Traveling to the Pink City is not meant to be completed unless one explores the marvel – Amer Fort or Amber Fort. It is often considered one of the best things to do in Jaipur which is around 11 kilometers away from the city center. Sprawling over 4 sq. km. The Amer Fort and Palace is truly spellbinding that reminds us of the royal era and its grandeur. Something that makes the fortress even more charming and splendid is its hilltop location. The majestic fortress is known by many different names, such as Amer ka Kila, Amber Palace, and Amber Fort. Despite its name, the Amber Palace was a residential site for royal families in Rajasthan.
In this blog, we will discuss everything about Amer Fort and Palace, including its history, architecture, light and sound show, and famous attractions of the fortress. So, continue reading this travel blog of Rajasthan Cab and know what makes Amer Fort a must-visit site in Jaipur Tourism.
History of Amber Fort –
Quite a fascinating architectural wonder, Amber Fort traces its existence since 967 CE. During that time, Alan Singh was the ruler of the Chanda clan of Meenas. It was the first to build the fort and they were also responsible for the settlement of Amer. In 1592, Raja Man Singh of the Kachwaha clan, one of Emperor Akbar’s nine jewels built Amer ka Kila on the remnants of the old structure. During the Rajput ruler’s reign, the fort was constantly renovated further by different rulers, and Raja Man Singh’s descendant, Sawai Jai Singh completed the last additions to the fort and built the Amer Palace as we know it today.
The architecture of Amer Fort –
The fine architectural design of the Amer Fort was built using red and white sandstone and marble work which is a perfect fusion of Hindu and Mughal styles of architecture. From its hilltop, the fort flaunts colorful and vibrant designs. One of the palace’s main attractions is its impressive carvings of Hindu gods and goddesses on the walls and ceilings. The Amber Palace is divided into four sections each of which has a courtyard. The entry gates of the palace’s courtyards are designed with the stunning Rajput style of architecture that adds a unique character to it.
The Amber Palace features many architectures like Sukh Mandir, Ganesh Pol, Sheesh Mahal, etc. which will be the main highlight of your visit to Amber Fort on the Jaipur Sightseeing tour. There are paintings of famous Rajput rulers and ancient hunting styles adorning the Palace’s walls giving it a vibrant look but a deeper one reveals its rich culture of ancient times.
Popular Attractions at Amber Fort –
Visiting Amber Fort and Palace will take up to 3 hrs to explore the magnificent fort comfortably and completely. Inside the fort and palace, you will see
- Suraj Pol
- Jaleb Chowk
- Ganesh Pol
- Sheesh Mahal
- Sukh Niwas
- Zenana Mahal
Amber Fort Light and Sound Show –
Every evening, a play of laser lights on the fort’s walls accompanied by stories from Rajputana times of a bygone era. This show highlights local legends, and folklore, and celebrates the maestros of folk music, giving a taste of Rajputana glory and grandeur. The light and sound show at Amber Fort is the main highlight of the Jaipur Night Tour as well. In this show, performances take place at Kesar Kyari on Maota Lake and is recommended to arrive at least 30 minutes before.
Whenever you plan your Jaipur 3 Days Tour Package or 4 days tour plan, do not miss on getting a visit to this Amber Fort Palace. So, make sure your bucket includes this historic landmark and experience the historic and heritage charm it beholds.