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Amer Fort


Cradled on the top of a hill near Jaipur lies the Amer Fort, one of the most magnificent palaces in India. Also commonly known as the Amber Fort, this majestic building with its maze-like passages and serpentine staircases is an architectural masterpiece and with significant importance in Indian history. Only 11 kilometres away from Jaipur, Amer Fort is clad in pink and yellow sandstone and is a part of an extensive complex. Built by one of the most trusted generals of Akbar, Maharaja Man Singh I in the year 1592, Amer Fort served as the main residence of the Rajput Rulers.

The Amer Fort through its large ramparts, several gateways and paved paths overlooks the Maotha Lake in the town of Amer, which used to serve as the capital of the erstwhile Jaipur princely state. The fort is big enough that it will take you at least two to three hours to explore it in detail, and you can also choose to avail of the audio guides to lead you through this fascinating building while explaining the history of the place. Getting an elephant ride up the stairs to the Amber Fort is also a popular tourist activity. The fort sees over five thousand visitors daily and rightfully,

Traveler Tips

Things to Do In Amer Fort

  • Embrace a traveling excursion to the surrounding hills
  • Enjoy some craftsmanship and work of art shopping at the slows down and handiwork shops in Amer town
  • Take a ride on elephant inside the fort, costing Rs.900 for two persons
  • Attend the light shows in the evening, available in English and Hindi

Best Time to Visit In Amer Fort

Rajasthan being a desert is warm throughout the year at least during the day. Sometimes the sun can be unbearable. That is why, it is best to visit Jaipur during winter, from November to March.

Interesting Facts and Trivia About Amber Fort

  • Amber Fort is a part of UNESCO World Heritage sites.
  • The post and the town gets its name from Goddess Ambe, the excellent divinity of the Meena administration.
  • It is a place that should be a must-visit for every Indian and for every art lover as it is full of artistic marvels, be it paintings, carvings, architecture and so on.
  • The Amber Fort Palace has four levels, each having a courtyard.
  • The principal edifices inside the fort are Diwan-I-Aam, a lobby implied for public, Diwan-I-Khas, a corridor for private crowd, the stunning Sheesh Mahal or the Mirror Palace, Jai Mandir and the Sukh Niwas, a mind boggling that had normal cooling and this could happen due to the breeze that blew across a water region worked inside. It is most certainly an indication of imagination and insight of the time!