Photographer's Note

The fort dominates the town below, built as it is on the great boulders of the hill to its western side. Construction utilized the rock which was blasted from the top in the course of laying the foundation. It was all done during the early 19th century by Laxman Singh, Raja of Sikar, after the wealthy town was besieged. The fort reflects some of the latest thinking in design with rounded bastions intended to deflect shot from canon. The way up to the fort is extremely steep, and indeed narrow. Currently, owing to its height, the buildings on top are covered in antennae intended to provide relay and transmission capabilities for cell phones.

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Photo Information
  • Copyright: Ken Boulter (Sardonik) Silver Note Writer [C: 2 W: 0 N: 957] (1979)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2007-11-28
  • Categories: Architecture
  • Exposure: f/8, 1/640 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2009-04-07 3:51
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