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Jaigarh Fort

Jaigarh Fort in Jaipur is the largest among all the three forts of Amer, Jaigarh and Nahargarh. It is also the highest, rising up to nearly 650 feet above the ground! A visit to Jaigarh Fort is always thrilling for a tourist as it allows him to get breathtaking views of the Jaipur city below that looks nothing but a dummy from such an altitude. Located at a distance of 15 km from Jaipur, Jaigarh Fort is also popularly known as 'Victory Fort' and stands as a glorious reminder of the heroism of Rajput warriors.

Jaigarh Fort in Jaipur holds the pride of being one of the few invincible forts of medieval India. It is indeed a remarkable piece of military architecture built by Sawai Jai Singh II in 1726 to avert enemy attack on the two strategic cities of Amer and Jaipur. Jaigarh Fort was primarily used as an army base and is therefore quite simple and rugged unlike the other forts in Jaipur. It is also believed that the royal family of Jaipur hoarded its treasure at the Jaigarh Fort. The government even searched through the fort for the valuables several years later but could not find anything.

Jaigarh Fort in Jaipur attracts a large number of visitors from all over the world to its gigantic cannon 'Jaivana' that is acclaimed to be the world's largest cannon on wheels. The cannon weighs up to 50 tons and has a 20 feet long barrel. It is said that a single shot of the cannon used nearly 100 kg of gunpowder and had a range of about 22 miles. The cannon at Jaigarh Fort in Jaipur is truly a masterpiece and is a must see. Another main attraction at the fort is the enormous water tanks with the largest having a capacity to store up to 60,00,000 gallons of water! The unique water storage system devised at the Jaigarh Fort is indeed intriguing. There is also a museum and armory within the fort. One can see ancient artifacts and photographs of the royal family at the museum, while the armory exhibits a diverse collection of marvelous weapons used during warfare at the time.

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