20 Things To View in Amber Fort

Amber Fort

Amber fort is built using the red as well as white stone marbles. The fort is built in with a mix of Hindu- Muslim style which takes us back to the 17th century.

Light show is the most important thing which one should not miss while visiting this fort. This lightening takes place every evening between 6:30pm to 7:30 pm. The photography charges are Rs 100 for Indian and Rs. 200 for foreigners. This symphony of lights illuminates the entire Amber Fort. This show highlights the historical background of Jaipur and it seems to be an educative dose. It shows its sovereigns, monuments and ancient anecdotes of Jaipur. The show is of 50 minutes and shows us the real royal journey. Many efforts are taken up to prepare this show. Architecture of the fort is also very impressive which is illuminated at night as we can also watch the show from the bottom of the hill.

Other Attraction in Amber Fort

Suraj Pol is the entrance gate of the fort which is decorated in a traditional way, by walking through this gate we will reach Jaleb Chowk, this is a chowk where army people were welcomed when they came back from border. Beyond this chowk lies a maze of palaces, gardens and temples. One of the temple is of Shila Mata, which is dedicated to Goddess Kali and this temple was built in 16th century. There is Diwan-i-Am hall where Maharajas used to conduct the Darbars.

On the entrance of the next section Ganesh Pol is situated . The gate in itself has a lot of importance as through this gate queens or ladies used to welcome the battle – won kings with scented water as well as through flowers. The gate is surrounded by a Mughal style garden and looks a glimpse of royalty. To preserve this garden entrance to this garden is restricted which helped to a very large extent to maintain its royalty.

Sheesh Mahal is one of the most exciting feature of this fort which is adorned with thousands of mirror tiles as well as colored glasses on its wall as well as on ceiling. This Mahal brings a source to life with thousands of flickering reflections.The pillars are also designed very well, out of which one has uniquely designed flower carved at its base,which shows different color of flowers when we see from different angles. Outside part of Amber fort is imposing as well as rugged looking whereas it is more beautiful from inside. Jas Mandir also has fantastic work which is just above the Sheesh Mahal. This Mandir is also known as the Hall of Private Audience.

The most beautiful structure in the Amber Fort is Jai Mandir .It is double floored and covered with white marble pavilion which overlooks the third courtyard garden , The Aram Bagh.

There is one another hall known as Hall of Private Audience or Jas Mahal which is just above the Sheesh Mahal. It is featured with fabulous alabaster work, extra ordinary floral glass inlay designs, and smooth marble lattices. Many chambers, rooms and galleries are also there which were once used by princes and other royalty. A museum, garden and Maota Lake below the fort are other pieces of interest at Amber Fort.

Char Bagh garden lies beyond this, which has lais out in four-quartered style favored by the Mughals. In Char garden we can enjoy panoramic views of the Pink City. Sukh Mahal is situated across this which includes cooling system apart from beautifully designed. Like the Gunijan Khana in the past by which kings ued to enjoy, a ‘Mehfil’ similar to that is there for the entertainment of tourists. Classical dance take place every evening,and the tickets for this concert can be bought from Amer fort ticket window.

Surabhi restaurant is there where different cuisines are served which include Indian, Chinese , Rajasthani and European.Freshly baked Indian bread tandoor food is also made in clay oven which are available. We can enjoy a lot at dinner time as well, such as a puppet show, and songs are sung by Rajasthani bhopas .

World largest collection of turbans is also there in the Turban Museum, there is no fee for this museum. At the foothills of the palace lies the old township of Amber. Jagat Siromani temples, Narsingh temple, Panna Mian ki Baodi are some of the places of interest. The cobbled streets and the ruins of old havelies give the place an old world.

Zenana quarters are the Royal family women quarters which were residence of ladies of royal house.from the Tripolia gate these quarters are accessible. Tripolia gate is a third courtyard which means three gates. It opens in three different directions. One gate is towards the Zenana quarters. Second gate opens at the Jaleb Chowk, and the third gate opens to Man Singh Palace.

