Ancient forts in India - Amer Fort

Amber Fort (also known as Amber Fort or Amber Fort) is a hill fort located on a high hill in the Amber region of Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan state, India. It is the main tourist attraction of Jaipur city. The town of Amer was originally inhabited by the local Meenas, which was later ruled by Kachwaha Rajput Man Singh I and built this fort. This fort and palace is also known for its artistic purely Hindu architectural style components. Filled with the huge ramparts of the fort, chains of gates and stone paths, the fort seems to be overlooking the Mawtha lake, just below the hill.

Made of red sandstone and marble, this charming and grand fort is built on four levels of the hill, each of which has huge courtyards. It consists of Diwan-e-Aam i.e. the courtyard of the common people, Diwan-e-Khas i.e. the unique courtyard, Sheesh Mahal or Jai Temple and Sukh Niwas etc. In the Sukh Niwas part, the cool atmosphere created artificially by the water currents was pleasurable during the scorching summer season. This palace used to be the residence of the Kachhwaha Rajput Maharajas and their families. A temple dedicated to Shila, the goddess of the Chaitanya Panth, is built near the main entrance of the palace within the fort. Amer and Jaigad fort are built on top of a mountain in the Aravalli ranges and are connected by a secret hill tunnel route.

In the 37th session of the World Heritage Committee held in Phnom Penh, Cambodia in 2013, Amer Fort along with five other fortifications of Rajasthan has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site as part of the hill fortifications of Rajasthan.
Timing : 8 am - 5:30 pm
Light Show Timings:
English: 7:30 pm
Hindi: 8:00 pm  
Elephant Ride Timings:
7:30 am to 12:30 pm



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