The mighty Jaivana cannon is the largest wheeled cannon in the world. Jaivana was cast and forged in 1720 in the Jaigarh fort itself. The barrel of the cannon weighs 50 tonnes. The carriage weighs a lot more! It was rumoured that it took four elephants to turn the cannon around.
Although not verified, the firing power of Jaivana is somewhat of a legend. The most popular legend states that the cannon was test fired only once, hurling the cannonball over a distance of 30 kilometres in the direction of the Chaksu village. Presently, a pond marks the site where the cannonball landed.
These pictures are a part of our journey through Northern Rajasthan and Agra. Sit back and view my Jaipur slideshow.