Apart from this, there is also a premier gate which is known as Lion Gate. It is a guarded gate and opens to the private quarters in the palace courtyard

Nishan Parade at Amber Fort

Nishan ParadeThe Maharaja Sawai Man Singh was the first colonel and commanding officer of the battalion of Nishan Parade. The Nishan ceremony began with nishan (symbol) puja, followed by nishan parade, the traditional nishan puja and is concluded with nishan vidai. The factual anniversary of the Nishan parade falls on September 1.

According to Pankaj Dharendra, superintendent, Amber Development and Management Authority, “The 17th battalion of the Rajputana Rifles is a direct descendant of the erstwhile Jaipur State Forces unit. And historically the unit was recognized under the aegis of Maharaja Sawai Man Singh on September 1, 1934 and he was entrusted with the responsibility of carrying the state flag, also called the Sawai Man flag.”

The spectacular ‘Nishan Parade’ that took place at Jaleb Chowk after 78 years will go down in the annals of history as the second big event for the 17th Battalion of Rajputana Rifles and the Amber Fort. Since the 17th battalion of the Rajputana Rifles is connected with the Jaipur royal family, it was a matter of great pride and honour to be a part of this ceremony. An Army battalion got back its deity after 70 long years when 17 Rajputana Rifles or the former Sawai Man Battalion conducted a “hawan” at the Shila Mata temple at the Amber Fort near here on Saturday.

The serving officers as well as veterans of the infantry battalion, which is fondly referred to as “Sawai Man Guards” after the army of the former rulers of Jaipur, felt proud to be part of an ancient legacy inherited from the erstwhile kingdom. On this auspicious occasion, the colours of the former Jaipur State and of the battalion were brought in a parade by a military guard. The head priest of the historic Shila Mata temple at the fort blessed the flags carrying out the traditional rites and rituals. The atmosphere reverberated with mantras and salutation of the unit in support of the gallant past and prodigious bonding of the veterans and valiant serving soldiers. The event was a visual treat for tourists and citizens of Jaipur alike.

Amber Fort Facts and Sheesh Mahal in Amber fort

Sheesh Mahal

Facts about Amber Fort

Amber Fort of Jaipur attracts thousands of tourists every year, and it plays a crucial role in Jaipur tourism. It is situated eleven kilometers from Jaipur on the Delhi Jaipur Highway. it is a major attraction to visitors round the globe and the local people also enjoys the fort. The outer part of the Amber Fort in Jaipur is made of red sandstone which is plastered as white and seems like white marble.

The fort also has enormous historical significance and is the best example of fine architecture as well. Inside the Fort there are several paintings and artworks which will attract and astounds at the same time. Even though the fort is hundreds of years old, the exclusive decoration done on the fort’s is astonishing. The paintings of hunting murals on the walls of the fort and exclusive mirror and glass work in the rooms structures the beauty of the fort.

Rambagh Palace is situated in the vicinity of Amber Fort and this attraction makes an interesting side trip when you visits Jaipur. The Fort and the palace both are very beautiful. It was built in the year 1592 by the Rajah Man Singh I. Raja man Singh improved the design of the fort over the time of his reign. To the right of the Amber Fort Maotha Lake is situated and it provides a double image of the fort on many days.

This trip can include romance for many as the view of the huge fort perched behind the lake and seems to be very beautiful. It offers incredible architecture and history, and are luxurious on the inside. Most visitors who come to Jaipur combine the fort with other area monuments to get a feel of the history and beauty the city has to offer.

Sheesh Mahal

In the Amber Fort, Sheesh Mahal or the Palace of Mirrors is located. The Sheesh Mahal is a delightful hall with numerous mirrors and is famous throughout the whole world as one of the major tourist attractions. The construction of this hall is done in such a way that even if a single ray of light enters the Mahal then this light would be replicated in the mirrors and the entire hall would have a natural light up and will be enlightened.

Sheesh Mahal is one of the most exciting feature of this fort which is adorned with thousands of mirror tiles as well as colored glasses on its wall as well as on ceiling. This Mahal brings a source to life with thousands of flickering reflections.The pillars are also designed very well, out of which one has uniquely designed flower carved at its base, which shows different color of flowers when we see from different angles.

