So, i hope that everyone had a nice Christmas. I am in Bangalore, but the blog is a few days behind. So, i am still on topic for Jaipur.
Of course, monkeys at the top holding things down. My guide says, “don’t get close , they are professional thieves”. So funny.
One of many weapons chests/caches…
So, this closes out the Amer fort, the main fort/residence for the Maharajas.
We are off to the next fort, Nahagarah fort. Nahagarth fort was a purely military installation. It was erected after the Amer fort due to the instability in the region. The Maharajah felt that he needed more military presence and protection, not only to deter the Mongols from attacking but from, also, defending the Amer fort in the event of an attack.
Nahagarh fort. It has the worlds largest cannon. It was fired only once, for testing. The cannon crew wore a great deal of ear protection, as well as face protection. However, after the cannon was fired, they were all deaf for the rest of their lives.
There is a great wall around with roads leading up to it.
They had these shooting holes throughout the fort walls.
That is one of the outer compounds from the Amer fort. The Nahagarh fort is on a higher elevation, and, therefore can see out into the whole valley.
One of the areas the Maharajah would meet with his officers.
He would sit in one of these and get transported around from fort to fort.
The fort wall goes all the down to the lake.