Sep 6, 2010

Jaigarh Fort Rajasthan India

Just outside of Jaipur is one of India’s most well preserved forts. Jaigarh Fort is also home to the world’s largest cannon on wheels. Legend has it that due to the devastation of its mighty blast the cannon has only been fired once in the 300 years since it was built.
Jaigarh, also known as Victory Fort, was built in the 1700s by Sawai Jai Singh. Perched high on a cliff its watchtowers provide a bird’s eye view of Amber Fort Palace below it and stunning vistas of the surrounding hills and valleys.

Within the walls of the sprawling fort are an armory, museum, gardens and residential structures. An army of cheeky chattering monkeys also populates the fort.
 It is easy to spend a few hours wandering the grounds. Jaigarh Fort is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is approximately 20 rupees for foreigners, more if you have a video or still camera. Admission is free if you have visited the City Palace in Jaipur the same day and present the ticket.


Lakshmi said...

beautiful pics wendy..its indeed one of my fav forts of jaipur

Kristina said...

India looks incredible and really must be a photographers heaven!
Are you traveling there at the moment?
Viele Gruesse, Kristina

Wendy said...

Thanks Lakshmi. Me too.

Hi Kristina, I was in India last April. I never seem to post "real time."