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Rainwater Harvesting System
This you will find inside the Fort. Look out the way this system used to work by gathering the rainwater.
This Grand Structure stands iteslf making it look like a seperate entrance. Its a must watch.
Its made on the top of the hill - the Mound of Eagles. It has hatted lookout towers which spresd their wings around the fort. The fort was made to made to tighten the security of Jaipur and Amber and thus dosen't have much of a pomp and show. The most spectacular thing about the fort is the massive cannon named Jaivan which was produced during the Mughal Empire - a time period when Jaipur produced many weapons for the Mughals. It dates from 1720, has a barrel(6mts long) which is made from a mix of six metals, and weighs 50tonnes. It requires 100 kg of gunpowder and has a range of 30kms. A big thing at that period of time!
Another spectacular thing about the Fort is the rainwater harvesting system. There are the complex channels which fed three large tanks scattered throughout the fort. To this date its a architectural marvel. These tanks had a capacity of 22.8 million liters.
In and Around
» The Museum: The museum inside the fort has a good collection of coins, puppets, old photographs of the King and his Queens, buildings and processions. There is also a pack of cards laid down in a circular form.
Not to be Missed
» Samode Palace Its a small village about 50 kms from Jaipur. Its good to make a plan, only if you intend to stay here.Its not a palace in the real terms as it was owned by a nobleman and is being taken care of by his descandants. Here the main attraction is the Dewan-i-khas which has the original paintings and mirrorwork of the old time. It also has a grand hotel with the artifacts of 19th century , serving ethnic Indian Cuisine. Just 4kms from here is the Samode Bagh (Garden) with independent livings with at par international living standards. Book a room here if you want to enjoy the weekend away from the world
Golden Triangle by Train
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Cities : Delhi - Jaipur - Agra - Delhi...
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Palace On Wheels Tour
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Cities : Delhi - Jaipur - Jaisalmer ...
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