Amber Fort In Jaipur, Rajasthan
Witness the royal architecture of Amber Fort
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Best time to visit
Apr - Feb
- Ideal for couples
- Historical Sightseeing
About Amber fort, Jaipur
Perhaps the most popular of all the city’s attractions is the great palace at Amber Fort, Jaipur. Situated high on a hill and a short drive away from Jaipur is this bulwark monument, once home to the proud maharajas of the region. Even now, it is an incredibly well-maintained site with tourists from all India come to Amber Fort in Jaipur to bask and revel in its grandeur.
History of Amber Fort
Built by a series of the Rajput kings of Jaipur, this used to be the capital of their dynasty. The grand and beautiful architecture that can be observed at Amber fort is in the classical Hindu style, with giant ramparts, a number of different gates and cobbled streets on the inside. The Amer ka Kila has been declared as a World Heritage site and as such is now maintained quite well.
Architecture of Amber Fort
Made of red sandstone, Amber fort overlooks the beautiful Maota lake which was the fort’s source of water for so long. Going up the hill to the fort itself is a thoroughly enjoyable activity in good weather as the jeep rides tend to be quite fun, especially with friends and family.
Amber Fort Layout
The palace is divided into six main sections and four courtyards. Diwan-i-Aam, Diwan-i-Khas, Sheesh Mahal, and the Sukh Niwas were made for specific purposes and to carry out royal events. The main entry to the palace is through Suraj Pol while Ganesh Pol is the main entrance to visit royal quarters.
Light and Sound Shows in Amber Fort
Though just walking around this historic place can be an intense experience, there are a few activities to do here as well. The most popular of these is the famous light and sound show at Amber fort, an event that takes place every evening and tells the story of Amber Fort and the proud Rajputs in general. This is an extremely well-executed show and one of the highlights of a visit to Amber Fort.
Another highlight is the elephant rides at Amber Fort. The fort is accessible by road and one of the most popular ways to reach the top is an elephant ride. A visit to Amber Fort, Jaipur has the potential to be an informative and wonderful experience for tourists and as such, it is a must visit when traveling to Jaipur.
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FAQ's of Jaipur
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The bus to Amber starts at Ajmeri Gate and MI road, which will reach Amber Fort in 20-25 minutes.
The timing is from 8am to 5:30pm.
The Jaipur International Airport is called Sanganer Airport. There are domestic flight connections to and from Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Jodhpur, Udaipur and several other places. There are also international flights from Jaipur to Dubai and Muscat as well. A convenient way to travel to Jaipur is by road. Regular service of AC and Deluxe buses is available from all major cities in Rajasthan. Jaipur is connected via rail from Delhi, Agra, Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata, Bikaner, Jodhpur, Udaipur, Ahmedabad, Bangalore, etc.The Jaipur International Airport is called Sanganer Airport. There are domestic flight connections to and from Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Jodhpur, Udaipur and several other places. There are also international flights from Jaipur to Dubai and Muscat as well. A convenient way to travel to Jaipur is by road. Regular service of AC and Deluxe buses is available from all major cities in Rajasthan. Jaipur is connected via rail from Delhi, Agra, Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata, Bikaner, Jodhpur, Udaipur, Ahmedabad, Bangalore, etc.
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