The literal meaning of Sheesh Mahal is “mirrored”. It is decorated by patterned mosaics, coloured glass and mirrors are all over there from floor to ceiling creating a palace of unbelievable beauty. The most awe-inspiring thing to observe is the Hall of Mirrors is that one candle was enough to light the entire hall of fort because of these mirror.

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Diwan- E- Aam or The Hall of Public Audience

Diwan- E- Aam

Diwan- E- Aam

It is a delicate palace which can be seen while visiting the Amber Fort. It has forty pillars and is a best example of intricate craftsmanship. It was built by Mirza Raja Jai Singh between 1631-40, it is located close to the Machchhi Bhawan. The wide assembly hall measures 201′ by 67′ and has flat roof with two gateways of arched red sandstone to the north and south. The hall is divided in three parts and has nine bold arches. This is built in red sandstone and is plastered with white shell plaster which looks like white marble. There is also a raised rectangular stage from where the emperor used to address the audience.

Diwan- E- Aam is the initial fragile palace that will be seen, as one come across the the palace region through an inflicting stairway. The forty pillars of the chamber have carved out paintings by the artisans of Rajasthan and precious stones are embedded on them.

It is featured with fabulous alabaster work, extra ordinary floral glass inlay designs, and smooth marble lattices. Many chambers, rooms and galleries are also there which were once used by princes and other royalty. A separate place similar to a pavilion is also there from where Maharajahs used to receive its general public and used to hear their problems and several issues regarding the kingdom. During the proceedings the king used to sit in the mid of the chamber with his prominent courtiers and officers on the northern side and the less prominent officials and the general public sat on the western part of the chamber and in the adjoining courtyard.

From the southern area of this palace the royal ladies used to watch the proceedings of Diwan- E- Aam from the Zenana house which means Women’s quarters and that’s why this part was always kept clear. Shah Jahan was very fond of marble which can be seen in Diwan- E- Aam or Hall of Public Audience. It was built in marble and it was the place where the Raja addresses its general public as well as other courtiers from its nobility.

Takht-i-Murassa‘ or the Throne room was made in marble and was embedded with precious stones and was connected with a three arched Jharokha. This room also have a way to the royal apartments from where the royal ladies used to watch the ceremonials of Diwan- E- Aam through the windows made of marble and these windows are covered with perforated screens on both sides of the Throne while not being seen by those in the hall. There is a dias of marble known as ‘Baithak’ below the chamber. Baithak serves the seat of Wazir, who reads the news to the emperor. There were silver balustrades for the nobility, where the courtiers used to stand according to their positions and ranks.

Opposite to the Diwan- E- Aam is the Sukh Nivas, which have doors of sandalwood and are decorated with ivory. There is a way running through the hall, which carried chilled water in earlier times which acts as an air cooler with the help of the breeze. The rooms have the magnificent decoration of mirrors. The shining mirrors lustures the walls and ceilings of the hall and can easily spellbind any visitor with their complex designs and patterns.

Ganesh pol in Amber Fort, jai mandir in Amber Fort ,jas mindir in Amber Fort

Ganesh Pol:

Ganesh Pol is in the south side of the courtyard of the palace in the Amber Fort. It was built in the honor of Mughal Emperors under whom the Maharajas of Jaipur served in their army. Ganesh Pol has an alluring image of elephant headed god. It is build in the architectural style of kingdom and Lord Ganesha(elephant God) is in the middle of the long arch. And the interesting fact is that Lord Ganesha is not put in the traditional style but in the profile.

This depicts the viewer about the Hindu traditions rather than depicting the real god. It is one of the seven gates of Amber Fort and it was built between 1611 and 1667. This gate of Amber Fort is a royal mix of Mughal and Rajput architectural styles. This was built to access the private sections of the Amber Palace by the royals. It is one among the marvels of the dignified palace.

