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“Jaigarh houses the largest canon in the world”
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Jaigarh Fort
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Reviewed June 22, 2011

Jaigarh Fort or The "Victory Fort" is one of the few impregnable fortress of India. Also famous for the world's largest canon on Wheels- Jaivaan. The Jaivaan was cast at the Canon Foundry of the fort.

The jaigarh fort offers some great views of Jaipur. If you are visiting in summers make sure to carry water, a hat and lots of water. It can get menacingly hot. Jaigarh is mostly about the canon and a walk around to see a few courtyards and a well preserved garden/ lawn.

All in all worth spending 45 minutes and admiring the Jaivaan.

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Reviewed May 12, 2011

A nice fort, built over centuries for the army basically and to provide protection to the Amber Fort. Easily accessable by a car way upto to the highest point of the fort where the biggest cannon in the world it kept. Few facts about the cannon.. uses 100 Kgs of explosives in one go.., has a 50 kgs iron ball..., and can project it 35 miles away.

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Reviewed December 10, 2010

After Being in India for three days in Hectic Delhi our first morning away was perfect! While in Jaipur, at the Jaipur Inn, our Hotel Manager invited us on a walk up to Jaigarh Fort to catch the sunrise. Amazing! First, we walked through the city early in the morning before anyone was up (stay in India for a day or two and you'll appreciate how peaceful it is!) and got a unique look at a real Indian city. Small, narrow streets lead their way through store fronts with houses above them on the way to the start of the cobbled road up to the Fort. The road switch-backs it way up the hillside, the view getting more breath-taking with each step. Once we made it up we were met by locals doing their daily routine. Luckily, we made it up with a few minutes to spare so we could catch our breath before the sun came up over the mountains across the valley---Amazing. We recommend staying there for at least another hour to explore the Fort's defense walls, step-wells, palace, and amphitheater. Every turn presents a new view of the city below.

I recommend wearing a good pair of walking shoes, definitely bring your camera, and maybe a bottle of water. In Dec, I would dress warm for the morning but be prepared to strip off a few layers. No need to bring cash the trail is open to everyone.

The walk from near the pink city gates in Jaipur only took only about 45 minutes (briskly!) and the walk back down is just as exciting as the city of Jaipur will have started to wake up. The locals were incredibly friendly and greeted us with a smile.

Photos to come!

2  Thank randallparish
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Reviewed May 10, 2010

The Jaigarh and Nahargarh Forts are about 7 kilometers away from the Amer Fort and are about 5 kilometers away from each other. If you have time for only one of the two forts then it is recommended that you go to the Jaigarh Fort.

The Jaigarh fort houses the world’s largest cannon. You can take your car / taxi within the fort and navigate the fort in your car as distances are significant. Taking the guide is advisable and you can get a common guide for the Jaigarh and Nahargarh forts and the fee charged is Rs.100. In Jaigarh fort you will see the cannon and hear the stories associated with it. Apparently the last time it was fired, people within a 500 m radius turned deaf … or so the story goes.

I was also intrigued by the water storage & drainage system in Jaigarh Fort and going by the story told by the guide the kings who built the fort were very scientifically aware. The story goes that below one of the tanks the entire wealth of the Rajput Kings was stored which was emptied later in the 70’s and the Jaipur Delhi Highway was chock a block with trucks ferrying this wealth to Delhi.

For the complete review please visit my travel blog on www.traveltantra.blogspot.com

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Reviewed December 23, 2009

The amber fort is amazing, but dont waste your time climbing up the hill... this place is terrible...

1 its much later - only 19th-20th century.... its concrete!
2 theres hardly anything to see at all
3 even the official looking army curators/staff tout for money
4 the place smells like a toilet....
enough said

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