The first stop would then be Jaigarh Fort followed by Nahargarh Fort which is 10 minutes ahead of Jaigarh Fort. Do keep in mind that the road to the forts is very well built but it is steep in some places and is in a hilly terrain! Soak in the vastness of these historical forts, learn about the worlds largest Canon at Jaigarh Fort and witness whole of Jaipur from the top at sunset from the Nahargarh Fort.
The same day, we visited the Jaigarh Fort that was just about 15 minutes away, on a higher hilltop. Two important things about visiting this fort are; one, there's not much to see because it was a fort for the Rajput soldiers of the time. It has some beautiful views of Amer city from that height, and the world's largest cannon. But that's about it. Two, the cabs will take you up to the fort, but on your return trip down, they'll charge you 200 rupees more than your billing amount. Why? I still haven't understood. After getting cheated by rickshaws asking for a 200 rupees downhill drop, you're on your own. In all, I'd say it's not really worth the inconvenience.
Jaigarh fort, situated on top of a hill, literally uplifted us, as the traffic of Jaipur nearly killed our vacation spirit. (It was the day of Janmashtami, so traffic was unimaginable). Such a relief to be here, after navigating the crowded streets of old Jaipur. Jaigarh is huge and less crowdy compared to the other tourist attractions in Jaipur.
And do not miss a sight of world's largest Cannon at Jaigarh Fort which we missed. Honestly in the scorching heat and I don't know how many kms of walk our bodies gave up to climb up the peak for a glance of the giant cannon.Travelling comes with a lot of uncertainties. At times you would push yourselves to the limits you may have never imagined and sit back on the other hand. But this is what is the spirit of travelling to let go of your fears, inhibitions & step out of your comfort zone. Meet new people, learn new things about the place you visit, try your hand on a craft, skip the luxury of the hotels and stay small places in budget that helps you connect more with your fellow travellers because you will not spend your time in the bed of a luxurious room watching television may be but would stay out listen to the stories, their life motives, about their culture and most importantly to cut off from your daily monotony and just - Observe the world around you. #learningholiday.