It is great to see that the curved gate has been painted with vegetable dyes and still retains its originality. The typical traditional ornaments are embedded on the gate which is worth watching in the entire fort. Ganesh Pol is a majestic path to the elegant and beautiful royal garden. The images are carved out with charming colours which attracts the tourists. this was built by Rajaputra clan, Jayasingh II.

Jai Mandir:

Jai Mandir, also known as “The Hall of Victory”. Jai Mandir was constructed later by Mirza Raja Jai Singh I. Mandir have lusted ceiling with embedded mirror poeces in it. Insid the Jai Mandir, there is a Hall of Private audiene or ‘Diwan-E-Khas’ which is more likely seems to be as that of decoration and ornamentation of Jai Mandir and also “Sheesh Mahal” which is known for its mirror work. Several pieces of mirrors increases the beauty of walland the cieling, and a liitke spark of light illuminates the entire room.

The most beautiful structure in the Amber Fort is Jai Mandir .it is double floored and covered with white marble pavilion which overlooks the third courtyard garden , The Aram Bagh. It was built by Jai Singh I in the 17th century and is divided in three parts: the Diwan-i-Khas (Hall of the Private Audience) on the ground floor, a hall named Sheesh Mahal (Glass Palace) adjacent to Diwan-i-Khas, and the Jas Mandir (Hall of Glory) on the upper floor. The interior of Jai Mandir is well decorated. All the walls and roofs of the three parts are covered with small mirror pieces and also with white marbles. Secret meetings of Maharajas were held in these three parts. The lower portion of Jai Mandir is Glass Palace or “Sheesh Mahal”. This is the private lining area of the male members of the royal family and court. The sides of the interior walls are decorated with glass pieces and floral petals.

Jas Mandir :

Diwan-E-Khas or the Hall of Private Audience is also one of the attractions of the Amber Palace. It was built in 1623 A.D. during the reign of Mirza Raja Jai Singh from 1621 to 1627 A.D. and it took around six years in completion of construction. The Maharaja used to meet his special guests here. It is known as Jai Mandir and because of its glass work, it is also known as Sheesh Mahal or the Glass Mahal. Jas Mandir or the Yash Mandir is the upper part of Diwan-E-Khas and have magnificent floral designs with glass in them. Glass were imported from Belgium in 1623 A.D. which are used in Sheesh Mahal.

In the Jas Mandir, Hamams or the baths are located in the northern side. In summers the arched opening is covered with a screen woven with a aromatic grass known as Khas. It keeps the palace cool in hot summers. The Khas screens are moistened with water within short span of time which cools the air passing from the Khas and also carries a fragrance of grass into the palace-chambers.

A little garden is made in the classical Mughal pattern in front of Sheesh Mahal which is known as Char-Bag or Four gardens. The Rajas used to rest in the Sukh Niwas which is facing towards Sheesh Mahal.

Hotels Nearby Amber Fort To Stay

Bast Hotels hospitality and ambience Nearby Amber Fort :

1. K K Royal Days : it is a 4 star hotel and is located few kilometres away from Amber Fort. It offers unique combination of ethnic traditional and ultra modern facilities. There are 66 rooms in the hotel. Round the Clock coffee shop serves snacks and beverages. Other hotel facilities include a conference and a banquet hall, a gymnasium, a swimming pool and a lounge with a library. The guests can avail of the conference room and the banquet hall, which are ideal for conducting meetings and parties respectively.

2. Trident hotel- Trident reflects the traditional Rajasthani architecture and it has 135 rooms that offers the sight seeing of the Mansagar Lake and the Aravalli ranges. A swimming pool, a fitness centre and a nearby golf course are all available for recreation. Kids Club, a play area with toys and variety of games, and baby sitter service is also there. A well-equipped conference room that can hold up to 80 people is ideal for holding meetings.

3. The Gold Palace & Resorts- This hotel is located in Jaipur (Mansagar Lake), close to Jal Mahal, Amber Fort, and Jaigarh Fort. Also nearby are Gaitor and Amber Palace. it comprises of three restaurants and it also features an outdoor pool. LCD televisions with digital channels are there. Guestrooms are featured with refrigerators, air conditioning, and safes.

