Jaigarh, Nahargarh and Amer Fort are the three forts, where you can immerse yourselves in a quest to explore the history of Jaipur. These three Gems are the true Soul of Rajasthan.
Jaipurites are always fascinated with these, as there is lots of history attached- the incredible architecture, an awe inspiring planning, but what catches most is the awesome view of the city that we get from the top of any of these forts, while being hushed by the coo of the pigeons and whoop of the Monkey 😛
Nahargarh Fort– Established by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II in 1734, Nahargarh is set on Aravali mountain ranges and was once a strong defence ring, creating a tough protection for the city along with other two forts of Amer and Jaigarh. The place known as Nahargarh, which means “adobe of tigers’.
The fort offers the highest point, which happens to be a restaurant called ‘Padao’- this is an open-air restaurant at the top, gives awesome view.
Of the three-hilltop forts that watch the city of Jaipur, Jaigarh is the most splendid of them all. About 15 kilometres from Jaipur, and built by Sawai Jai Singh II in the early 18th century.
Despite its ancient construction, it still retains most of its imposing citadel appearance. Visitors can see the world’s largest canon – Jaivana, at the fort. Interestingly, the cannon was fired only once with a charge of 100 kilograms of gunpowder and when fired covered a distance of about 35 kilometres. The fort also houses the armory and the museum.
The water supply of Jaigarh fort and its storage reservoirs are a marvel of engineering.
Amber (pronounced Amer), a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is situated about 11 kilometres from Jaipur. Amber is the classic and romantic fort-palace with a magnificent aura. It was the ancient citadel of the ruling Kachhwahas of Amber, before the capital was shifted to the plains, the present day Jaipur.
This place vibrates with its legendary past. Every evening an exemplary saga of valor, passion, endurance, culture & heritage of Rajasthan comes to life with Sound & Light Show. The show unfolds the legends of Amer Fort and Jaipur dynasty, with a profound blend of history, anecdotes, music and effects. Special effects combine with the unique ambience make this show an unforgettable experience. With the script by great Indian poet and lyricist Gulzar, folklore, local legends and voice by the globally famous Bollywood personality who need no introduction- Mr. Amitabh Bachchan, the show is worth visiting for the admirers of the legendary past of Jaipur and the connoisseur of folk music.
So, be prepared to be amazed, intrigued and rejuvenated when you hop on a fascinated trip to the forts of Jaipur that gives an enriching experience while bringing out the richness of the city’s history.