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Jaigarh Fort, Jaipur


Jaigarh Fort, also known as the Fort of Victory, is one of the noted tourist attractions of Jaipur located 15 km from the main city. It is perched at an elevation of 400 ft from the Amber Fort on the Hill of Eagles. The fort has two main entrances known as the Dungar Darwaza and the Awani Darwaza, which face the south and the east directions respectively. The Sagar Talav located in the fort is the main water storage system of the fort.

The fort was constructed to serve the military purposes and its walls covered an area of around 3 km. On the top of the fort, there is a huge cannon called Jaivan, weighing 50 tonnes. Possessing an 8 m long barrel, the cannon is counted among the largest cannon on wheels across the globe. The highest point of the fort is the Diya Burj, a seven-storeyed structure providing a panoramic view of the entire city.

Rumour has it that there is a treasure buried in the fort. The fort also has a museum where ancient coins, cannons and puppets are displayed.