4. Hotel Malak Mahal Palace: This hotel is located in Jaipur (Mansagar Lake), close to Jal Mahal, Amber Fort, and Gaitor. Local attractions also include Nahargarh Fort and City Palace. In addition to a restaurant, Hotel Malak Mahal Palace contains 24-hour room service. Other amenities include an Internet service and tour/ticket assistance. Guestrooms have air conditioning, minibars, Internet access, and phones.

5. Holiday Inn Jaipur: it is Located on Amer Road and it is a5 Star hotel. It is built on traditional Rajasthani-style of architecture. It overlooks the magnificent Aravali Ranges. It contains 72 well furnished rooms. International and Indian cuisine are available. Coffee shop complemented with puppet shows. There is also a bar to liven and revitalize tired spirits. There is also an outdoor village restaurant, with an authentic Indian rural backdrop with folk dancers, fortune – teller and fire eater performances, and serves mouth-watering traditional fare.

6. Hotel Glitz: it contains 35 well furnished rooms equipped with most of the basic modern amenities. Traditional folk dances, puppet and cultural shows are also arranged by the hotel to explore the rich Rajasthani culture. Other services are provided are like day laundry, currency exchange counter, ample car parking, a travel desk and more. Hotel also makes Spa and salon arrangements.

7. Mahar Haveli Bed & Breakfast: 18 rooms are there in the hotel which are spread over the 2 floors. Provide services like home and modern comforts such as balcony/terrace, mini bar, refrigerator, internet services. One can easily relax after a busy day. This hotel is a good choice for travelers to Jaipur. It offers a relaxed and hassle-free day.

8. Hotel Royal Sheraton: Hotel Royal Sheraton is located near to the Hawa Mahal . Maintain 20 well furnished rooms. Also has bar in hotel so that guests can easily chill out, which is open from 10a.m to 10p.m. Conference and banquet facilities are also provided by the hotel. There is also free parking space within the hotel premises.

Best 20 Travelers View From Different 20 Countries About Amber Fort

Best 20 Travelers Reviews From Different 20 Countries

Yasand Tim from Melbourne: This sight is amazing!! The palace is beautiful and the views of the other forts on the hills surrounding are stunning. Definately worth the trip out to see it.


Akriwun from Bangkok: Easy to do and appreciate if you have a guide and are reasonably fit – there are quite a lot of stairs. Incredible vistas of the surrounding hills and valley


Juaan from Scotland: This was a fantastic place to visit. Impressive and amazing but I do regret taking the elephant ride and will not do it again – the elephant ride definitely dulled the experience of the fort. We saw several mahouts carrying a spike/hook type thing which caused us alarm and whilst we are not experts on elephants we did feel sorry for them.


Cheezypuf from Dublin: Our journey to the Amber Fort started with an elephant ride up the steep hill leading to the entrance. We thoroughly enjoyed the ride, but were inundated by hawkers trying to sell us everything from rugs to ornaments to photos of ourselves. Once inside the main entrance we dismounted the elephant and paid in. We bought a combo ticket for 300 rupees which includes the wind palace, Albert Museum and a couple of other places. It’s better value than paying the admission to the Amber fort alone which is 200 rupees.


Ketheren from France: The fort and buildings were beautiful. We didn’t follow the crowd and found some of the best bits by exploring promising looking doorways and stair cases. We were expected to tip pretty much everyone we saw, even including the army guards and cleaners. The constant demands for money got a bit wearing.My advice would be to take your time and a bottle of water and to be polite but firm with the hawkers and you’ll enjoy the fort.


Sokuvale from Uk: This place used to be the capital of the Kachhwaha clan until 1727 when Jaipur was made the official capital. Construction was started in the middle of the 16th century by Raja Man Singh I and it is built in white marble and red sandstone. It is more than just a fort and palace. It seems like a small city because of the sheer size of the place. One will spend the better part of a day just walking around the inside of this structure. An added attraction to one’s visit here is the elephant ride.


