Amber Fort: the proud of Pink City Jaipur
Also known as the Amer Fort, the marvellous Amber Fort is 11 km from Jaipur in Rajasthan. The undergrounds of the fort are home to the underground tunnels connecting Amer Fort to Jaigarh Fort.
How to Reach Amer Fort?
You can use transport modes such as buses, auto-rickshaws, cars, or private taxis to reach Amber Fort from Jaipur. You can also travel by public bus from Ajmeri Gate and MI Road to Amer Town. Also, every 30 minutes, the buses depart for Amer Fort from Hawa Mahal.
Maota Lake: the splendid beauty of Amer Fort
The fort looks stunning and sun-kissed in the morning. You can observe and feel the fort’s best beauty in the morning, which seems the same in the evening. It is made of red stones. The beautiful architecture work in and out of the fort makes it shinier. The fort is constructed around a splendid lake called “Maota Lake” and a garden around it, adding grace to its view. You can also identify lots of fish and turtles in the water of (Maota Lake).
The mirror palace of Amer Fort
The mirror palace (sheesh mahal) in the middle further enhances the fort’s beauty. Mirror Palace is the main attraction point for visitors because i.e. is entirely made up of small mirror architecture. Mirror Palace got popular, especially after the movie (Muggle-Aazam) shot a song scene in the mirror palace. The visitors should also visit the Public Audience Hall, i.e., another exceptional architecture. The walls of the Public Audience Hall are made of small columns. From there, you can quickly view “Jaigarh Fort.” There is a secret path by which a king or queen could exit secretly from the fort in wartime.
The two jewels of Amer Fort: Deewan-e-Aam and the Deewan-e-Khaas
The amber fort also makes a particular place in tourists’ hearts by having Deewan-e-Aam and the Deewan-e-Khaas in the fort, which means the Court and Parliament. The fort is situated at a great altitude, and to visit this shiny, beautiful fort, you have to walk around 200-400 stairs. At the top of this fort, a goddess sculpture is situated, i.e., an ancient sculpture was established by “Raja Man Singh” after winning the war against “King Kedar.”
From a tourist view
There are restaurants and hotels near the fort for staying and dining. You can also enjoy the view of Kanak Ghati Garden, a small garden with a sloppy cut all over the park. One can also get the Jal Mahal’s idea near Amber Fort. It is in the centre of the Man Sagar Lake, built so beautifully with having 5 floors in it, two floors of the Palace under the water lake. You can hire a tourist guide to fill yourself with true knowledge about the fort. The road or the path towards the fort brings a fresh vibe to see an ancient heritage. You can ride mammals like elephants and camels. At last, it’s the best fort to visit in Jaipur if you are looking for a serene environment to calm your mind and relinquish your soul.
Amber Fort Ticket Price
- Indians: ₹50/person
- Indian students: ₹10/person
- Foreigners: ₹550/person
- International students: ₹100/person
Amber Fort History
Amber Fort was built in the 16th century by the Rajput ruler, Raja Man Singh I. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of India’s most popular tourist destinations. The fort is a stunning example of Rajput architecture, with intricate carvings, soaring towers, and lush gardens.
Amber Fort Timings
- The fort is open from 8 am to 7 pm all year round.
- The light and sound show is held twice daily, at 7:30 pm and 8:30 pm.
How to Get to Amber Fort
- The fort is in the Amber village, about 11 km from Jaipur city centre.
- You can reach the fort by car, taxi, or bus.
- There is also an elephant ride available from the base of the hill.
Things to See and Do at Amber Fort
- The fort is divided into three main sections: the Diwan-i-Am (Hall of Public Audience), the Diwan-i-Khas (Hall of Private Audience), and the Sheesh Mahal (Palace of Mirrors).
- You can also visit the Zenana Mahal (Harem Quarters), the Sukh Niwas (Palace of Pleasure), and the Jaigarh Fort.