Amer Fort or Amber Fort in JAIPUR, RAJASTHAN, INDIA - UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE

AMER FORT (Amber Fort) JAIPUR, RAJASTHAN, INDIA - UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE

Opening Hours: 8AM-5:30PM 
                             6:30PM -9:15PM
BEST TIME IN YEAR TO VISIT IS OCT-MARCH
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Amer/Amber Fort, Jaipur.

Amer Fort is located in Amer, Rajasthan. It is 11kms away from Jaipur (the pink city). It is located on the hill and the whole fort can be seen from the road. It is constructed of red sandstone and marble. Its beauty spell bounds everyone and it is one of the major tourist attractions of not only Rajsthan but India also.

HISTORY: The town of Amer was built by Raja Alan Singh, THE MEENAS. The Amer Fortasit stands now was built by Raja Man Singh(THE KACHWAHA). The structure was fully expanded by Raja Jai Singh 1.

Different parts of Amer Fort:
KESAR KYARI BAGH on Maota lake: It is a garden in the middle of the lake outside Amer Fort. Everyone can see this garden and lake from AmerFort.It is said that the star-shaped sections of the garden were used to grow saffron(Kesar) and that's why it is called Kesar Kyari. The view of this garden from Amer Fort is beyond description.

GATES: The Palace is divided into six main sections each with its own entry gate. Each gate has its own name such as Suraj Pol, Ganesh Pol, Lion gate, Tripolia gate, etc.

JALEB CHOWK: Main entry gate Suraj Pole leads to main courtyard where the army used to do parades. The royal women used to watch them through small windows up in the palace.

SHILA DEVI TEMPLE: The temple is on the right side of the jaleb chowk. There is a silver double door gate with different rupas of Durga on it. The murti of Devi is very beautiful. No photos are allowed inside the temple.

DEEWAN-E-AAM(Public Audience hall): As the name suggests The Raja used to hear the petitions of the public here.

SHEESH MAHAL OR JAI MANDIR: The entry to this section is through Ganesh Pole. It was the private section of the Raja. It is embellished with a mirror and glass of different colors. It is said that the beauty of the place increased many times at night with flickering candle lights. The Raja used to meet his special guests here.
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Sheesh Mahal and Garden between Sukh Niwas and Sheesh Mahal.

SUKH NIWAS(The House of Pleasure): It is opposite to the sheesh mahal. There is an open water supply through channels. These were used to make the environment cool. The water goes to the garden in front of the place, which also adds beauty to the place.

GARDEN BETWEEN JAI MANDIR AND SUKH NIWAS: The water supply to the garden is from Sukh Niwas channels. It is a very beautiful garden. There are a star-shaped pool and a fountain in the center.

JANANA: This place has many rooms in it where queens used to live.

PALACE OF MAN SINGH1: South of janana lies the palace of Raja Man Singh 1. It is the oldest part of the palace.
Tips for visitors : Best time to visit Rajasthan is October to March every year, due to the temerature cross 48 degree C in summer seeason.
BIG KADAHI: It is the same kadhai in which Aishwarya made food in the movie"Jodha Akbar".

Amer Fort is a place you must visit if you come to Jaipur. It is great experience to visit such a place. It gives a glimpse of our past which is such rich in culture and artistry. It shows how royals used to live, how lavish their lifestyle was. Many films have been shot in this fort. Many tourists not from India but from the world come here to visit this fort every year.

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