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Amer Fort Jaipur, built-in 1592 by Maharaja Man Singh I, one of Akbar's most loyal generals, served as the Rajput rulers' principal home. Raja Man Singh, the Kachwaha King of Amer, eventually built the famed fort on the ruins of the city Amer.
The city of Amer has grown in popularity as the birthplace of Princess Jodha, Akbar's Consort. Raja Man Singh was an ally in Akbar's court. As a result, many of the fort's structures are influenced by Mughal architecture.
Its reflection is found in the Amer Palace's Diwan-i-Khas. On the other side, Jai Singh I finished and expanded the fort. In the palace, he constructed a magnificently painted Ganesh poll, which continues to captivate many visitors. Along with their families, the Rajput Maharajas lived at this palace.
The Amer Fort architecture is influenced by traditional Hindu and Rajputana styles. It is made of marble and red sandstone, giving it a rustic and mysterious appearance. Intricate paintings depict historical hunting traditions, as well as portraits of important Rajput monarchs. This Fort is divided into four portions, each with its courtyard and entrance.
The Sun Gate leads to the fort's main entrance, which is located in the center courtyard. This east-facing entrance was given its name because of its stance about the soaring sun. The imposing stairways lead to the royal complex and the spectacular 'Jaleb Chowk' courtyard. The fort's second floor is the Diwan-e-Aam (Public Audience Hall). It's a big space with three sides open.
The elephant ride to the palace's central courtyard is a thrilling experience. As you travel up the slope, you will be treated to stunning views.
Rajasthani Dance Program
In the evenings, Sukh Mahal hosts entertaining dance performances. One can purchase tickets for classical Rajasthani dance performances at the ticket desk.
Garden and Museum Visit
The museum inside the palace allows you to relive the history of the palace and the Rajputs. The magnificent Char garden is another breathtaking spot in the fort, providing picturesque views of the town, and can be found in the Turban museum.
Amer Light & Sound Show
The show lasts around an hour and ends when the opening to the public is described. The show ticket is INR 100 and may be purchased at the box office. The show re-enacts the glorious history of the Rajput emperors who established the magnificent fort.
At night, the fort is illuminated with hypnotic lights. There are numerous illustrations of the Rajput monarchs' resilience and splendor throughout the saga played. The narrator, Amitabh Bachhan, has a unique voice, which expands to the show's iconic level. Gulzar has written a great narrative for the show.
Amusing puppet displays and dances add to the dinner's entertainment value. They contribute to the place's exciting and engaging atmosphere for guests. The little traditionally clothed puppets doing amazing stunts are particularly popular with foreign tourists.
Tips for visiting
- It is superior to pay local guides who are familiar with every nook and corner of the palace to make your visit stress-free.
- If you want to ride an elephant, get there early in the morning because there may be big lines later in the day. So, you have to be aware of Amer fort timings.
- The café at the fort serves wonderful meals, but it can be a little pricey.
- Around the palace, you may see a few entertainers, singers, and snake charmers.
Best time to visit
Rajasthan is a desert, hence it is humid all year, at least throughout the day. The sun can be harsh at times. As a result, the best time to visit Amber Fort Jaipur is in the winter, from November to March.
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- Nahargarh Fort (11 km)
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Interesting Facts About Amer Fort
- UNESCO has designated Amber Fort as a World Heritage Site. It was mostly used by royal families as a place of residence.
- The 'Magic flower' carved on a marble panel on a pillar in the Sheesh Mahal is a renowned tourist attraction. A lotus, lion's tail, scorpion, hooded cobra, fishtail, cob or corn, and elephant trunk are among the seven magnificent motifs carved on it.
- One of the main attractions of this fort is the Sheesh Mahal, which is encased in mirror mosaics and colorful windows. Even if only a single candle is lit over there, its reflections in the Mahal's hundreds of mirrors transform it into a thousand stars.