"Jai Vana Cannon" Jaigarh fort Tip by Willettsworld

Jaigarh fort, Jaipur: 26 reviews and 75 photos

This monumental 50-tonne wheeled cannon was cast in 1720 at the foundry within the fort during the reign of Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II. It is 20ft long with a diameter of 11 inches and has a range of 22 miles. Some 100kg of gunpowder was used for one test fire but it was never fired in anger. Though a destructive weapon, it is beautifully decorated with carvings of trees and an elephant on the barrel. The barrel was put onto the carriage during the reign of Maharaja Sawai Ram Singh II (1835-1880) plus he also built the canopy over it.

Address: Jaigarh Fort..
Phone: +91 81044 46566
Website: http://www.royaljaipur.in

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  • Written Oct 21, 2007
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