A long time back, my family went on a trip to Rajasthan, the largest state in India in terms of area. As a South Indian, the first image that came into mind when I thought of Rajasthan had been a vast, arid desert land.
Imagine my surprise when I was greeted with rain the very day I arrived at Jaipur city! (Capital of Rajasthan)
My most lucid memory of Rajasthan was the visit to the Jaigarh Fort.
The Jaigarh Fort was built in 1726 by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh (the then ruler of Jaipur) as a means of protecting his palace complex. Located on one of the peaks of the Aravalli hill range, it was a centre of artillery production for the Rajputs.