While Amer fort was the citadel of ruling kings, Jaigarh fort provided protection to Amer and its palace complex. Jaigarh fort , also known as the “Victory Fort of Rajasthan” (as Jai stands for victory) was built by Maharaja Jaising II in 18th century and hence was named after him. The Jaigarh fort is most amazing forts of the 3 hilltop fortresses that dominates Jaipur.. situated on the promontory called the Cheel ka Teela (Hill of Eagles) of the Aravalli range, the fort overlooks the Amber Fort. Jaigarh fort stands at a distance of about 15kms from Jaipur. The fort is built about 400 m above the Amber Fort The walls of Jaigarh fort are extended to 3 Km. One can get a panoramic view of Jaipur from the fort. The fort encloses the largest cannon in the world, called the Jaivana, which is kept on wheels.
Nahargarh is another of the three important forts in Jaipur. The same road which leads to Jaigarh fort , also leads to Nahargarh fort through a diversion. There is an interesting story behind the name of the fort. The fort was originally named Sudarshangarh, a popular belief is that Nahar stands for a prince named Nahar Singh Bhomia whose spirit obstructed construction of the fort, which was hence pacified by building a temple in his memory within the fort, and hence the fort was also called Nahargarh. Nahargarh also means abode of tigers.