Jaipur Forts

The city of Jaipur is remarkable throughout India for its fabulous forts and palaces.

The city is encompassed with magnificent forts from all sides.

These ancient forts of Jaipur carry the spine-tingling history of the famous Rajputs.

Take a tour of this page to know about the Jaipur forts.

Jaigarh Fort

The Jaigarh fort is dominated by huge walls, watch towers, beautiful palaces and sprawling gardens with granaries and water reserves. Besides there are religious temples and the largest cannon in the country named Jai Ban. This Jaipur fort is also known as the 'Fort of Victory'. The fort gives a close view of the city of Jaipur and also the Amber Fort situated closely, from the watchtower of Diwa Burj. Some places worth visiting in the fort compound are the museum consisting of the arms and ammunitions of those days and the unbelievably built water storage system. This Jaipur fort is the contribution of Raja Sawai Jai Singh.

Nahargarh Fort

This fort of Jaipur is located at its northern part. Jai Singh instituted this fort at Jaipur for defense purpose. This fort assumes the most extravagant look when lighted up at night. The fort is also called the 'Tiger fort'. This fort gives an amazing sight of the Man Sagar lake and the city of Jaipur.

Amber or Amer Fort

Amber fort of Jaipur has been a pivotal contribution of Maharaja Man Singh I. The fort is famous for the Shila Mata temple, Jas Mandir and the astounding Sheesh Mahal. Riding on an elephant and exploring through the palaces, temples and gardens of the fort is an experience so rare and thrilling. This fort is a blend of both Hindu and Mughal architecture. The internal decorum has been made with exceptional paintings, stones and mirror works. From this fort, one can have an incredible sight of the Maota lake. Besides the other magnificent artworks of this fort are the Diwan-e-Aam, Diwan-e-Khas ans Sukh Niwas.

Last Updated on 13 December 2011