Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Forts to Visit in Jaipur

Jaigarh Fort, Jaipur

Jaigarh Fort (Image reference)

This gigantic fort is located to the north of Pink city Jaipur, just beside Amber fort and it has just a walking distance from Amber fort and palace. It has been a great attractive destination for military lovers. The main purpose of building this fort was to use it as military watchtowers and gateways. Being constructed in 1726, Jaigart fort has the world’s biggest gun on wheels. But the gun has never been used and the fort too has neither been captured.  Accordingly, this gigantic military fort is as it was at the time of its early days. So, it is well preserved and intact over its long existence.  Indeed, Jaigart fort is one of the mediaeval India’s well preserved military structures. It doesn’t have the flimsy interiors like Amber fort and as a result it looks like an actual fortress.
 As a visitor you shouldn’t miss climbing Diwa Burj watchtower to have a stunning view of the fort from the top. As this is just beside Amber Fort and Palace, you can take a whole day to stay around and check out both Amber and Jaigart Forts.
Just like Amber fort and Palace fir foreigner it takes just 50 rupees to visit and it is open for all from 9 am to 4.30 pm 7 days a week.

Tiger Fort , Jaipur

Tiger Fort (Image Reference)
Tiger Fort, commonly known as Nahargath Fort, is placed high on the rocky hill of Aravali. This is located to the north west of city centre of Jaipur. This amazing Tiger fort was constructed in 1734 to shield the city Jaipur. But this fort received huge public attention on 2006 when different parts of this fort was nicely presented in the movie “”Rang De Basanti” as many scenes of this super hit movie were filmed here. Tiger Fort offers stunning views, which one would enjoy most at sunset. This is regarded as a great picnic spot for the locals as there is a cafĂ© which serves snacks and beer until 9 pm every day. The look on Tiger Fort changes with sunset and takes an amazing look with all the lights lit up. So, if you visit Tiger fort at late afternoon, you would be able to behold both the views of it before and after sunset.  But the fort palace is open for everyone from 10 am to 5.30 pm 7 days a week. So, it is better to visit it before 5.30 pm and stay for couple of hours to enjoy beauty of the fort before and after sunset.
Entry to Tiger Fort takes only 50 rupees to foreigners and free of cost to Indians.

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