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Located eleven kilometres away from Jaipur, Amer Fort is the crown of this royal city. The astonishing castle, glittering ornamentation, picturesque courtyards, fascinating Palace of Man Singh I, prestigious Diwan-i-am and Diwan-i-has and mesmerising garden with magical flowers reflects the gleaming glory of Raja Man Singh's era.
Explore the majestic beauty of Amer Fort in Jaipur
Amer Fort features four yards on each of its floors. The staircases of Jalebi Chowk lead to the first impressive courtyard. ëGanesh Polí is the main entrance gate with several frescos and paintings. The second courtyard consists of Diwan-e-Aam and Diwan-e-Khas with twenty-seven colonnades and galleries above it. Embellished with sculptures and mosaic, the third courtyard was the private area of the Maharajas and royal family members. It has two buildings, each facing towards each other. The Garden area catches the view with its vivid flora and fauna and fascinating design of the Mughal pattern. The fourth courtyard homed to the Zenana. Featuring several living rooms, it is the residential area of the queens. This beautiful structure from the sixteenth-century will mesmerise you with its unexpected charm and beauty.
Located on the right side of Jalebi Chowk, Sila Devi Temple is an elegant structure. It homes Goddess Sila who was an epitome of Kali and Durga. The entrance door exhibits Lord Ganesha carved with a single piece of exquisite coral covered silver cotes. The temple is famous for its religious rituals of animal sacrifice. During the ëNavratri,í Maharaja Jai Singh used to offer buffaloes and goats to sanctum Sila Devi which is now banned under the law of 1975.
Located at the opposite side of Deewan-e-Khaas, the Sukh Niwas is famous for its entrance doors which are made up of ivory and sandalwood. These doors lead you to the main hall embellished with marbles and bright mosaic. The channel running through the hall works as an air cooler providing a mild and pleasing breeze. The kings spend time with their queens and concubines in this area of the fort. Sukh Niwas is considered the most delightful and pleasurable section of Amer Fort.
Sheesh Mahal is the ëmirror palaceí of the fort. The fascinating paintings and lovely flowers carved on beautiful ceilings and walls of This hall is made up of pure glass. It consists of a garden area in Mughal style and a Tripolia Gate. The main attraction of Amer Fort lies in here. It is ëMagic Flower.í Carved on the marble panel of the pillar with two fluttering butterflies, the artistic marvel throbs the heart of millions. Hiding the panel partially makes the seven unique designs visible in a special way. It exhibits lotus, fishtail, cobra, lionís tail, scorpion, elephant trunk, and a cob of corn. The reason for the construction of this Sheesh Mahal was that the queens in the ancient era were not allowed to sleep in the open, but they loved to look at the sensational shining stars. So the king decided to build a magnificent structure which can fulfil the desires of his beloved queens. The two enlightened candles reflect as thousands of stars in the mirror. The beauty of this Sheesh Mahal is not limited to the fort but has spread outside in the present era. Remember the famous Bollywood song ëPyaar Kia Toh Darna Kyaí from the iconic movie ëMughal-e-Azam.í Yes. It was shot in the majestic Sheesh Mahal.
How to Get Tickets?
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How To Get Around?
Tourist prefer exploric this majestic fort on foot.Being located on a hill , i.e., Cheel ka Tila, you may take the exciting elephant ride which might be a short one but surely an enjoyable one.
What Should I Wear?
Dress decently as India is a culturally rich country. Prefer to pack the apparels of great leisure and comfort. Cotton tees and shirts will look great with denim and trousers. You can take skirts, plazo, bell bottoms and casual tops. Wear good shoes or flat footwear as you need to walk a lot in the fort. Sunglasses, hat, and scarf are optional.
Best Time to Visit
October and March are the best months to explore the majestic palaces and gardens of Amer Fort. The cool breeze and light temperature of these months will promote an enthusiastic mood. However,it is highly crowded in January due to ëJaipur Literature Fest.í The months from July to September are recommend for those who love to enjoy the rain. Avoid going in April through June as these are the hottest months.
Will I Need a Guide?
No. The website information is sufficient for this tour
How To Get There?
Jaipur is easy to reach by plane, car, bus, or train. Jaipur International Airport is the prime gateway for foreign visitors. However, Jaipur Junction Railway Station serves several trains across India.You can travel by auto-rickshaw, cabs, and buses. Prefer to hire a private vehicle for the comfortable ride. You can catch public buses from Ajmeri Gate and MI Road to Amer Fort.
Amer Fort is a popular attraction with immense artistic marvel. Spend some quality time here to explore its beauty. Buy the ticket in advance. Being the prime site, it holds crowd most of the time. Prefer to visit the fort during weekdays for a leisure tour. Carry water bottles, hats, and shades for sun protection. Take care of your bags and valuables.