Jaigarh Fort - Nearby Places
There are many places nearby Jaigarh Fort which the people can visit and get to know the history about those places. The places nearby Jaigarh Fort are Amer Fort, Nahargarh Fort, Jagat Shiromani Ji Temple, Panna Meena ka Kund etc.
Amer Fort is located at a distance of 11km from Jaipur. The fort is spread in an area of 4km2 and was built on the basis of Hindu architecture. The fort was ruled by Meenas, Kachwahas, Mughals, Marathas and the British. Marble and red sandstone is used to build the fort. It includes many structures like public hall or Diwan-i-Aam, private hall or Diwan-i-Khas, Sheesh Mahal, and many others.
Nahargarh Fort was also built to protect the Amer Fort. Previously its name was Sudarshangarh which later changed to Nahargarh which means abode of tigers.
The fort was built by Sawai Jai Singh II in 1734. Sawai Ram Singh extended the fort in 1868 while Sawai Madho Singh built many palaces between 1883 and 1892.
Jagat Shiromani Temple
Jagat Shiromani Temple is situated in Amer where Meera Bai, Sri Krishna, and Lord Vishnu are worshipped. Queen Kankawati was the wife of Raja Man Singh I and she built this temple between 1599 and 1608 AD. The distance between the temple and Jaigarh Fort is 5.4km.
Panna Meena ka Kund
Panna Meena ka Kund also known as Panna Mian ki Baori or Panna Mian ka Kund. It is located at the distance of 5.6km from Jaigarh Fort. The kund is located near Anokhi Museum.
It was built in 16th century for the people to swim and to relax. As the ground remained cool during summer, people came here during summer especially in afternoon.
Jal Mahal is located in the middle of the Man Sagar Lake which is around 1.9km from Amer. Raja Jai Singh II built the palace in 18th century for his residence. The construction includes both Rajput and Mughal architecture.
Tourists have to use a boat in order to reach the Jal Mahal. Red sandstone is used to build the five-storey palace. Its restoration has been taken up by Rajasthan Government.