Amer Fort- the best tourist attraction of Jaipur with unexpected beauty and charm.

Posted By : Anushka Singh/ 1957 0

India is a land of rich cultural heritage. The nation has been ruled by many rulers who have left their mark in the history of our nation. You can find big forts and other monuments that are an emblem of ancient architecture and also showcase the strength of the rulers of that era. When we are talking about forts then Amer Fort holds its own significance. This fort was built in 16th century by Maan Singh, who was the trusted general of Akbar. Amer Fort is also popularly known as the Amber Fort and is an important tourist destination. This magnificent fort comprises an extensive palace complex, built from pale yellow and pink sandstone, and white marble, and is divided into four main sections, each with its own courtyard.

The fort has been carved out of white and red sandstone and is exemplary when it comes to construction. The Fort exemplifies the amalgamation of Rajput and Hindu style of architecture and the embellishments implicate the amalgamation of the Hindu and Muslim style.

The key source of attraction in this fort is the carving on the roof. You can easily find paintings of ancient hunting styles, large and small portraits of the Rajput rulers. Apart from having picturesque architecture, the fort also has many other buildings that perfectly complement the fort construction, some of the popular parts of the Amer Fort include Diwan-e-Aam, SukhMandir, Sheesh Mahal and many others.


The fort is based 11 kilometers from the city of Jaipur. The gate of the fort opens at 8 AM and remain open until 6 PM.

You can also enjoy elephant ride from 7:30 to 12:30 in the afternoon. The fort is also a hub for light show which is again a key source of attraction of Amber Fort. The light show in Hindi begins from 8 PM whereas the English light show starts at 7:30 PM.

What you should not miss at Amer Fort-

  • Elephant ride is a must if you are visiting this place.
  • Light show in English and Hindi
  • Char garden- you can see the entire city from here
  • Classical dance program organized at the Sukh Mahal in the evening.
  • Food at Surabhi restaurant located within the fort
  • Puppet Show

Nearby Tourist Attractions

  • Jaigarh Fort
  • Aravalli Hills
  • Vijay Garh
The Amber Fort/Palace is a beautiful structure that was built by Raja Man Sing in the 16th century. Don’t forget to check out the ‘Sheesh Mahal’, ‘Diwan-i-Aam’ and ‘Sukh Mahal’ also. The fort is a ten-minute walk uphill and your little trek will be worth the wonders that it offers.

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