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Amer fort

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Amer fort was once the capital of princely Jaipur state. The fort the residence of its Rajput rulers. Maharaja Man Singh I, who led Mughal Emperor Akbar’s army, commenced its construction in 1592. The remains of an 11th-century fort. Successive rulers added to Amber Fort before moving the capital to Jaipur in 1727. The fort was declared a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2013. Its architecture is a noteworthy fusion of Rajput (Hindu) and Mughal (Islamic) styles.

Fort Layout

Made out of sandstone and marble. Amer Fort (Amber Fort) consists of a series of four courtyards, palaces, halls, and gardens. At its entrance lies the primary courtyard, known as Jaleb Chowk. It’s here that the king’s soldiers assembled and paraded themselves around. Suraj Pol (Sun Gate) and Chand Pol (Moon Gate) lead into this courtyard.

Easy to miss, to the right are some small steps leading to Shila Devi temple. It’s open from 6 a.m. until noon, and again from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. Sacrifices were part of the temple rituals, as the goddess is an incarnation of Kali. Legend has it that human heads were originally offered to the goddess before she was persuaded to accept goats!

Head inside the fort, up the stately staircase from Jaleb Chowk courtyard, and you’ll reach the second courtyard that houses the Diwan-e-Aam (Hall of Public Audience) with its many pillars.

Amber fort third courtyard, accessed through the ornate mosaic Ganesh Pol, is where the king’s private quarters were located. It has two buildings separated by an expansive ornamental garden.

It’s here that you’ll marvel over the fort’s most exquisite part — the Diwan-e-Khas (Hall of Private Audiences). Its walls are covered in intricate mirror work, using glass imported from Belgium. Hence, it’s also called Sheesh Mahal (Hall of Mirrors). The upper part of Diwan-e-Khas, known as Jas Mandir, has delicate floral designs with glass in them.

At the rear of the fort lies the fourth courtyard and Palace of Man Singh, which has the zenana (women’s quarters). One of the oldest parts of the fort was completed in 1599.

Amer Fort (Amber fort) also has an open-air passage that connects it to Jaigarh Fort. Tourists can walk along it from Ganesh Pol, or be transported by golf cart.

What to near amber fort

Nearby Amber Fort you can also visit elephant parks. which is eleday.

Enjoy walking tour of amber fort with go city walks.

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