3 Famous Forts of Jaipur (Photos & 1500+ Traveler's Reviews)

Forts in Jaipur having grand character are Amer Fort, Nahargarh Fort and Jaigarh Fort as the top priority in the list. Pink City is well known around the world for its spectacular forts and magnificent palaces which reflect the science of Indian architecture and the glory of Rajputs.

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The forts are mind-captivating because of collections of beautiful temples of marble, vibrant and carved walls, mirrors studded in the ceilings and small windows to embark outside towards the green valley of Aravalis. The historic heritage like cannons, coins, armors 
is displayed in the inner built museums to attract the tourists.

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These forts in Jaipur were made usually with grand entrances, elongated fortress, and swirling routes to confuse the enemies and awe the mutual friends and we offer different expeditions like cycling to the forts to make one realize the royal glory that was offered to regular visitors in the 18th century. Many treks that people enjoy today are part of the old fortress and gives the view of forts from some or the other end.

Best time to visit: October to March
Distance from Delhi: 344 kms (aprox 5hrs)

Here are the best forts in Jaipur:

    01

    Amber or Amer Fort

    Amber or Amer Fort
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    Among the famous forts in Jaipur overlooking Maota Lake, stands the majestic Amber or Amer Fort , which was inhabited by the Rajput royals until Jaipur was established. 

    Perching up on the hill, this fort can be reached by a jeep ride or an elephant ride. It opens its doors to the perfect blend of Hindu and Mughal architecture which shows the grandeur of yesteryears with its elaborate mirror work.

    Some of the places to visit here are the Shila Mata temple, Jas Mandir and the splendid Sheesh Mahal. Brilliant paintings, stone and mirror works are exceptional here. 

    One has to stay back till evening when the fort comes to life with its sound and light show which is impressive and enthralling.

    Opening time : 9.30am
    Closing time : 4.30pm
    Best Time to Visit : October to February 
    Photography allowed or not : Yes 
    Entry Fee & Photography charges : Yes

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    02

    Nahargarh Fort

    Nahargarh Fort

    Nahargarh Fort of Jaipur also called the ‘Tiger Fort’ was built by Jai Singh II with the aim of providing a strong defence to the city. 

    Standing majestically on the edge of the Aravalli Hills, Nahargarh Fort is the best place to view the splendid beauty of the Pink City.The walls of the fort are extended over the hills to form fortifications that connect it to Fort Jaigarh.

    The fort was basically used as a place of protection for the Europeans including the British wives of the region during the first war of Indian Independence in 1857. It was also the hunting residence of the Maharajas of Jaipur.

    Though these are the major forts in Jaipur apart from that it also offers some amazing places to visit as a sightseeing option.

    Opening time: 9.30am
    Closing time: 4.30pm
    Best Time to Visit: October to February
    Photography allowed or not: Yes
    Entry Fee & Photography charges: Yes

    03

    Jaigarh Fort

    Jaigarh Fort

    Built in the year 1726 by Jai Singh II the Jaigarh, is one among forts in Jaipur is also known as the ‘Fort of Victory’. A fine example of a self sufficient place, it is dominated by the huge walls and watchtowers. 

    The thick walls are of red sandstone which runs to about 3 kms.The architectural features are of Indo-Persian style. It is home to beautiful palaces with scenic landscape. The granaries, water reserves and storage systems are the finest examples of science and technology then.

    Some of the best places to visit here are the Ram Harihar temple, Kal Bhairav temple, museum for arms and ammunitions of those days and the largest cannon named Jaivana.

    Opening time: 9.30am
    Closing time: 4.30pm
    Best Time to Visit: October - March
    Photography allowed or not: Yes
    Entry Fee and Photography charges: Yes

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