Jaigarh Fort - Overview
Jaigarh Fort is situated on Aravalli range and was built in order to protect Amer Fort. The fort faces Amer Fort and Maota Lake and was built in order to protect the Amer Fort. The fort is famous for the largest cannon on wheels that was developed here. The peak on which the fort was built is known as Cheel ka Teela or Hill of Eagles. The length of the fort is 3km while width is 1km.
Jaigarh Fort is situated in Jaipur which is the capital of Rajasthan state in India. Maharaja Jai Singh founded the city in 1726. Jaipur is very popular from tourism point of view due to the presence of forts, palaces, temples and many other monuments. Besides Jaigarh Fort, people can visit Amer Fort, Hawa Mahal, City Palace, Jantar Mantar, Nahargarh Fort, Birla Mandir and many others. Since Jaipur is well-connected to various cities in India and abroad, people come to visit the monuments and know their history.
Jaigarh Fort is opened for the public on all days of the week from 9:00am to 4:30pm. It takes around one hour to visit the whole fort. The fort is opened on all days and all the government holidays and people can visit it any time during the visiting hours.
Tourists have to pay an entry fees in order to visit the fort. For Indian tourists the fees is Rs. 35 and for foreign tourists, it is Rs. 85. If the tourists are carrying still camera or video camera, they have to pay additional charges. For Indians, the charges of still camera is Rs. 20 and Rs. 100 for video camera. For foreigners, the charges of still camera is Rs. 30 and Video camera is Rs. 100.
Best time to Visit
The best time to visit Jaipur is February to April and October to December. The climate is pleasant in these months as these months are neither very hot nor very cold. Rest of the months are not suitable as Jaipur has three climates, hot summers, cold winters, and monsoon.
Where to Stay?
There are around 933 hotels in Jaipur where tourists can stay. The hotel range from expensive five star hotels to inexpensive budget hotels. The name of some of the hotels are as follows −
Crowne Plaza located at Tonk Road
The Fern Located at Tonk Road
ITC Rajputana located nearby Railway Station
Ramada Hotel located at Raja Park
Country Inn and Suites located at M.I. Road
Lemon Tree Premier located at Bani Park
Park Prime Located at C Scheme
Hotel Royal Orchid located at Tonk Road
Vesta International located nearby Railway Station
Souvenir Premier located at Mansarovar metro station
Red Fox Hotel located at Malviya Nagar
Ibis Hotel located at Civil Lines
Ginger Hotel located at Civil Lines
The Theme located at Tonk Road
Rajasthan Palace Hotel located at Moti Doongri Road
Hotel Chetram located at Jaipur City Centre
Hotel Holiday Home located at Railway Station
Hotel Kalyan located at Railway Station
Hotel Mahadev Regency located at Station Road
Hotel Raghuraj Palace located at Shastri Nagar
Hotel Tulsi Palace located at Amer Road
Royal Aashiyana Palace located at Bani Park
Nohra Homestay located at Vaishali Nagar
Hotel Royal Empire located at JLN Marg
Janpath Guest House located at Ajmer Road