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Amber Fort, Amer

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Perched atop a mountain ridge, Amber Fort impresses visitors with its imposing Hindu architecture of towering ramparts constructed from distinctive red sandstone. Built in 1592, the complex occupies a spot on the World Heritage List, along with several other hill forts in the region. Enter through the Sun Gate, a grand entryway to the fortress' main courtyard. Explore the many different sections within the walls, which include a temple and several halls with intricate ceiling decorations and expansive gardens. Don't miss the Sheesh Mahal section, which boasts a number of ornate carvings and artwork made from glass. From the edge of the ramparts, you can enjoy a sweeping view over the surround valley, lake, and mountains. Take a look at our Jaipur tourist route planner to schedule your visit to Amber Fort and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • Of all the palaces and forts I visited in India this one was my favourite. Lots of interesting things to see and do. We took jeeps up to the entrance which was like stepping back to raiders of the los...  more »
  • The fort is well worth a visit if in Jaipur. I for one do not like the idea of elephant rides up and down a very steep incline with very little rest between uphill and downhill journeys. The fort has ...  more »
  • One of the best parts of the visit was the elephant ride to the top. We also enjoyed the gray monkeys that are living in the fort. The palaces were made of marble and semi precious stones. There is al...  more »
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  • Well if we truly believe in the facts the Amer fort is one of the biggest and challenging. And have amazing beauty of it architectural design. Must visit place for everyone who comes to Jaipur. And on Sunday it's close very early so better go early in Morning. And four wheeler have the road up to the main gate of Fort.
  • One of the most famous monuments of Jaipur, Amer is the first fort of the three. Amer or Amber is one of the largest fort complexes I've seen yet. It is massive. There are a lot of steps to the complex area, then there's another area which is the main fort which is chargeable. The first complex area is free of cost. There are good discounts for both Indian and visiting students, all that is needed is a student ID. There is also a Cafe Coffee Day, a few shops and a restaurant. Amber fort is also home to the Sheesh Mahal or Mirror Palace. A great tourist attraction and a very massive symbol of national heritage.
  • Constructed of red stone and marble, the fort looks really majestic and incredible. The fort is surrounded by ramparts and moati lake in the front. To get in the inner fort, you've to either go by walking or taking an elephant ride. The slopes were pretty steep and the climb was pretty exhausting. The view from the inside of the court was fabulous. Totally enjoyed visiting it!
  • Nice place. Like many other historical places, one need a proper government provided guide to understand the significance of each place. Very little is written and so without guide one can hardly understand about the luxurious lifestyle of one king and style of maintaining 12 wives of another.
  • The place is wonderful. One must visit this. This is an exclusive example of royal experience. With guide, you come to know other things. Shish mehel is just awesome. So is hamam khana. And 12 mehel for 12 Queens. That's the most beautiful thing. We can go there by jip or by riding on elephant. Kali mandir is also good. Wastu is excellent example of mixture of Indian and mughal architecture. Royal living and peaceful lavish lifestyle. Beautiful place. Madly in love.