Amer fort Jaipur: Jaipur, Rajasthan has three famous forts Amer Fort, Nahagarh Fort and
Jaigarh Fort Located 11 km from Jaipur, Amer fort is one of the most important
tourist’s attraction in Jaipur. It is located in Amer town. Amer Fort was built on a
hill with red sandstone and marble. The architecture of the Amer Fort is a blend of Mughals and
Hindu Rajputs. The main water source for this fort is Moata Lake which can be
viewed from the fort. This fort was built in the year 1592 by Raja
Mansingh. It was declared as UNESCO
world heritage site in 2013. The huge and magnificent fort consists of Diwan E
Aam, Diwan E khas, Sheesh Mahal and Sukh Niwas. The Moata lake enhances the
beauty of the fort. After the sunsets the reflection of the fort in the lake is
The fort has
beautiful intricate designs on the walls. The Amer fort has four sections which has
its own entry gate and courtyard. The main entry is at Suraj Pol which further
leads to Jalebi Chowk. Here usually the army people celebrated their victory
after the war. Whatever won in the war was displaced here to have a look at it
by the royal women and locals. Sila Devi
temple is located to the right of Jalebi Chowk.
From the Jalebi Chowk one can also directly go to the main palace, but
it is recommended to first visit the Sila Devi temple before going to main
palace. The main door of the temple is gorgeously covered with silver. There is
also a carving of Lord Ganesha which is made from single piece of coral. Hiring a guide is always recommended
otherwise one would miss many intricate details.
The second courtyard in the Amer Fort leads to Diwan I Aam or public audience hall where the Maharaja would hear the grievances of the public. As further one proceeds in the Amer fort in Jaipur they head to third courtyard which is maharaja’s private quarters and other royal members resided here. This courtyard which is beautiful has two buildings which is separated by Mughal style garden. To the left of the entrance is the Jai Mandir or the sheesh Mahal. The Sheesh Mahal is fully covered with convex mirrors.
It was built by Raja Mansingh in 16th century for the royal
women. The construction is in such a way that even a single light ray light up
the whole Mahal. To the opposite of Jai Mandir is the Sukh Niwas, also known as
Hall of Pleasure. The entrance door to this is of the huge sandal wood with
ivory inlaid work. The last and the fourth courtyard consisted of living rooms
for royal women's mainly Queens and Rajmatha. The rooms in Amer Fort were designed in such a
way that Maharaja could visit any queen of his choice without being noticed by
other queens. The tripolia gate means
three gates to the palace. One opens at Jalebi Niwas, another at ManSingh
Palace and the last one at Zeona Deorhi.
wait till evening to see the sound and the light show that takes place at the
palace even today. The timings of the fort are from 9:30-4:30. Best time to
visit Jaipur is from October- March. Since the fort is very huge, one may spend
half a day in Amer fort. Tourists need to keep hydrating themselves. Jaipur can
be reached by road from Delhi and nearby places. Travelling in Jaipur is convenient
and easy. Some other important tourist destination places in Jaipur are Hawa Mahal, city palace, Jantar Mantar
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