As regal as can be, Jaipur’s magnificent Amer Fort rightly personifies the city’s Rajputana culture. The famous Amer Fort is one of the most visited forts in Rajasthan and also registered as UNESCO World Heritage site.
Located 11 km away from the city, the fort is located on a high Aravalli hilltop. The Maota Lake outside the fort adds a certain charm to the entire fort. In 2017, American travel Website Company ranked Amer as the second most important tourist destination in India.
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The impeccable Amer Fort was built by Raja Man Singh in the 16th century. This magnificent marvel made of red sandstone and marble was later renovated by its successive rulers. While many old parts of the fort have been either destroyed or replaced by other pieces, the humongous Amer Fort truly speaks volume about its royal history.
The Amer Fort is a marvelous blend of Rajput, and Mughal architecture. The fort mainly comprises of four different parts. The main entrance to the fort is through ‘Suraj Pol’ or Sun Gate which opens directly in the main courtyard. The ‘Jaleb Chowk’ is one of the main courtyards with ‘Shitla Mata’ temple situated in the main palace ground. The second courtyard is famous for it's spectacular – ‘Diwan-e-Aam’, ‘Sheesh Mahal’ and ‘Sukh Mahal’.
One of the most striking parts of the fort is its Mirror Palace or Sheesh Mahal. Meant for the queen’s stay, this place is carved with glass paintings and beautiful flowers. Also, with the thousands of attached mosaic mirrors, the interior of Sheesh Mahal appears to be glittering like shiny stars.
The epitome of beauty, Kesar Kyari is a Mughal garden which is part of Maota Lake. Built in a star-shaped form, this garden with its splendid flora is sure to win the hearts of the visitors. Full-bloomed seasonal flowers are planted in the garden to give a breath-taking ornate feel to the magnificent Amer Fort.
To make the most of your visit to Amer Fort, it’s a must to enjoy the spectacular elephant safari. Giving you a skyline view of the city, a colorfully decorated elephant safari is must if you want to imbibe in the cultural heritage of the city.
The popular Light and Sound show at the Amer Fort depicts the royal history of Jaipur screened at the facade of the grand Amer Fort. During the 50-minute show, the colorful lights illuminate the structure and reflect beautifully on Maota Lake, depicting the legendary past of the Amer Fort which is dating back to more than 600 years!!
Show Timings: English- 7:00 p.m. onwards and Hindi- 8:00 p.m. onwards