Amber Fort, Jaipur

  • Spend Time

    3 Hour

  • Best Time To Visit

    October To March

  • Timings

    Sunrise To Sunset

Jaipur

Rajasthan

Amber Fort Jaipur, Jaipur

The Amer Fort, located on a hill near Jaipur, is one of India's most spectacular palaces. This towering monument, also known as the Amber Fort, with its maze-like tunnels and serpentine stairs is an architectural marvel and holds important significance in Indian history. Amer Fort, located only 11 kilometres from Jaipur, is coated in pink and yellow sandstone and is part of a larger complex. Amer Fort, built in 1592 by one of Akbar's most loyal generals, Maharaja Man Singh I, served as the primary home of the Rajput rulers.

This fort-cum-palace, which spans 4 square kilometres, is a captivating reminder of the regal age and its magnificence. The Amer Fort's hilltop setting adds to its magnificence, making it a popular tourist destination. The fort is also known as Amer ka Kila, Amber Palace, Amber Fort, and Amer Palace. Despite its name, the Amer Palace was a residence for the Rajasthan royal family.

The fort is a well-known historical landmark and a fine example of Rajputana architecture. It is mainly famous for its elephant rides and the sound and light display, which attracts hundreds of tourists every day. The fort is an excellent example of Rajput artists' and architects' inventiveness and workmanship. Amer Fort is one of Rajasthan's oldest forts and speaks volumes about the state's magnificent past.

Best time to Visit Amber Fort

Jaipur experiences harsh summers and winters. The best month to visit the Amer Fort is between September and March. During these months, the weather remains nice and cool. The best time to visit the amber fort is at night, between 7 and 9 p.m. when you can enjoy the sound and light display as well as a sumptuous supper at the restaurant.

Things to do in Amber Fort

Amber Fort is today one of Jaipur's most popular tourist attractions. One can choose between a day and a night excursion. While the splendor of the day trip may be enjoyed by elephant rides that begin at the bottom of the hill and go all the way up to the fort, the night tour has its own brilliance.

There are a lot of things to do in Amber Fort. The light and sound performance begin with local folklore, legends, and myths then progress to the history of the fort itself. It reads the kings' histories as well as the sagas of the battles. Assimilate the Rajputana's splendor and the princely lives they led.

Another thrilling activity at the fort is the elephant ride to the palace's central courtyard. As you ride the elephant, your spirits will soar as you experience the physical highs and lows. It is a must-see attraction for visitors visiting Amer Fort. Elephant rides are so popular that practically all of the elephants are reserved on a daily basis. As you climb up the slope, you will be treated to breathtaking views.

The museum inside the palace allows you to also relive the history of the palace and the Rajputs. The lovely Char Garden, another spectacular spot in the fort that affords picturesque views of the town below, can be found in the Turban Museum.
 

Timings, Entrance Fee, Entry Point

1 Timings 8 AM to 7 PM
2 Entry Point Sun Gate, Suraj Pol
3 Entry Fee Foreigners – INR 550 per person 
Foreign Students – INR 100 per person
Indians – INR 50 per person Indian Students – INR 10 per person

 

Attractions Nearby Amber Fort

There are several attractions near Amer Fort that visitors may visit and learn about their history. Nearby attractions include Jaigarh Fort, Nahargarh Fort, Jagat Shiromani Ji Temple, Panna Meena ka Kund, and others.

The Jaigarh Fort

Jaigarh Fort is close to Amer Fort and Maota Lake. In 1726, Sawai Jai Singh II erected the fort to guard the Amer fort. The fort is also known as Victory Fort and is located on Cheel ka Teela, commonly known as the Hill of Eagles.

Panna Meena ka Kund

Panna Mian ki Baori or Panna Mian ka Kund are other names for Panna Meena ka Kund. It is around 0.6 kilometres away from Amer Fort. The kund is close to the Anokhi Museum.

The Jal Mahal

Jal Mahal is located in the midst of Man Sagar Lake, approximately 1.9 kilometres from Amer. Raja Jai Singh II erected the palace for his home in the 18th century. Rajput and Mughal architecture are used in the building.


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Frequently Asked Question

Q1. Are the elephant rides available at night as well in Amber Fort?

A1. If you want to ride an elephant, try to arrive early in the morning because there may be long lines later in the day.

Q2. Is there any place to have a meal at Amber food?

A2. Yes, the café in Amber Fort delivers wonderful meals, although it is on the pricey side.

Q3. Is it better to book guides or explore ourselves For Amber Fort?

A3. Local guides are preferable since they know every nook and corner of the palace and will make your trip less stressful.

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