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I left Amber Palace and headed up the hill thru a cobbled stone road leading to the top of the hill. Here is where the Jaigarh Fort is situated. The walk uphill was demanding in the 40'C heat. In route, I came across several monkeys hanging on the trees and at the side of the road. The fort itself is impressive with thick walls that once housed a powerful army. Inside, you can still see the cannon foundry, where the barrels where cast. As usual, there is an armory with an exhibit of swords, other arms, and pictures. The fort palace itself is interesting with a large garden at the end that overlooks the Amber Palace and town below. Perhaps of most interest is the Jai Ban cannon that stand atop one tower at the end of the fort. Weighing a massive 50 tons, it can fire at a range of around 20 kms.
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