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Tunnel between Jaipur tourist hotspots opens

Posted on Wed, 10/17/2012 - 11:14 by easytours
 

An 18th century tunnel connecting the Amber Palace and the Jaigarh Fort, two major attractions in Jaipur, was inaugurated and opened for tourists.

The tunnel was believed to have been constructed as a defense mechanism. In case of an attack on Amber Palace, the royal family, noblemen and others could be evacuated undetected from the palace to the fort, which was well defended by the army.

The path along the tunnel has been modified for motorized transport. To facilitate tourists travel to the Jaigarh Fort, battery-run golf carts will be available. Officials will continue exploring methods of finding or constructing more such tunnels from the City Palace.

*Elements of the above excerpted from “Tunnel between Jaipur tourist hotspots opens” – zeenews.india.com