A Complete Guide to Amber Fort Jaipur, Rajasthan
Really, it will amaze you to plan your coming vacations to visit Jaipur. Here we have some details regarding Amber Fort which will surely helped out you to reach there and enjoy. The details includes the Fort layout, history behind it, how to get tickets, how to reach there and timings etc. for detailed information kindly go through the article carefully.
Amber Fort is located in Amber town in Jaipur, Rajasthan. The fort was established in 1592 by the ruling emperor Raja Man Singh for the Royal Rajput family to stay together there. The material used to construct it is Red stone for the visible portions from outside and the marble for the interior Fort, combination of both gives the Fort a prominent and rich look.
The Fort is a four story building on the top of a hill, where each floor has its own courtyard and the top view from the first floor is jaw dropping. Amber Fort is one of the famous five Forts of Jaipur.
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Main Layout of Amber Fort
The architecture of the Amber Fort is a fusion of Hindu and Mughal styles, it was so because initially when it was constructed that time the ruling emperor was Raja Man Singh and later on it comes under Mughal Emperor Akbar.
The fort premises have courtyards, halls, gardens, jaleb chowk and the entrances including suraj pol and chand pol. From suraj pol and chand pol you can enter to the jaleb chowk where the soldiers used to assemble with king while going for a war or during practice time.
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Diwan-e-Aam is another courtyard where the ruling king addressed to the common peoples and short out their issues. Now, another courtyard Diwan-e-Khas which for some important guests or family members to gather for various occasions or official meetings. It’s really one of the beautiful palaces of Jaipur.
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What to Visit in Amber Fort
The fort has various portions to visit and know about them from your guide. The architectural beauty of Fort is really amazing and includes the place Diwan-e-Aam, a hall for commoners to Liston there problems and short out them, it is a huge space for the gathering of about 1000 above peoples to gather together.
Sukh Mandir is also an old architecture where the kings and queens relaxed and there is a channel of cold water to keep this place cool. In its construction there is some use of sandal wood also so that there is a pleasant smell around it.
Seesh Mahal, which is another center of attraction there, beautiful carvings, and floral designs are made with the help of glass, story behind its construction was that the females in fort are not allowed to sleep under open sky so the architect constructed it in such a way that in night if a candle is lightened then its reflection in mirror seems to be as twinkling stars.
Kesar Kyari is the also an eye catching place to visit, it is constructed in Mughal style and in star shaped. Earlier saffron flowers are used to grow and beautified that but now due to climatic change they can’t survive now, still some other plants are planted there to maintain some greenery around the Fort.
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What must to do in Amber Fort
- Must enjoy the light show in the evening which runs for about 50 minutes and really enjoyable.
- Elephant ride is also there to roam around the fort and is really loved and enjoyed by the kids.
- The illuminated view of the Fort in the evening from the bottom of the hill.
- Classical Rajasthani dance programs organized in the Sheesh Mahal.
- Puppet shows in various parts of the fort to enjoy.
- Didn’t miss to click the photographs for the unforgettable memories.
How to get tickets?
The tickets are available at Jaleb Chowk Courtyards and valid for two days. The cost of the tickets for Indian tourists is 100/Rs each person and for Foreigners it is 500/Rs per person. There is some rebate in price for the kids, school students, senior citizens and college students.
The rate of composite tickets are for Indian tourists is 300/Rs each person and for Foreigners it is 1000/Rs per person and these tickets are valid to visit Amber Fort, Nahargarh Fort, Hawa Mahal, Jantar Mantar, Albert Hall Museum.
Kindly note that if you want to enjoy the Light show then you need to buy tickets separately for that which will be of around 200-250 each.
In spite of all this there is a lot to visit in Jaipur the Pink City. To plan your trip you must coordinate with the nearby tour and travel agent of Palace on Wheels, so that they will suggest you the best way to plan it in your budget with all comforts.
They have some combo plans and also provide services including food, conveyance, guide, comfortable hotels, local cabs and many other facilities. They will plan your trip in such a way that you will didn’t miss anything even manage your timings like that you can enjoy more places in minimum time. Surely you will spend a quality time there with your loved once.
The timings to visit Fort are from 10 in the morning to till 6 in the evening and the ticket will be of reasonable amount to visit the fort.
How to Reach Amber Fort
Every year tourists from all around the world comes to visit Jaipur and it is one of the famous Forts there. Tourists can prefer to come via train if they are in range of 1000-5000 KM from the Jaipur and exceeds from the 5000 and above KM, you must come via flight. Those who were in range of 1000-100 KM can come via bus, cab or own vehicles to the Jaipur.
After coming Jaipur you can book a taxi to reach Amber Fort from Jaipur which will be around 12 KM from there.
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