Zamzama Gun
Zamzama Gun
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HINA W
Islamabad, Pakistan6,566 contributions
Apr 2016 • Family
As you go towards the Lahore Museum on the Mall Road you will see a huge cannon placed on a white marble pedestal. This is a historical piece of artillery called Zamzamah. This along with it's twin were built on the orders of Ahmed Shah Abdali in 1757 in Lahore. The Hindu residents of Lahore were made to make tax payments in the form of copper and brass vessels which were then melted to cast this "huge dragon of a destroyer". The gigantic gun was 14.5 feet with a 9 ½ inches bore. After Abdali won the battles in India he decided to leave this cannon in the Lahore Fort from where it was captured by Hari Singh Bhangi and was nicknamed Bhangi's Top. Next it was captured by the Sikhs who used it to win battles all over Punjab. It was badly damaged in 1818. As it was believed that whoever possessed this cannon had the control of Punjab it was first installed near the Delhi Gate and later moved to the present location when the Duke of Edinburgh visited Lahore in 1870. Currently there is a restaurant by this name located near this gun. I remember, forty years back, my grandfather used to take me and my cousins to see this amazing cannon and tell us how it came to be called Kim's Gun after Rudyard Kipling gave it this name in his story.
Written May 9, 2016
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khantalal
Lahore, Pakistan36 contributions
Feb 2017 • Family
Great Colonial era Gun paced om Mall Road infront of Lahore Museum, Government College and Anarkali. If ur visting museum you cant miss it.
Written March 15, 2017
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Shereen M
Lahore, Pakistan429 contributions
Oct 2016 • Friends
This gun is mentioned in Rudyard Kiplings novels. It was always called Kims Gun and dont know who changed its name. Its a historical gun made during the period of Ranjit Singh. Its plalced on the main Mall Road, opposite the Lahore Museum. Its worth a visit...only problem that its surrounded by pegions and surrounding area is full of their droppings
Written January 7, 2017
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Inam K
Islamabad, Pakistan613 contributions
Aug 2017 • Couples
A large bore cannon cast in mid 18th century in Lahore and on dis play on the Mall, THE TOAP made of brass and copper ,is a large bore (9 1/2 inch) cannon of AHMED SHAH Durrani, king of Afghanistan, who used it against MARHATTAS in famous battle of PANIPAT.
Written October 20, 2017
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Mona H
Sydney, Australia36 contributions
Aug 2018
Part of the Lahore Museum exhibit right outside its gates, yet in the middle of the busy Shahrah of Mall Road, the old gun is as shining and well kept as it could be! I have visited it several times while consulting the Museum Library for my Master Degree Thesis in Lahore. Its ageless in its looks!
Written July 3, 2019
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Caven M
Kent, OH120 contributions
Sep 2019
Zamzama is a gun. Well, it is rather more than that ... for it is an enormous bronze cannon. It looks as though it could easily shuttle a 20-kilo, 30-cm warhead dozens of kilometers. It was memorialized by Rudyard Kipling in the novel 'Kim.' Right now it is solidly placed in a center median on a busy road outside the Lahore Museum. It's not really possible to safely get up close to the canon unless of course you enjoy darting in and out of relentless traffic. However, for a picture postcard view simply ask your driver to pull over by the side of the road and take your snap in one of the few moments when the traffic is not obscuring your view.

Zamzama is really just a drive-by. Yet, since it sufficiently centrally located in Lahore it's almost no extra effort to get a view of this war machine.
Written September 25, 2019
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Saleem B
Lahore, Pakistan31 contributions
May 2019 • Friends
This is a historic gun. It is not a decoration piece. It is an actual weapon used in the wars of olden days. Ahmad Shah Abdali used it the battles against Indian rajas. It was drowned in the river and afterwards pulled out of the river. It was placed on a platform on Mall Road (Shahra e Quaid e Azam) between Lahore Museum and Punjab University Old Campus.
Written November 13, 2019
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SaddviAndalwala
Jharkhand, India583 contributions
Jul 2019 • Solo
In a peaceful country like Pakistan, it was pretty normal for me to get amazed at the sight of this 23 metre long cannon that was no longer in use. The cannon was guarded on all sides by a high steel fencing.
Written July 6, 2019
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pilgrim_gsa
New Delhi, India1,237 contributions
Jan 2018 • Solo
Zamzama Gun is perhaps the most famous gun in the history of the Punjab immortalised by Rudyard Kipling in his novel 'Kim".Originally it was placed outside original Jadoo Ghar ,as Tollington Market housing the museum used to be called .Kipling in 1907 won Nobel Prize for literature .
Now it is in the centre of the road opposite the Lahore Museum .
Written June 23, 2018
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HUR89979
Houston, TX67 contributions
Jan 2018 • Couples
Zamzama Gun AKA Kim's Gun is erected permanently on an island in the middle of Mall Road, between Lahore Museum and Punjab University Old Campus. This gun is made famous in the west by Rudyard Kipling's novel "Kim".
Written May 17, 2018
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