Barood Ghar near Bawali


Ships navigating towards Kolkata from Bay of Bengal carrying gunpowder had to deposit their stock in these storehouses or Barood Ghar located beside River Ganges. During British rule, ships were only allowed to carry 100 lbs of gunpowder with them for emergency calls and signalling. During their return journey, the ships would collect their deposits from this Barood Ghar on the banks of the river.