Dedel from California : This is the top attraction in Jaipur and your trip to Jaipur will not be considered complete unless you visit the Amer Fort which is located on the outskirts of Jaipur.At the outset, let me inform you that the best part of the fort is the Sound and Light Show which happens every evening at 5:30pm (Hindi) and 6:30pm (English). Please enquire about the timings as they may change from time to time. If I remember correctly the ticket cost is Rs.250 per person. This beautiful sound and light show gives you the history of the Amer Fort right from the time it was built to the time the last of the Rajput Kings lived in the fort. The show is very informative from thehistorical perspective, is well scripted and the sound and light is co-ordinated very well. Full marks to the government of Rajasthan (tourism department) for putting up a world class show which we can be really proud of, I could hear the firangi foreigners cooing in delight at the end of the show.


Sohajul from US: To visit the fort you need to take the car up the hill (there is parking on top) and enter from the back gate or you can go up the main entrance of the fort on Elephant Back. This fort was depicted in Jodha Akbar as well as Hum Saath Saath Hain and both the movies show entry through the main entrance either on Horseback of elephant back. If you take the car route, when you get off make sure you are not eating anything as there are monkeys all around who will come and snatch anything edible from your hand.


Smith from England: The fort is marvelous and I have never seen such incredible fort before. The Amber Fort-The old capital of the Kachhwahas stands atop a range of craggy hills. The fort is remarkable as much for the majestic grandeur of its surroundings as for its sturdy battlements and beautiful palaces. The Hall of Public Audience is a beautifully proportioned hall open on three sides and stands on two rows of ornamented pillars. Diwan e-Khas or the Hall of Private Audience has delicate mosaic work in glass. Sukh mandir is guarded by sandalwood doors inlaid with ivory. Throughout the massive fort finely carved lattice windows, exquisitely painted doorways, halls and finely sculptured pillars crave for attention.The old city of Amer was the seat of power and bustling with life and prosperity.


Lia from Thailand: BEAUTIFUL & AMAZING. I were stunned!!! Amber fort is a must visit place in jaipur. Take time to visit this beautiful place. Need atleast one full day and take your time, you will discover the beautiful architecture. Sad i didnt know much about the place and since we were visiting jaipur for a day trip so our time were really limited here at Amber fort.


Leizibith from China says: I loved it. The huge darwazaa’s (doors) and rooms that were once ladened with beautiful interiors, were once bedrooms of the many queens of past. One can also relax and sip coffee or enjoy the lovely food served at one of the restaurants in the fort.


Satyaraaz from Sri Lanka says: Amer fort known as Amber Fort is a 16th century built fort is a blend of a hindu and mughul architecture.Thus within mighty walls the charming gardens and magnificent palaces made from marble and precious stones.The royal elephant ride is additional attraction for tourist. Awesome place


Salsajo from Singapore says: This is the top attraction in Jaipur and your trip to Jaipur will not be considered complete unless you visit the Amer Fort which is located on the outskirts of Jaipur.


Solange from Singapur says:At the outset, let me inform you that the best part of the fort is the Sound and Light Show which happens every evening at 5:30pm (Hindi) and 6:30pm (English). Please enquire about the timings as they may change from time to time. If I remember correctly the ticket cost is Rs.250 per person. This beautiful sound and light show gives you the history of the Amer Fort right from the time it was built to the time the last of the Rajput Kings lived in the fort. The show is very informative from the historical perspective, is well scripted and the sound and light is co-ordinated very well.


Frieol from Germany says: awesome place in Rajasthan one should must visit while visiting India.


Yasuo from Japan says: This attraction was an unexpected pleasure on our visit to India. The whole place is amazing, the history interesting and the condition is well kept.


Tejasweii from Burma says: Full marks to the government of Rajasthan (tourism department) for putting up a world class show which we can be really proud of, I could hear the firangi foreigners cooing in delight at the end of the show.


Sapna from India says: The solemn dignity of it red sandstone and white marble pavilions, when reflected in the lake at the foot hill, is a sight to behold. The palace complex is lavishly ornamented and displays the riches of Amer. Sheesh Mahal chamber of Mirrors.


