Amber Fort - Amber Fort, Jaipur

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Amber Fort - Jaipur


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Amber Fort - Jaipur

Information of Amber Fort

Amber is located about 10 km from Jaipur. Earlier Amber was the capital of Kachhawaha dynasty for 6 centuries before it was moved to newly created Jaipur, the capital city of Rajasthan. Structures belonging to 16th century onwards are present in the Amber fort in a very wonderful position, but structures belonging to early centuries have disappeared or damaged from the Fort. Amber fort exhibits unique Mughal influences, it is a typical combination of Hindu and Mughal architecture which was constructed in white marble and red sandstone. Amber Fort is also famous for unique style of Hindu artifacts. Amber Fort was founded by Raja Man Singh I.

History of Amber Fort

The history of Amber Fort was related with various Rajput kingdoms, at various times Amber also faced the armies of the sultans of Gujarat, the Mughals, and the Marathas. No wonder its structural design, like that of other Rajput palaces, consists of narrow passages and staircases that can be protected by a single swordsman, ridged ramps to allow the cavalry to move within the high walls and fortifications that cannot be easily scaled and windows at only the highest levels. Interiors of the fort are fully decorated and in a very good condition since the Kings and particularly the womens in the ancient times spent their maximum time within the fortified palaces.

Architecture of the Fort

Inside the Fort there are extensive complex of halls, pillared pavilions, gateways, apartment courtyards gardens, temples, stairways, halls, and palaces, all of which are separate from each other and there are various gates inside from which these are separated. Some of the prominent architectural wonders in the complex are: Diwan-E-Aam, Kali temple, Sheesh Mahal, Shila Mata Temple, Sukh Niwas, Diwan-E-Khas, Kesar Kyari, a beautiful garden, Jai Mandir with excellent mirror work.

Ganesh Pol
Ganesh Pol is a very magnificent entrance, it is painted with images of the god Ganesh and is the pride of the palace. The front walls of the gate are painted, its gallery exhibits a collection of Hindu and Mughal style of exhibits.

Diwan-E-Aam (Hall of the public audience)
It is also a part of the inside comples, it exhibits an amazing display of pillars.

Jas Mandir and Sukh Nivas
Jas Mandir and Sukh Nivas exhibits a collection of unique Mughal and Rajput architectural styles.

Charbagh garden
It is situated between Sukh Niwas and Jai Mandir in the third courtyard of the palace. In addition to this garden, also there are various other gardens and pavilions in the fort which also truly depicts the ancient life of the Maharajas.

Zenana (Women apartments)
Zenana is a very beautiful apartment inside the fort which is well-decorated with the scenes of Krishna Leela. These are basically private chambers especially designed for the
Royal womens in ancient times, from these apartments women could watch the proceedings of the royal court in privacy.

How to Reach Amber Fort

One can easily reach Amber Fort from the grand Singh Pol (Lion Gate) towards the Jaleb Chowk. There are two ways to reach Amber Fort from here: One goes to the Shila Mata Temple and the other goes to the main palace complex. In the Amber Fort there are various options to go up on the palace, one can go by elephant ride, by any vehicle or on foot. An amazing view of the valley and the land surrounding hills can be seen from the top of the fort.


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