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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. A visit to Amber Fort represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Jaipur trip planner to plot your vacation.
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  • It is one of the most beautiful forts of India. I would highly recommend going there by using the elephant ride. Typically 2-3 hours are sufficient to see the fort. No tour guide is required.  more »
  • We loved the entrance to the Palace in elephant, all wonderful, amazing how vivian the maharajahs. The worst thing is that to enter the sellers you harass too and out also.
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  • Amber or Amer fort, a very big and beautiful palace to visit. There is royal temple inside the fort and the fort gives excellent view of Jaigarh fort also. The fort is perfectly architecture, beautifu...  more »
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  • This is the most beautiful place to visit in Jaipur. Amber palace is the main attraction in the fort. I was stunned by the beauty of it. It is so beautiful, you want to spend more time here and it surely makes you not leave this beautiful place. One thing is, don't hire a guide here. They just fool you around for few bucks. You can do a little research before visiting this awesome place and you are good to go. The infrastructure of the buildings inside is breath taking. All you need to do is take some time and enjoy being there on your own without a guide.
  • The good: The place is huge with so much detail. You can spend the whole day here. The designs and the architecture is so perfect. It has a great history to it. You can go all the way to the top to view the city as well as the nearby forts. Simply amazing.  The bad: You will get harassed and followed by sellers and beggars. They don't understand the meaning of No Thank you. When you are inside, the guards will tell you how to get to the top and show you the entrances/exits because it is so easy to get lost as this place is huge. One even offered to take a picture of us. Then they extend their hand out for money. Nothing is for free so if you get a guard that wants to show you the way, be prepared to cough up some hundred rupees.  Overall great experience and totally recommend this place if you are in Jaipur.
  • This historic fort is the charm of Jaipur with wonderful design work. You could delight in below with your family and friends. All needed center are offered right here with terrific top quality. It lies high up on a hillside, it is the major tourist destination in the Jaipur location. I had actually gone right here few times. I additionally suggested other individuals ahead right here. Certain they will certainly delight in much more below.
  • Went by Elephant to the fort. It was a comfortable climb for the elephant. You go up to the the fort on their back and they come empty back to the base to get the next ride up. The guide explains the the various part of the palace. If the ruler is in the city his personal flag is also hoisted for the public to know of the same along with their state flag.  A lot of movies have been shot here or ideas have been taken from here. Loved the summer rooms where they had water cooled rooms during peak summers. The water was continuously recycled to avoid wastage. How advance we were in that century. The 12 rooms for 12 queens all having their private stairs.... stories you should listen to. The design on the door is supposed to be same as the central garden design Too many people selling all lots of wares who really pester you. The government should put a stop to their entry inside the fort as they really harass a tourist. They should be outside the fort only. The exit it very congested as vehicles come for pick up. Very chaotic, You also have to be very careful if you are eating anything if you buy from food vendors at exit gate from the monkeys as they snatch food items from you. Scary as the monkeys are not scared of humans.  Not at all friendly for someone who cannot walk as too many levels and stairs everywhere. Only if you can climb and walk is this place a recommended.
  • I loved this place. There are beautiful architecture, structure and design. I can't express my feeling in the words. Three way, we reached at the entrance. By car, an elephant and staircase. You have to buy a ticket. Palace is very clean and peace. History of palace is very interesting. You hire a guide which have a government licence. Art gallery is also very attractive. Free photography. ATM is available. Food court is also available.

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