Jaigarh Fort is one of the famous tourist spots in the city which is commonly called as the fort of victory. This fort is situated high on the Chilh ka Tola or the hill of eagles that are about 400 ft above the main Amber Fort. There are two main entrances of this fort that are called as Dungar Darwaza which is located towards the south and Awani Darwaza that lies to the east.The fort walls cover an area of more than 3 km and were constructed for military purposes. Jaigarh Fort also houses gigantic cannon called Jaivan which is located on the top of a tower. It weighs around 50 tonnes and has 8 m long barrel, with a trajectory of over 20 km. It is also considered to be one of the largest cannons on wheels in the world.Diya Burj which is a seven-storeyed building is the highest point in the fort that provides a panoramic view of the Jaipur city. Sagar Talav is one of the grand reservoirs in the fort which acts as a storage system and supply water to the fort. Jaigarh Fort is located at about 15 km from the main city of Jaipur and is considered to be one of the best preserved forts in the state of Rajasthan. This fort is known for its big palaces, a cannon foundry, various temples and a granary. The Jaigarh Fort was constructed between 15th century and 18th century, along with a steep road that leads to its Dungar Darwaza.This fort used to house royal treasury for several years and protected Amber and the city of Jaipur. It was reopened to the public a couple of years of ago, after it was sealed due to the rumours about the buried treasure. There is also a museum inside this fort, where tourists can see cannons, coins, artefacts and puppets of Mughal era.
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