Jaigarh fort is one of the famous tourist spots of Jaipur, Rajasthan. The fort was built by Raja Sawai Jai Singh III in the year 1726. But it was renamed by the Jai Singh II, so we can also say that this fort was built between 15th and 18th century. The structure of this fort is nearly similar to the Amber fort which was built by Raja Man Singh I. This fort is also known as ‘The Victory Fort’. This fort is located on Aravalli ranges of hills and situated at a height of approximately
550 feet on the top of the hill. We can see the excellent view of Amber fort from here. Today Government of Rajasthan is looking after this fort. Red color marble stones are used for construction of this fort. The world’s largest cannon isplaced in this fort. This fort was the center of artillery production of Rajputs earlier.
There is secret underground tunnel which connects the well-known Amber palace and the Jaigarh Fort is now reopened for tourists which was not known in the earlier times and is recently discovered. The existence of the tunnel is discovered by the local historians in the Aravalli mountain ranges. The tunnel overlooks the ridges of the Aravalli mountain ranges. Rajasthan Minister of Tourism took initiatives towards developing “tunnel tourism”. BinaKak, Tourism Minister of Rajasthan met the Secretary of Sawai Man Singh II Trust, Princess DiyaKumari at the City Palace and both the parties agreed to collaborate on clearing the tunnel from Amber Palaces’ side to Jaigarh.
Ms.Kak,discussed with Ms. DiyaKumari, Princess of Jaigarh Fort, the modalities and advantages of executing the tunnel project and expressed optimism on its early completion. According to her,once the tunnel is completed, it is expected that, the tourists will get an opportunity to walk from one fort to the other.
According to Ms. Kak, this new feature will prove an extremely popular and thrilling experience for tourists visiting the Amber complex. Principal Secretary, Tourism, Art & Culture Usha Sharma, Director of Archeology S. P Singh and Superintendent of Amber Fort Z. Khan were also present during the talks.
The safety of the tourists in the tunnel is the main thing which is to be kept in mind while opening it for tourists. Ms. Kak is optimistic about getting the project get ready soon. The other end of the tunnel is not discovered till now. The members of the trust of Jaigarh Fort are so much excited with this project that they are trying to figure out the other end of the tunnel on their end. The tunnel was a part of the defense architecture.