The Amber Fort: A major tourist attraction in Rajasthan

hawamahalThe Amber Fort is located at a distance of about 11 km from Jaipur which is the capital city of Rajasthan. The architecture is a great blend of the Rajput and Mughal schools of architecture and it combines redstone and white marble. The Maota Lake is very beautiful and gives the majestic structure a splendid view. The beautiful palaces and the sturdy ramparts make Amber Fort as the prime attractions of Jaipur. The fort is also known as Amer Fort.

In 1592, Raja Man Singh I had started to construct the Amber Fort. However during the reign of Raja Jai Singh I, the Fort took its present form. Raja Man Singh I was a Rajput ruler of Jaipur belonging to the Kachwaha clan and a general in the Mughal army, The Kali Temple, also known as Shila Mata Temple is located within the fort precincts. Shila Mata is the goddess of victory and it houses a black marble idol of the goddess that have been imported from East Bengal. From Jessore, it was brought here by Raja Man Sigh in 1604.

Within the imperial Amber Fort, the Amber Palace which is a magnificent structure is built. Grand chambers, large sprawling gardens and large rooms with a rich decoration involved in the Amber Palace. The Amber Palace includes the historic monuments like the Jai Mandir, Ganesh Pole, Sukh Niwas and Sheesh Mahal. Amer/Amber Palace boasts of the dazzling Seesh Mahal, Jai Mandir and the hall of Mirrors. In the Sukh Niwas Palace, the natural water flows to recreate an air conditioning effect which may be seen.

The best part of the visit to the fort situated on a crafty hill is the royal elephant ride. You can enjoy the flawless beauty of the Fort with an elephant ride. Amer Fort is the part of Jaipur and the part of its royalty. Without the visit to this Fort of Amber, a trip to Jaipur would be incomplete.

I had visited Amber fort two months back. Believe me, this is one of the beautiful palace in India.

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