I am impressed by ancient forts, no doubt about it…I haven’t seen the pyramids (yet!) but castles and forts, how did they plan them and then build way up there?
How did they manage to build those walls along the tops of the hills for mile upon mile?
See what I mean, how did they even get all the building material up there?
It was hard enough for us just to walk up….!!
And once you’re up, it’s beyond impressive!
And whoever thought of tapered slit windows to shoot your arrows through, making it so hard for your enemy to shoot back at you?!
This is Nahargarh Fort, one of three forts surrounding the city of Jaipur, in Rajasthan. So the city was pretty well defended. It was built in 1734 by the king, Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh and its walls meet up with those of the other forts. Nahargarh means ‘abode of tigers’ and it was apparently used as a hunting lodge by the king. Unfortunately, the tigers are long gone.
I do so love history and the chance to explore it… and be amazed!