Friday, August 14, 2009

Back to the Future - Part 3

Next stop - Jaigarh fort , 15 kms from Jaipur. This is home to the worlds largest cannon, Jaivana.
What we heard was that this cannon was fired only once and the place where the shell landed, has been converted into a pond .
Apparently the king did not estimate the impact that a cannon this big could create.
Above : Inside the city palace.
The fort was so well planned, that it could store water for about 10,000 people for about 1 year. Apparently below the water tanks were store houses for the kings riches.

It is said that Indira Gandhi got to know about this and seized most of riches during her regime.
Above : Innovative Advertising on the way to Delhi.
Above and below : At Pushkar.

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