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Amber Fort, Jaipur

Amber Fort, Jaipur

Amber Fort Jaipur Timings:-

Visiting Hours: 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Contact No: +91-7222015635

Entry Fee (In Indian Rupees):

Indian: Rs. 25/- Student: Rs. 10/-

Foreigner: Rs. 200/- Student: Rs. 100/-

Light Shows Timing (Onwards):

In English: 7.30 PM       Entry Fee: Rs. 200/-

In Hindi: 8:00 PM           Entry Fee: Rs. 100/-

Elephant Ride at Amber Palace for two person Rs. 2000/-

Amber Fort

Amber Fort is located in Amer (a town with an area of 4 square kilometers (1.5 sq mi)), 11 kilometers (6.8 mi) from Jaipur, Rajasthan state, India. It is one of the principal tourist attractions in the Jaipur area, located high on a hill. Anber Fort Was Built By  Raja Man Singh I. Amber Fort is known for its artistic style, blending both Hindu and Rajput elements. With its large ramparts, series of gates and cobbled paths, the fort overlooks the Maota Lake, at its forefront.

The Amber Fort was built by ‘Raja Shri Maan Singh JI Saheb’ (Maan Singh I) (December 21, 1550 – July 6, 1614) in the 16th century. Man Singh, one of the first war chiefs or the trusted general of Emperor Akbar. Akbar included him among the ‘Navaratnas’, or the 9 (Nava) gems (Ratna) of the royal court. Man Singh began the construction of a fortress-palace of white and red sandstone i.e. Amber Fort in 1592. He was the Kacchwaha (Rajput) of King of Amber, a state later known as Jaipur. Nearby he ordered to set a small temple devoted to ‘Sheela Mata’, his patron goddess.

Facts about Amber Fort
Amber Fort of Jaipur attracts thousands of tourists every year, and it plays a crucial role in Jaipur tourism. It is situated eleven kilometers from Jaipur on the Delhi Jaipur Highway. it is a major attraction to visitors around the globe and the local people also enjoys the fort. The outer part of the Amber Fort in Jaipur is made of red sandstone which is plastered as white and seems like white marble.

The fort also has enormous historical significance and is the best example of fine architecture as well. Inside the Fort, there are several paintings and artworks which will attract and astounds at the same time. Even though the fort is hundreds of years old, the exclusive decoration done on the fort’s is astonishing. The paintings of hunting murals on the walls of the fort and exclusive mirror and glass work in the rooms structures the beauty of the fort.

Rambagh Palace is situated in the vicinity of Amber Fort and this attraction makes an interesting side trip when you visit Jaipur. The Fort and the palace both are very beautiful. It was built in the year 1592 by the Rajah Man Singh I. Raja man Singh improved the design of the fort over the time of his reign. To the right of the Amber Fort, Maotha Lake is situated and it provides a double image of the fort on many days.

This trip can include romance for many as the view of the huge fort perched behind the lake and seems to be very beautiful. It offers incredible architecture and history, and are luxurious on the inside. Most visitors who come to Jaipur combine the fort with other area monuments to get a feel of the history and beauty the city has to offer.

Diwaan-e-Aam and Diwaan-e-Khaas

Diwan-e-Aam or the ‘Hall of Public Audience’ is a beautiful hall stands on two rows of ornamented pillars and opens on three sides. It is said that king used to listen to needs and complaints of the General public. ‘Diwan e-Khaas’ or the ‘Hall of Private Audience’ has delicate mosaic work in glass. In this hall, the king used to meet special guests from other states, ministers, and his friends.

Sukh Niwaas (Sukh Mandir)

Sukh Niwaas, which is opposite to ‘Diwaan-e-Khaas’ having doors made of sandalwood and ivory. There is a channel running through the hall, which carried cool water that worked as an air cooler, with the aid of the breeze. In this artistic hall, the cool climate was artificially created. It is said that the kings used to spend time in this Sukh Niwaas with their queens and sometimes with their mistresses that is why it is known as the residence of pleasure or pleasurable residence in English.

Sheesh Mahal

The Sheesh Mahal (Mirror Palace) is the most famous and beautiful part of Amber Fort. You must remember the song of the famous Bollywood Classic Film ‘Mughal-E-Azam’ i.e. “Pyaar Kiya Toh Darna Kya”, yes, it was shot in Sheesh Mahal. That song filmed beautifully but all credit goes to the beauty of Sheesh Mahal. The Walls and ceiling of this hall are carved with beautiful paintings and flowers and that too made with pure glass. The reason behind why this hall was made by the glass because in ancient days the queen was not allowed to sleep in open air but she loved to see the stars shining. So the king ordered his architects to make something which could solve the purpose. The most stunning thing about this hall is that if someone burns two candles, then the reflection converts that small light into thousands of stars.

‘Mughal Garden’ or ‘Kesar Kyaari’

Kesar Kyaari is another beautiful part of Amber Fort, the Kesar Kyari Bagh in a garden on Maota Lake, right before Amber Fort, in Jaipur, Rajasthan. This garden has star-shaped flower beds in which the King used to plant saffron flowers. The English meaning of Kesar Kyaari is the ‘saffron fields’. But nowadays climate does not allow to plant saffron.

Elephant Ride

The Elephant Ride is the major attractive activity in Amber Fort. It costs Rupees 2000/- to take a ride on the elephant at the amber fort, but for the foreign tourists, it is really a fun activity and the principal attraction. The timings for the elephant ride are 7.30 AM to 12.30 PM. The Amber Fort is an excellent example of amazing technology, and this shows that our Jaipur in terms of technology is always been a pioneer… Great Jaipur…. Great Rajasthan.


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