If you have chosen JAIPUR as your destination for your next holidays, be sure, it's a good pick! This city has several sites to discover. Amber(Amer) Fort is located 11 km from Jaipur in the state of Rajasthan, India. This monument is one of the main tourist attractions in the vicinity of the Pink City. A visit to the fort offers you the opportunity to learn more about the rich history of the region and the daily life of the kings of former times.
A little about history
Formerly known as Dhundar, Amer was the capital of Rajasthan state before Jaipur. The fort was built by Rajput Raja Man Singh in 1592 and later developed by its descendant Jai Singh I. Amber Fort has undergone several changes and additions over time, at the instigation of successive leaders until 1727, when the Kachwahas decided to move the capital to Jaipur.
Discover Fort Amber(Amer)
If you are an amateur of architecture and arts, you will have a wonderful experience during your visit to Amber Fort. Built in 1592, the building has an ancient architectural style as well as Hindus and Muslims decorations).
Amber Fort is a huge and breathtaking complex. This magnificent fort includes a wide palace complex built of white marble and pale yellow & pink sandstone. Its structure has four large different sections, each with its own courtyard. Your visit will offer you a chance to admire the palace, the courtyard, the temple, the sculptures, the mosaics and many others, in their entire splendor.
Amber(Amer) Fort overlooks Lake Maota and offers an alluring view of the lake. Formerly, it served as a source of water supply for the palace. Although the lake is not very large, you will not fail to appreciate its natural beauty. Allow yourself to enjoy the beauty of the place by taking pictures as souvenirs of travel .
Continue your tour by the Diwaan-e-Aam or the "public courtroom. It is a beautiful room erected on two rows of ornate pillars and which opens on three sides. It was there that the king used to receive his subjects wishing to address there petitions. The site has a pavilion reserved for the king and his officers, as well as an area designated for the general public.
Dwaan-e-Khaas or the "private courtroom" is decorated with delicate mosaics. In this room, the king met his guests who came from other states, ministers and close friends.
Unlike Dwaan-e-Khaas, the sandalwood and ivory doors of the Sukh Niwaas attract the attention of visitors. Inside, the channel that runs through the room carries cold water and functions as an air cooler. Thus, in this artistic room, the atmosphere has been artificially refreshed.
It is said that the kings spent their time at the Sukh Niwaas with their queens and sometimes even their mistresses. Moreover, the Sukh Niwaas is considered as the“The Amusement residence”.
Sheesh Mahal "Mirror Palace" is the most beautiful and famous part of Amber Fort. The walls and ceiling of this room have been entirely carved with pure glass. It is said that the queen liked to see the stars shining above her when she slept, hence the choice of the glass is in accordance with the construction of the room. The most amazing thing is when you burn out two candles, the reflected light turns into thousands of stars.
The lighting of the fort at night is equally enchanting. The reflection of the coloured lights in the nearby lake will mesmerize you.
How to get there?
You can get to Amber(Amer) Fort by taxi. The best is to book a vehicle for a return trip.
Schedule and fees?
The Amber(Amer) Fort is open daily from 08:00 to 18:00. The entry fee is as follows:
- Foreigners: Rs 200
- Student: Rs 100
- Indian: Rs 25
- High school: Rs 10