Monday, August 3, 2015


On Friday, I received this postcard from India.

It shows Mirjan Fort, located in Uttara Kannada district of Karnataka.

Mirjan Fort was known for its strategic importance.  Spread over ten acres, the fortress has been the site of several battles and was ruled by several dynasties.

Built of laterite stones, the fort has high walls and bastions.  The fort has four entrances and is surrounded by a moat which played a crucial part in its defense.

The sender wrote that the fort was built in the early 1200's and was repaired in the 1600's.  He also wrote that the longest ruler of this fort was called "Pepper Queen."

After exchanging 133 postcards (not including direct swaps!), I was happy to receive my first postcard from India!  :)

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