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Jaigarh Fort

The Jaigarh Fort has the reputation of having never been conquered in battle (it enjoys considerable elevation). It is furthermore, the site of the world's largest cannon, the Jaivana, which roughly translates into the Triumphant Arrow. To give an estimate of its size, the diameter of the wheels were unmistakably more than my 1.83m height. There are reputedly sub-terranean tunnels connecting this fort to the Amber Fort. Ihere are the well tended gardens at one end of the fort, as seen here.

Jaigarh Fort

The Jaigarh Fort has the reputation of having never been conquered in battle (it enjoys considerable elevation). It is furthermore, the site of the world's largest cannon, the Jaivana, which roughly translates into the Triumphant Arrow. To give an estimate of its size, the diameter of the wheels were unmistakably more than my 1.83m height. There are reputedly sub-terranean tunnels connecting this fort to the Amber Fort. Ihere are the well tended gardens at one end of the fort, as seen here.

comments (23)

Beautifully shot. What an amazing amount of work in that wall.
Ayush Basu: It really is massive and incredibly detailed with decorative features, Michael.
I really like the arches here... and all the greenery.
Ayush Basu: I liked those arches too, Jacquelyn
That's quite a fort, now all green!
Ayush Basu: Must be a considerable feat in this desert province, Larry.
Amazing, Ayush! And nicely captured (no pun intended!)
Ayush Basu: Very clever! smile Thank you for your comment, Elizabeth.
Very impressive place, Ayush.
Ayush Basu: Yes, I found it jaw dropping in terms of scale, Frank.
  • Chris
  • Not Nowhere
  • 1 Apr 2018, 06:32
Huge isn't it Ayush
Ayush Basu: And then we see today's folks using all kinds of personal mobility devices even to go to the neighbourhood store, Chris.
Magnifique vue !
Ayush Basu: Merci, Martine.
It looks magnificent Ayush
Ayush Basu: This was the only angle I could get all of it in, Bill.
A place worth visiting, I like the red stone work
Ayush Basu: It really is massive and incredibly detailed with decorative features, Martin.
That is something to brag about.
Ayush Basu: And to think, this province has several of those forts and palaces, Mary
That must be an amazing building to see.
Ayush Basu: It was a vast, sprawling fort complex that had a very unshakable, immovable feel to it, Brian.
The tower reminded me of the KL Railway Station.
Ayush Basu: I have been there about a decade ago, LC, but I cannot remember which tower in particular. But I imagine it is possible.
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 1 Apr 2018, 20:07
That's hugely impressive.
Ayush Basu: I was suitably awed by it, Alan.
it is a magnificent looking fort Ayush and you have framed it and the gardens very well....petersmile
Ayush Basu: It was one of the few angles to squeeze in the whole thing, Peter. I hope it lasts well for the next generations to view.
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 2 Apr 2018, 05:24
This looks both a strong, and an elegant, building, Ayush
Ayush Basu: I agree with both your adjectives, Lisl.
It definitely looks impressive, Ayush!
Ayush Basu: There are a few more of these types in this province, Ginnie. I hope the people in control help this fort age well!
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 2 Apr 2018, 07:59
This is indeed impressive, Ayush and I love the architecture and the story. Enjoy your day off smile
Ayush Basu: It really is massive and incredibly detailed with decorative features, Astrid. Yes, I had some time to get some personal affairs in order.
  • Ray
  • Not Germany...
  • 2 Apr 2018, 10:00
From your image, Ayush, the fort and the garden seem pristine?

I visited a red fort near Agra, and feel the same basic model might be in play.
Ayush Basu: Not too many battle scars, Ray. And in this desert province, having the gardens probably takes some time and effort. The one in Agra would be made by a different kingdome and therefore with significantly different architectural features, however the building material could have been sandstone.
just lovely, even tho it was built with war in mind!
Ayush Basu: I guess the war aspect really made it massive but it is also incredibly detailed with decorative features, Elaine.
  • Anne
  • United Kingdom
  • 2 Apr 2018, 13:58
What an impressive piece of architecture.
Ayush Basu: It certainly is. Thank you for the visit and comment, Anne.
A beautiful image, but I never thought it was a fort, it seemed more like the interior of a park in a building.
Ayush Basu: Good point! I was quite pleased how it looked on that day with peaceful environs and without any hint of battles or political trouble inside the fort, Claudio.
  • sherri
  • Arkansas, USA
  • 2 Apr 2018, 19:53
an amazing structure so beautifully photographed
  • CherryPie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 5 Apr 2018, 00:47
I love the imposing structure in red against the green nature.

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