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Jaigarh Fort


The Jaigarh Fort and the Amber Fort in Rajasthan, India are essentially one fort. Originally the Amber Fort was the palace which was included in the Jaigarh Fort. For that reason both forts are connected by a walkway. Jaigarh Fort is located on top of the hill while the Amber Fort is at the bottom. Many consider the two together as one complex.

Jaigarh Fort  Jaigarh Fort

The Amber Fort and the Jaigarh Fort
The Amber Fort and the Jaigarh Fort

The both forts can be visited on your own but it is worth to get a guide. Outside the gates there are professional guides available. Make sure they speak English you understand (mine spoke English in a way I didn't understood). It is however quite recommended to go around on your own as you have more opportunities to go deep inside the Fort and leave the tourist hordes.

The Jaigarh Fort
The Jaigarh Fort is more then just the buildings, it's an extensive piece of territory

The fort, like the Amber Fort is constructed out of white and red sandstone (much like the buildings in Jaipur. In architecture there is a mix of Hindu and Muslim influences to be seen.

View from the Jaigarh and Amber Fort to the Amer town
View from the Jaigarh and Amber Fort to the Aimer town

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