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Amber Fort Jaipur

Visiting Hours : 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Contact No : 0141 253 0293

Entry Fee (In Indian Rupees):

Indian : Rs. 25.00  Student : 10
Foreigner : Rs. 200.00  Student : 100
Light Shows Timing (Onwords)

In English : 7.30 pm
Entry Fee : Rs. 200.00
In Hindi : 8:00 PM
Entry Fee : Rs. 100.00
Elephant Ride at Amber Palace for two persons Rs. 900/-

Amber Fort is located in Amer (a town with an area of 4 square kilometres (1.5 sq mi)), 11 kilometres (6.8 mi) from Jaipur, Rajasthan state, India. It is one of the principal tourist attractions in the Jaipur area, located high on a hill. Anber Fort Was Built By  Raja Man Singh I. Amber Fort is known for its artistic style, blending both Hindu and Rajput elements. With its large ramparts, series of gates and cobbled paths, the fort overlooks the Maota Lake, at its forefront.

The Amber Fort was built by ‘Raja Shri Maan Singh JI Saheb’ (Maan Singh I) (December 21, 1550 – July 6, 1614) in 16th century. Man Singh, one of the first war chiefs or the trusted general of the Emperor Akbar. Akbar included him among the ‘Navaratnas’, or the 9 (nava) gems (ratna) of the royal court. Man Singh began the construction of a fortress-palace of white and red sandstone i.e. Amber Fort in 1592. He was the Kacchwaha (Rajput) of King of Amber, a state later known as Jaipur. Nearby he ordered to set a small temple devoted to ‘Sheela Mata’, his patron goddess.

 

Diwaan-e-Aam and Diwaan-e-Khaas

Diwan-e-Aam or the ‘Hall of Public Audience’ is a beautiful hall stands on two rows of ornamented pillars and opens on three sides. It is said that king used to listen about needs and complaints of General public. ‘Diwan e-Khaas’ or the ‘Hall of Private Audience’ has delicate mosaic work in glass. In this hall, king used to meet special guests from other states, ministers, and his friends.

 

Sukh Niwaas (Sukh Mandir)

Sukh Niwaas, which is opposite to ‘Diwaan-e-Khaas’ having doors made of sandal wood and ivory. There is a channel running through the hall, which carried cool water that worked as an air cooler, with the aid of breeze. In this artistic hall cool climate was artificially created. It is said that the kings used to spend time in this Sukh Niwaas with their queens and sometimes with their mistresses that is why it is known as the residence of pleasure or pleasurable residence in English.

 

Sheesh Mahal

The Sheesh Mahal (Mirror Palace) is the most famous and beautiful part of Amber Fort. You must remember the song of the famous bollywood Classic Film ‘Mughal-E-Azam’ i.e. “pyaar kiya toh darna kya”, yes, it was shot in Sheesh Mahal. That song filmed beautifully but the all credit goes to the beauty of Sheesh mahal. The Walls and ceiling of this hall is carved with beautiful paintings and flowers and that too made with pure glass. The reason behind why this hall was made by glass because in ancient days the queen was not allowed to sleep in open air but she loved to see the stars shining. So the king ordered his architects to make something which could solve the purpose. The most stunning thing about this hall is that if someone burns two candles, then the reflection converts that small light into thousand of stars.

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About Jaipur

Jaipur is the capital and largest city of the Indian state of Rajasthan. It was founded on 18 November 1727 by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II, the ruler of Amber, after whom the city has been named. The city today has a population of 3.1 million. Jaipur is known as the Pink City of India.
 
The city is remarkable among pre-modern Indian cities for the width and regularity of its streets which are laid out into six sectors separated by broad streets 34 m (111 ft) wide.

Tourist Icons of Jaipur

  • The Palace quarter encloses the sprawling Hawa Mahal palace complex, formal gardens, and a small lake.
  • Nahargarh Fort, which was the residence of the King Sawai Jai Singh II, crowns the hill in the northwest corner of the old city.
  • The observatory, Jantar Mantar, is one of the World Heritage Sites.
  • jaipur is Included on the Golden Triangle tourist circuit, along with Delhi and Agra,
Climate of Jaipur
 
Jaipur has a hot semi-arid climate ,Temperatures remain relatively high throughout the year, with the summer months of April to early July having average daily temperatures of around 30 °C (86 °F). During the monsoon there are frequent, heavy rains and thunderstorms, but flooding is not common. The winter months of November to February are mild and pleasant, with average temperatures ranging from 15–18 °C ,however occasional cold waves that lead to temperatures near freezing.

Main Tourism sight-seeing in Jaipur
 
  •  Jaipur is a major tourist destination in India. In the 2008 Conde Nast Traveller Readers Choice Survey, Jaipur was ranked the 7th best place to visit in Asia.
  • The Presidential Suite at the Raj Palace Hotel, billed at US$45,000 per night, is listed at number 2 on World's 15 most expensive hotel suites complied by CNN in 2012
     
 
Famous Forts and Mouments in Jaipur
 

 
  •  Hawa Mahal,
  •  Amber Fort,
     
  •  Jaigarh Fort,
     
  •  Nahargarh Fort,
     
  •  City Palace,
     
  •  Jantar Mantar,
     
  •  Jal Mahal,
     
  •  Rambagh Palace,
     
  •  Central Museum,
     
  •  Albert Hall Museum.

Temples and places for worship in Jaipur
 
Jaipur has th numerous temples and religious places. It is because of the numerous temples that it is sometimes also known as Chhoti Kashi. Some of the famous temples in Jaipur include the following

 

  •  Govind Dev Ji Temple
  •  Galtaji
     
  •  Lakshmi Narayan Mandir commonly known as Birla Temple
     
  •  Garh Ganesh Temple
     
  •  Panchayati Hall
Other places of interest in jaipur
 Chand Baori
 Chokhi Dhani
 Kathputhli slum
 Raj Mandir Cinema
 
IPL Cricket matches in jaipur
in 2013, IPL cricket tournament has started in jaipur. Holiday travel offers IPL cricket tournament tours & packages for jaipur IPL. The IPL Cricket schedule also confirmed that the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur will host all of Rajasthan Royals' home games. Earlier, the BCCI had relocated Royals' games to Ahmedabad and Rajkot, following a prolonged standoff between the Rajasthan Cricket Association and the Rajasthan state sports council - which owns the stadium - over the use of the ground