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Amber Fort, Amer

Categories: Castles, Architectural Buildings, Tourist Spots
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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 Amer 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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  • Overall look before you first of all that is beautiful. May be ridden can also rise in the taxi of the elephant, capacity 2 people so go with an even number. You can also go up in the Jeep. Even was impressed by the beautiful scenery, fine decoration, size large. We went the day it happens world tourism day was entry fee of Rs 500 crore was free. Marigold garlands are dealt the visitors a welcome mode ". Now it's even better memories.
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  • I have seen many forts over the last couple of weeks but this one is outstanding. The tile work, the gardens, the marble work....all extraordinary! If you think you don't want to see another sport, do...  read more »
  • Would suggest going there towards the evening (4:30pm IST). Not very hot and amazing evening views from the top of Jaipur. Hire a professional guide for sure. The history and reasoning behind every st...  read more »
  • 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!
  • Surrounded by ramparts, this dramatically beautiful fortress is perched on a hill near the rippleless Maota Lake and grows more alluring as you approach it. The most memorable part of a trip here is standing at the fort's highest point and photographing the parade of elephants, decked in red, regally plodding into the courtyard in the morning. There's a Persian inscription at Amer, added when it was completed, that reads: "Just as the heavens should always be laden with rain, so also this stately building, the foundation of the Maharaja's longevity and wealth, be preserved from any kind of damage," and it has been preserved remarkably well. Raja Man Singh began building it in 1592; Mirza Raja Jai Singh and Sawai Jai Singh continued the construction over a period of 125 years. For centuries the fortress was the capital of the Kachhawah Rajputs, but when the capital shifted to Jaipur in the early 18th century, the site was abandoned. Although the fort is in ruins, the interior palaces,...
  • The medieval town of Amer was the former capital of the Kachwaha Rajputs, with the fort serving as their seat till the 18th century. The Amber fort is not only one of the most majestic monuments in India but its scenic location and preservation makes it a major tourist attraction in Jaipur.
  • Would suggest going there towards the evening (4:30pm IST). Not very hot and amazing evening views from the top of Jaipur. Hire a professional guide for sure. The history and reasoning behind every structure is marvelous. Accessibility is not much of an issue since u can hire local auto-rickshaws from the foot of the hills.
  • Most enjoyed time when 12km traviling to hawa mahal to ammer fort all of good to view jaipur
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