Siemeiol from Dubai says : There are steps and a path up to the Fort and its not that long a walk, maybe fifteen minutes. The fort is awesome, the views breath taking and its easy to spend hours wandering around.

Amber Fort from eye of Bollywood

Amber Fort is the most amazing site and the palace is beautiful and the views of the other forts on the hills surrounding are also stunning. This is the best example of Incredible India. In the movies too, Amber Fort itself shows a sign of adventure. Amber Fort is steeped in rich traditions, values and valor, Jaipur with its pink theme treat the tourists with eyes and soul. As it is from the royal times and shows the dignity and pride of Rajputs and Mughals, so most of the movies related to traditional era are shooted in Amber Fort. The film fraternity is on a cinematic high in India Or rather we can say in Jaipur, Pink City, the capital of Rajasthan. If you want to see the cameras rolling, you no longer have to go to Mumbai. Jaipur not only attracts Bollywood, but also Hollywood movies. Guess the Bollywood crowd is not interested in the Swiss Alps and exotic beaches anymore and nowadays they have discovered Jaipur’s grandeur and scenic beauty.

Bol Bachan : The Bol Bachchan movie’s shooting was done in Amber fort, Jaipur. The Bollywood stars Abhishek Bachchan, Prachi Desai visited Amber Fort and movie shots were taken. The shooting was done with crew and caste enjoying the traditions of Rajasthan. On the shooting set was also spotted the film director Rohit Shetty. The actor was seen dancing near the market in Amer. Many fans as well as foreign tourists gathered to steal a glance while the shooting was going on. Security arrangements were made outside the Amer where large number of fans had gathered to get a glimpse of their favorite stars.

Veer : Veer movie was shot at Amber fort in the year 2009. The full film was planned to show the Rajasthani culture and the beauty of the state extensively. Saman Khan came into controversies while shooting the movie in Amber Fort. The full movie is based on Rajasthan culture as Zareen Khan was a daughter of one Raja. Near about 15 onlookers, including two camerapersons, were injured when a portion of wall at the historic Amber Fort collapsed during shooting of Salman Khan and the shooting was also kept on hold for some time for this reason but hopefully they got permission to carry on shooting till evening.

Jodha Akbar : This movie was shot at several places in North India including Rajasthan. The movie crew has booked the entire premises for the shooting. Amber fort is pictured during the narration part also. In the scene of the movie Bollywood star Aishwarya Rai Bachhan is cooking food for the king in the same kadhai which is placed in the Amber Fort. They have paid a fee of Rs 10 lakhs for a period of shooting for five days only.

Mirch : In 2008, Vinay Shukla’s “Mirch” was shot briefly at the Panna-Meena Baudi – a place near Amber Fort. According to Director Vinay Shukla many films have been shot in Jaipur and it has always been a director’s favourite location for shooting. Being a historical city, it offered the kind of location directors wanted for their film.

History of amber fort

History of amber fort

Amber Fort is located Amer is placed at a distance of 11 km from Jaipur city. Amber was the capital of the Kachhawaha till Jaipur was made the official capital in 1727. Amber is generally pronounced as Amer. It is situated about 10 km away from Jaipur on Jaipur-New Delhi road. It was governed by Kachawaha rulers and also was the capital of old Dhundar state of Jaipur. The town was originally named Ambikeshwara and was later abridged to Amber or Amer.

Establishment of this fort was done in 16th century and was initiated during the reign of Raja Man Singh. Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II, the founder and the ruler of Jaipur city under his resign the fort was personalized. . Construction of the Fort was started by Raja Man Singh I in the year 1592. The Amber fort was built by Raja Man Singh in the 16th century and was completed by Sawai Jai Singh in the 18th Century. Amber Fort was completed within two centuries by consistence efforts of three consequent kings following Raja Man Singh.

