North Watch Tower In The Zanana Enclosure

North Watch Tower In The Zanana Enclosure

BRIEF HISTORY:The Zanana Enclosure is provided with different types of watch-towers of which the northern one built to a height of over 12m is the tallest extant one. A winding staircase through an arched entrance in the east with a height of 2.10m and a width of 1.80m. leads to the pavilion top. Interestingly, a squarish chamber built below the ground level forms the resting place for the guards. A flight of steps’ is provided with sufficient light by means of windows. Further, the southern side of the watch-tower is provided with arched windows of a height of 1.55m and 1.10m with a width of 0.85 to 1.10m to facilitate a direct observation of the Queen’s Platform. The superstructure of a pavilion is lost exposing the cross-beams of granite. On all the four sides there are balconies supported by heavy stone corbels.