Amer Fort Jaipur
The Amer Fort, situated in Amber, 11 kilometers from Jaipur, is one of the most famous forts of Rajasthan. Amer, originally, was the capital of the state before Jaipur. It is an old fort, built in 1592 by Raja Man Singh. This fort is also very popularly known as the Amer Palace. The Amer Fort was built in red sandstone and marble and the Maotha Lake adds a certain charm to the entire Fort. Though the fort is quite old and may even look so from the outside, it is beautiful on the inside and boasts of various buildings of prominence like the 'Diwan-i-Aam', the 'Sheesh Mahal' and even the 'Sukh Mahal'. The Amer Fort has influences of both Hindu and Muslim architecture. This fort also has the 'Shila Devi' Temple and the 'Ganesh Pol' which is a gate that leads to the private palaces of the kings. The Amer Fort has many pavilions and halls of great interest and other popular attractions.
Historical Significance of Amber Fort
Amer was once known as Dhundar and was ruled by the Kachhwahas from the 11th to the 16th century, until the capital was moved from here to Jaipur. Raja Man Singh built this fort in 1592 AD and Raja Jai Sigh I expanded and renovated it later. While many such old structures have been either destroyed or replaced by other things, this fort has stood against all the tests of time and invasions.
How to Reach Amber Fort
Being only 11 km away from the Jaipur city, this attraction is something you should not miss out. You can book a cab from the city. To make your trip enough memorable, you can even take the elephant ride to reach the fort. However, for the elephant ride, you will have to reach early in the morning.
Entry Fee and Timings
Amber Fort is open from Visiting Hours - 9.30 AM - 5.00 PM,
Entry fee for Entry Fee (In Indian Rupees):
Indian : Rs. 100.00
Foreigner : Rs. 500.00
Light Shows Timing (Onwords)
In English : 7.30 pm
Entry Fee : Rs. 200.00
In Hindi : 8:00 PM
Entry Fee : Rs. 100.00
Elephant Ride at Amber Palace for two persons Rs. 1200/-
Best Time to Visit Amber Fort, Jaipur
If you do not want to be a victim of the scorching heat, better book your trip in between October and March. These six months are the best time to visit this state. In fact, the weather becomes so pleasant that you will surely have a nice experience of the trip.