Major attractions of Amer are : Diwan-e-Aam, Diwan-e-Khaas, Ganesh Pol, Jaleb Chowk, Singh Pol, Jai Mandir, Yash Mandir, Sukh Mandir, Sheesh Mahal (Hall of Mirrors), Suhag Mandir, Shila Devi Temple, Bhool Bhulaiya, and Zanana Dyodhi .

Initially, the palaces at Amber were constructred by Raja Bharmal in 1558 and his successor Raja Man Singh. Later on their descendents added some structures. Some of the structures get destroyed with the time and some of the structures changed. But most of the structure is preserved and is now maintained by the state government. The Amber fort as it exists today has been shaped by mainly Raja Man Singh, Jai Singh I, and Jai Singh II.

Amber palace complex mainly includes Jaleb Chowk, Singh Pol, Diwan-e-Aam, Diwan-e-Khaas, Ganesh Pol, Yash Mandir, Sukh Mandir, Suhag Mandir, Shila Devi temple, Baradari, Bhool Bhulaiya, and Zanana Dyodi (women’s apartments). Indian Vastu can be practically approached if one experiences the Jaipur tour. And the architectural excellence and fabulous stone carving work accomplished manually at Amber palace around four centuries back.

There were two ways to reach the Amber fort as it is situated on a hill. One was for elephant riding, and another was walk-way which was in natural raw shape of hill and rock way. Now, the walk-way is modified in shape of new cemented staircases. Now, one road from bottom of the hill to Amber fort for vehicles also has been constructed, but to enjoy the trip of Amber fort, the walk-way or elephant riding is most preferable. Riding an elephant uphill seems a cliche for tourists. But it really helps feeling the ambience and plunging deeper in India. The elephant ride offers a skyline view of the Pink city and a mesmerizing sight over Maotha Lake. We can choose a guide to assist, or an audio guide is even a good option which is available at the doorstep of the

fort. To make your trip more spectacular and memorable one, elephant safari will be the best and it provides a royal feeling as well.

How to reach Amber Fort

There are 3 ways to reach Amber fort by Elephant Ride , Car , Walk

Amber was the capital of the Kachhawaha clan preceding Jaipur. It is placed at a distance of 11 km from Jaipur city. This fort was built by Raja Man Singh I. built in the year 1952, this hall highlights the wonderful carvings and minute mirror work. The Amber Fort has several halls and pavilions with their own specific alluring attractions. The best part of this Fort for tourist attraction is that it is located on a crafty hill and the royal elephant ride. Amer Fort is the part of traditional Jaipur and its royalty. Without a visit to Amber Fort, a trip to Jaipur would be definitely incomplete.

Amber was originally built by the Meenas. Amer is located at a very high hill which makes this fort hard to access via foot but to help the tourists there are various transportation facilities provided at Amer fort.

The major segmentation of the fort comprises ladies apartment, army area, courtyard, temple and palace. An stunning building in white marble and sandstone, some rooms are covered with thousands of tiny mirrors and coloured glasses. An intricate artwork, a hallmark of Indian Palaces.

To reach Amber Fort from anywhere in Jaipur you can hire a taxi or a car. This will your journey more convenient. The public bus to Amber starts at Ajmeri Gate and MI Road which will take around twenty minutes to reach to Amber Fort.

The most exciting part of the Amer fort visit is to go on the top of the hill by the elephant ride , which is accessible for the visitors. Riding an elephant uphill seems a cliche for tourists. But it really helps feeling the ambience and plunging deeper in India. The elephant ride offers a skyline view of the Pink city and a mesmerizing sight over Maotha Lake. We can choose a guide to assist, or an audio guide is even a good option which is available at the doorstep of the fort. To make your trip more spectacular and memorable one, elephant safari will be the best and it provides a royal feeling as well.

It will take around 15-20 minutes if we prefer to go on foot rather than hiring an elephant.If you hire a guide then it will be much better as he will show you around the fort, as there are many interesting places here which can be easily missed. They will give you a quick tour around the Fort, and you most likely wants to walk around for a while longer by yourself. The shade of the fort transforms seemingly as the sun sets. In the night as well the fort comes alive with adorable decorative lights. It is built over the remaining of traditional structure.