Thursday, March 5, 2015

Hathi Hauz, Devgiri Fort

The 14th century Devgiri Fort has several interesting structures of historic importance. One such restored structure is Hathi Hauz which is 20 yards before Chand Minar. It is 47 m in length, 46 m in width and 6.6 m deep with arrangements for inlet and outlet of water through underground channels. But there was no water in this tank during our visit.



In olden days it was used for imparting training in skillful swimming, diving to the soldiers which was necessary for them during an action of defense or attack in the wet moat surrounding the main citadel. 



We shall explore more on this fort through other articles.

34 comments:

rupam sarma said...

Nice post and photos

Cloudia said...

never heard of soldiers in the moat!




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Derek said...

Wow, a training tank for soldiers. How fascinating. It had never occurred to me that they needed special skills in a moat.
Thanks for broadening my horizons.

Have a nice day.

joshidaniel.com said...

interesting to know about this :)

Thomas Lee said...

Historic site.

ladyfi said...

Nice fort.

fredamans said...

I love the moat shot!

Sylvia K said...

Such lovely, clear, blue skies and the waterfall is awesome! Great captures for the day as always, Rajesh!! I hope you have a wonderful weekend!!

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

I've read a little about pools like this. Fascinating.

Joyful said...

Too bad there was no water for you when you took a photo. that 2nd photo looks really awesome.

Gillena Cox said...

Wonderful thanks for sharing

Much love...

R Niranjan Das said...

Nice to know about this fort.

Leovi - La Fotografía Efectista Abstracta said...

Definitely an awesome place! Good photos!

eileeninmd said...

Great captures of the fort, I like the moat.. Have a happy weekend!

Jeevan said...

That seems a huge swimming pool! I hope it must be wonderful seeing full of water.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

That would not be my choice of assignment had I been a soldier!

Al said...

That's a huge pool and moat.

Fun60 said...

That would take a lot of water to fill that moat.

Audrey said...

un endroit qui respire le calme ;o)

Margaret Adamson said...

Wonderful reflection in the water. Have a good weekend.

Viera said...

really amazing photos... Wonderful landscape...

Paula Scott Molokai Girl Studio said...

Wow-what a cool place to explore-not to mention that it is steeped with history.

Kathe W. said...

I so enjoy your photos!

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Looks like a place with enduring character.

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LV said...

A great lesson in history nicely done.

Arun Prasadh said...

Thats a huge tank.

Madhusudan Mahawar said...

Nice Place and photos!

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harshita joshi said...

very nice post with equally good pics

harshita joshi said...

nice post with equally good pics

Ravish Mani said...

Lovely scenery :)

Kokila Gupta said...

Liked the Moat shot ..

Maniparna Sengupta Majumder said...

Great to know about this...nice shots... :-)

ArchanaC Kapoor said...

Amazing place!

Yogi Saraswat said...

Have an interesting story. Nice Click