
city. The main gate of the fort is Dungar Darwaza, from where the most magnificent view of the Jaipur City
is visible. Used as a military setup of medieval India is housing some of the marvelous palaces, a granary,
cannon factory, several temples, a beautiful tower and a grand cannon-the Jai Ban, which is the biggest cannon in the world.
Jaigarh Fort also displays a collection of canons, many of which are remarkably used in the battle with Mughals
led by the Rajput King, Raja Man Singh. There is a big water reservoir in the center of this fort. A beautiful palace with a lovely garden
exists in the fort.
Nahargarh Fort (Jaipur)
Nahargarh Fort lies at a distance of 15 km. from the center of Jaipur is the most
magnificent castle crowning on the Nahargarh Hills at a height of 600ft above
the sea level. This fort overlooks the city of Jaipur from the top
of the Nahargarh hill. It has nine beautiful palaces within its compound.
It was initially built by Sawai Jai Singh in 1736 AD and later on enlarged by Sawai Madho Singh in 1880 AD. The colossal walls of the fort surrounds the magnificent structures
like Hawa Mandir and Madhvendra Bhawan. It also offers some captivating views of
the Man Sagar Lake and the city below.