Amber Fort is located at a distance of 11kms from Jaipur and was the old capital of the Kachhwaha clan of Amer, till it was moved to Jaipur, the current capital of Rajasthan state in India. It is also pronounced as Amer Fort.
|Built Year||1592 AD|
|Built By||Jai Singh I|
|Visiting Hours||8:00am to 6:00pm|
|Fee for Indian Nationals||Indian =Rs.25 ,Indian Student=Rs 10|
|Fee for Foreign Nationals||Foreigner=Rs.550, Foreign Student=Rs. 100|
|Closed on Holidays||Holid (Dhulendi)|
|Nearby Attractions||Jaigarh Fort, Aravalli Hills, Vijay Garh|
|Sound and Light Show||Hindi(7pm-8pm) = Rs. 100, English (8pm-9pm) = Rs. 200|
Amber Fort History
Amber Fort is located at Amber, which was the capital of The Kachhwaha clan for more than 6 centuries before it was shifted to Jaipur. Locals say that the town name was originally Ambikishwara after the name of Lord Shiva, which later on got abridged to Ambiner and further to Amber.
Some others say, the origin of the name from Amba Mata, the goddess of earth and fertility, whose temple is located inside the fort.
The mighty fort stands on craggy Aravalli hills. The Maota Lake at the bottom of the hill extends the beauty of the fort. In the center of the lake, there lies Mhan Bari which is a garden with geometric designs.
Dala Ram ka Bag, another garden near the lake, was built by Raja Jai Singh. This garden is also a museum, which expresses the feeling of a bygone era. Adjacent to Singh Pol is the famous temple of Shila Mata.
Amber Palaces were originally built by Raja Bharmal in 1558 and his successor Raja Man Singh. The complex was further extended by their descendants. Since construction in the 16th century, when Sawai Jai Singh I built with the glorious fort, palaces were well maintained.
The environment of the fort and its premises was a lively place to live which includes elegant court life, gardens around the fort.
Amber Fort Attractions Points
On the entrance of the palace area, there lies DIwan-i-aam which is a forty pillared platform made of marble and red stone for public hearings. It was built by Raja Jai Singh and famous for its beautiful design on pillars.
Right to the Diwan-i-aam is the Ganesh Pole, dedicated to Lord Ganesha with the statue. Suhag Mandir is on the top of the gate, used by the royal ladies to watch the public hearings and proceedings at diwan-i-aam.
There is also Diwan-i-Khas which is the hall of private audience decorated with superior mirror works and have great designs carved on the walls and the ceiling. Next to the Diwan-i-khas is the Sukh Niwas, also known as Hall of Pleasure.
Next to Sukh Niwas is Jai Mandir or Victory Temple which depicts the great fusion of Hindu and Muslim architecture at its best. Sheesh, Mahal or the palace of mirrors is fully carved the beautiful glass work. Above the Sheesh Mahal is the Jas Mandir which is a hall of glory.
Behind the fort, there are well-maintained gardens, where lies the women’s area. Queens of Sawai Man Singh lived here, each queen has separate apartments which are greatly designed with pictures of Radha and Krishna. Overall this is a great place to visit in Jaipur.