Monday, May 17, 2010

Jhansi Fort -2

The fort of Jhansi popularly known as Jhansi Fort is built on hilltop in 1613. The Fort is an architectural delight for his sheer size and the structure. The fort spread across 15 acres of land is about 312m in length and 225m in width. (Click on the images for bigger picture)

There are 10 gates providing access to this fort. Some of these are Khanderao Gate, Datia Darwaza, Unnao Gate, Jharna Gate, Laxmi Gate, Sagar Gate, Orcha Gate, Sainyar Gate and Chand gate.

Rani Laxmi Bai of Jhansi, inspired patriotism in heart of all her subjects. This particular cannon in the above image is operated by Moti Bai a dancer in the royal court. While defending the fort from the enemies not only men, even women of the state fought bravely.


42 comments:

V Rakesh said...

Wow! Truly a super structure!

Baron's Life said...

marvellous...well done...thanks for sharing

jabblog said...

What an amazing fort. I wonder how long it took to build. I love the shadows in your earlier post, too.

joo said...

It's so big and magnificent! Your country is amazing!

Zuzana said...

Very majestic, it reminds of some of the medieval forts in Europe.;)
xo

Sucharita Sarkar said...

Nice photos! Your posts revived my interest in the Rani of Jhansi, who really was a very evolved woman!

joshi daniel said...

that's cool with different names for the gates!

Anya said...

So wonderful shots from a fort!!
Thanks its beautiful
and your words are very interesting
:)

Arasu said...

Indians should be proud that our heroes including women fought bravely for our freedom. Rani Lakshmi Bai is a great example for that. Its amazing to hear that this fort has ten gates for accessing it!

Photo Cache said...

ten gates - lots of manpower to secure the fort. i bet the view from that hilltop perch is simply magnificent.

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ewok1993 said...

ten gates - lots of manpower to secure the fort. i bet the view from that hilltop perch is simply magnificent.

Phivos Nicolaides said...

Beautiful and impressive!

JOE TODD said...

Love exploring forts. Thanks for the post

Sylvia K said...

Another interesting look at your world, Rajesh! Love your photos and the history! Hope you have a wonderful week!

Sylvia

noel said...

aloha,

i'm enjoying what you are posting today from your world, very impressive fort.

thanks for sharing this and have a great week!

Mojo said...

Very elaborate structure! And highly defensible too it would appear. I'm not familiar with this fort, where is Jhansi?

Jossie said...

This is a hugh construction. How long did it take to build this?

Carolyn Ford said...

Wow, look at that canon! Could that ever do some damage when aimed at the enemy! These photos are fascinating and the history to accompany them is very interesting....nearly 400 years old, incredible.

Carver said...

That looks like an enormous fort to explore. Thanks for the history as well as photos.

magiceye said...

very impressive!

Mama Zen said...

Very impressive!

Jenn said...

It does look enormous. I wonder how long it would take to cover everything. Have a nice week!

Kirigalpoththa said...

Fascinating!

Janie said...

Amazing architecture. Must've been a challenge to defend so many gates. Interesting that women were warriors then.

A 2 Z said...

Thanks for visiting my blog. Great post. Very interesting. Almost went to India last year as I was living in Qatar but then my daughter became sick and had to go back to Canada unexpectedly. Thanks for sharing!

Anne-Marie

LadyFi said...

Wow .. what an impressive place!

SquirrelQueen said...

The structure of the fort is very impressive and so is its history. I am very intrigued by Rani Laxmi Bai, what an heroic woman.

Wolynski said...

All these forts must mean there were lots of wars. Was it foreign invaders or fighting amongst princes? Very interesting about the women warriors.

Gattina said...

These buildings all have such a special style for my "European" eyes !

Robin said...

Very impressive, it must have been quite a feat to build.

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Ania said...

Your land is an endless source of interesting places!

Diane AZ said...

Impressive fort and canon, great images Rajesh!

Jacob said...

My god, that is huge! I would never have dreamed that you had so many beautiful (and big) forts in your country!

Marites said...

That's really an amazing structure and am sure glad it's still standing. I hope it'll remain for the longest time for the next generations.

SandyCarlson said...

How these places ultimately blend with the environment amazes me.

indicaspecies said...

I have been to this Fort and it's a fabulous fort, and to think that it is associated with the brave Queen of Jhansi makes it more so.

Eden said...

What an impressive fort!. Great shots and information. thanks for sharing

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radha said...

What a lovely fort. Such an amazing structure.

Tammie Lee said...

such an amazing fort!

Joseph Pulikotil said...

Hello Rajesh:)

Greetings and good wishes:)

This is truly an amazing fort. The size and the structure amazes me. It is incredible to note that the huge cannon was operated by a lady.

Many thanks for showing these wonderful historical places which I would probably not visit in my life time. In fact, once I had a chance to visit Jhansi but I missed that opportunity.

Best wishes:)
Joseph

Arti said...

thanks for visiting my blog..
the fort looks majestic.

Rajesh said...

Sucharita, Arasu: Thanks, Rani Laxmibai is an amzaging women.

Rakesh, Baron, Janice, Joo, Zuzana, Joshi, Anya, ewok1993, Phivos, Joe, Sylvia, Noel, Jossie, Carolyn, Carver, Mama: Thanks for the appreciation.

Mojo: Thanks, it is in Jhansi.

Deepak, Kirigalpoththa, Janie, A2Z, LadyFi, Queen, Gattina, Robin, Ania, Diane, Jacob, Marites, Sandy, Celine, Eden, Radha, Lee, Joseph, Arti: Thanks for the appreciation.

Jenn: Thanks, one needs 2 to 3 hours to cover in detail.

Wolynski: Thanks, majority of the wars were with forign invaders.