Amer Fort

About Amer Fort Jaipur

The Amer Fort, also known as Amber Fort, perched on a hill near Jaipur, is one of India's most spectacular palaces. This beautiful fort is an architectural wonder with maze-like tunnels and serpentine staircases. It is significant in Indian history. It is situated approximately 11 kilometers away from the city of Jaipur. The fort is made of pink and yellow sandstone and is part of a larger complex. 

Raja Man Singh built the city of Amer and the Fort, which was later expanded by Sawai Jai Singh. The fort overlooks Maota Lake, which is the principal supply of water for the Amer Palace, with its huge ramparts, series of gates, and cobblestone roads. Every day, almost 5,000 tourists go to the fort to take in its imperial beauty. This fort has been added to the UNESCO world heritage list, along with five other Rajasthani forts.

The fort is also recognized for the stunning Hindu elements found throughout its structure. Huge parapets and numerous beautifully constructed doors give the fort a majestic image.

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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.


Elephant Ride

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.

Puppet 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.

Nearby Atractions

  • Shila Devi Temple (0.05 km)
  • Sheesh Mahal (Hall of Mirrors) (0.11 km)
  • Jaigarh Fort (7 km)
  • Hawa Mahal (8.2 km)
  • Nahargarh Fort (11 km)

Nearby market/ shopping places


Nearby Hotels

  • Trimrooms Mount Blue
  • Hotel Bikaner Haveli
  • The Raj Palace
  • Trident Jaipur
  • The TT Palace
  • Samode Haveli

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.

Nearby Restaurants

  • Jal Mahal Restaurant (0.05 km)
  • 1135 AD (0.15 km)
  • Cafe Nescafe (0.17 km)
  • Kokum Bistro (0.33 km)
  • Stag Rooftop Restro (0.27 km)

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Customer Reviews Reviews

  • ( 5 - Excellent Based on 1 review )
  • jeevanc207
  • Jaipur
  • ( On january 10, 2022 )
  • 5 - Excellent

Great service and friendly team

Our Rajasthan trip was very unorganized and from day 1 we need to argue for each committed hotel and details. Driver and hotel were not informed in advance and we need to pay 12000/- for the forceful event at the hotel which was never informed to us. Reviews

  • ( 5 - Excellent Based on 1 review )
  • jeevanc207
  • Jaipur
  • ( On january 10, 2022 )
  • 5 - Excellent

Great service and friendly team

Our Rajasthan trip was very unorganized and from day 1 we need to argue for each committed hotel and details. Driver and hotel were not informed in advance and we need to pay 12000/- for the forceful event at the hotel which was never informed to us.

People Also Ask About Amer Fort

Yes, you should book tickets to Amber Fort in advance to secure your spot.

For Indians, the tickets to visit this Fort are 25 rupees and for foreigners, it is 200 Indian rupees.

You will require to spend at least 3 to 4 hours to cover the entire fort.

The Sheesh Mahal, Puppet Show, Rajasthani Dance Program, Amer Fort Light & Sound Show, and Elephant Ride are the specialty of Amber Fort.

The ideal time to tour at the Amber fort is in November to March when the temperature is low.

Amer Palace is open on all days.

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