Jaigarh Fort, Jaipur, India – Cannon Foundry

Three hundred years old fort Jaigarh Fort and just 3 square KM in area, is a small fort and main attraction here is “World’s Largest Cannon on Wheel” onlyThis fort was built by Raja Jai Singh II in 1726 to protect Amer Fort. This fort was used as a cannon foundry by Shah Jahan as the air sucked into furnaces will give rise to high temperature as 2400 degrees.

One day tour itinerary at Jaipur

Jaipur RTDC Local Bus tour- Lakshmi Narayan temple- City Palace- Jantar mantar- Hawa Mahal-Jaigarh Fort-Nahargarh Fort-Amer Fort – 31 KM

As per my itinerary I reach Jaipur at 4 PM from Sawai Madhopur by train. I check in at RTDC Hotel which I had booked online. There is a RTDC Tourist bus service office attached to the hotel.

My 10 days Itinerary

Plan All Journeys by Train only – Agra-Mathura-Sawai Madhopur-jaipur-chittoegarh

I have one day only and there are many points to be covered in Jaipur so rightly I thought to book the RTDC one day tour for next day. Their charge is Rs.300 for 9 AM to 5 PM tour.

Jaipur RTDC Hotel Gangaur – This hotel is just about 1 KM from railway station. You can take hand rickshaw. The hotel is satisfactory. South and North Indian breakfast is good and restaurant and service is also good.

The RTDC bus came on exact time. I was happy to see that they did not wait for people who were late. The first point they showed us was Birla Temple which is made completely of marble.

Birla Lakshmi Narayana Temple at Jaipur- Shown as first point at start of tour.

On the hill backside is visible Rani Gayatri Devi Palace.

Maharani Gayatri Devi (expired in 2009)and Sawai Man Singh II Palace. They were last Kings of Jaipur state and with her husband sign Jaipur state was merged in Indian Dominian. Gayatri Devi was once included in Vogue magazine’s Ten Most Beautiful Women list.

Road from Jaipur to Jaigarh fort – 10 KM from Jaipur

We have to walk about a kilometer from the Jaigarh entrance gate to the world largest cannon.

Entrance gate called Ganesh Pol

Wall of fort

Guide did not come with us as there was nothing in this fort except this huge cannon. There was many tourists including many foreigners.

On way to see cannon. It is 1.5 KM from main gate. Vehicles are not allowed.

World’s largest cannon on wheels-Named Jaivana- Built in 1720


Inside fort


The RTDC Tour guide gave us 30 minutes to see this fort and that is enough. After this we moved for Nahargarh fort.

Comparatively today lesser known among Indians, this place was once the capital of Bundela Rajput
Time to spend : 1-2 hours. We landed in Goa by train in Sep,2018. It
Recommended Duration : 2 hours This temple has the high historical importance as it was
Recommended duration  One day if you want to see only popular monuments like Gol Gumbaz,
Recommended Duration - 2 hours Had a weekend plan to attend a friend's brothers wedding

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