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Tunnel joining the Amber Palace and Jaigarh Fort unveiled for Tourists

India Current Affairs September 2012. The tunnel that connects the two monuments of historical importance Amber Palace and Jaigarh Fort in the capital city Jaipur of Rajasthan was inaugurated on 30 September 2012 by the Diya Kumari of Jaipur Royal Family and former Rajasthan Tourism Minister Bina Kak

Oct 1, 2012 15:17 IST

The tunnel that connects the two monuments of historical importance Amber Palace and Jaigarh Fort in the capital city Jaipur of Rajasthan was inaugurated on 30 September 2012 by the Diya Kumari of Jaipur Royal Family and former Rajasthan Tourism Minister Bina Kak. The tunnel is now open for the tourists as well as the historians.

To excavate the tunnels joining the Jaigarh Fort and the Amber palace the Jaigarh Public Charitable Trust and the State government’s Archaeology & Museums Department have entered into an agreement by singing a a contract of public-private partnership. It’s believed the tunnels of the fort were constructed during eighteenth century for managing the evacuation task of the then royal family and the nobleman, under situations of unfortunate attack by enemies.