Amber Fort, Jaipur

Amber Fort

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About Amber Fort

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    • Entry: Paid
    • Not Allowed: Pets
    • Timings - Opening & Closing: Monday - Friday: 9.00 AM - 4.30 PM , Saturday: 9.00 AM - 4.30 PM , Sunday: 9.00 AM - 4.30 PM , Public Holidays: 9.00 AM - 4.30 PM

Amber Fort, also known as Amber Palace, is said to have played a key role in the history of Medieval India. This fort depicts true royal lifestyle of the Rajputs, who are known for their decadent, radical and volatile behaviour. The Amber Palace is a perfect fusion of Hindu and Muslim architecture.

The Amber Fort was constructed during the 15th century by Raja Man Singh, who was the renowned Rajput commander in the army of Mughal ruler Akbar. It also has large gateways, stairways, beautiful palaces, courts and pillared pavilions. The fort is also known for Sheesh Mahal, Jas Mandir, Jali Screens and other important temples.

Mughal style gardens, called Dil-e-Aaram and Diwan-e-Aam, are also present inside the Amber Fort. This fort can be reached on elephants that are available from the main city of Jaipur. Tourists can also travel to this beautiful Rajput Fort through auto rickshaws and taxis.

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  • Best Time:  During Day
  • Length of visit:  2-3hrs
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Thomas monk

  • Tourist
  • Thomas monk
  • 5 Reviews
  •  37 readers

"You gotta ride up to the fort on an elephant!" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Yesterday
It seems incredible that this fantastic fort, with all of its palaces and temples, was abandoned in 1727 when the seat of power moved to Jaipur, and yet the structures and decorations were not vandalized. It seems obvious that such beauty and detailed workmanship inspired awe and reverence and a desire to preserve it even when it was left empty. We are the lucky ones who now benefit from that reverence when we get to visit it and imagine what life must have been like for the people who lived and worked here all those many hundreds of years ago. The notion of riding up to the fort on an elephant initially seemed a bit corny to me, but I must admit that it was a fascinating way to approach the fort and really transported me back in time. Spend a couple of hours just enjoying the spaces and fantastic architecture and surface decorations. Let the hilltop location sink in - imagine you are the master of all you survey!
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Vijay Motwani

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  • Vijay Motwani
  • Lives in Raipur
  • 4 Reviews
  •  284 readers

"What a fort" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 4 weeks ago
This is the place which I can say I remember even after a year. Please take a vehicle to reach the Fort. Entry fee 100 rs per person. Big fort require 2 hour. Please buy rajasthani items inside and outside fort
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Drjagadeesh Harugopp

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  • Drjagadeesh Harugopp
  • Lives in Belgaum
  • 3 Reviews
  •  124 readers

"Art & tech on sky - Amber Fort"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
A fort on top of hill in the sky, one has to forget the all daily routine to stay in Amber & to stay in remembrance of the Amber quality art & historic Indian technology of monuments & painting. The Ishmael reveals the geometrical & imaginative power of our architects in India. A marvellous art & technology to feel joy. Once, possibly twice all should visit to Amber fort.
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Tarang Mundra

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  • Tarang Mundra
  • Lives in Indore
  • 9 Reviews
  •  1 helpful vote
  •  1416 readers

"Royal Feel"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
The fort and its visit will make you think the type of precautions a king have to take will ruling an empire. Also how much money they must have had. There is a Mira temple, almost one in the world near the fort.
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Srijan Srivastava

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  • Srijan Srivastava
  • Lives in Lucknow
  • 25 photos
  • 102 Reviews
  •  17 helpful votes
  •  24771 readers

"Good wether and nice place"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
The Amer Fort, situated in Amber, 11 kilometers from Jaipur, is one of the most famous forts of Rajasthan. Amer, originally, was the capital of the state before Jaipur. It is an old fort, built in 1592 by Raja Man Singh. This fort is also very popularly known as the Amer Palace. The Amer Fort was built in red sandstone and marble and the Maotha Lake adds a certain charm to the entire Fort. Though the fort is quite old and may even look so from the outside, it is beautiful on the inside and boasts of various buildings of prominence like the 'Diwan-i-Aam', the 'Sheesh Mahal' and even the 'Sukh Mahal'. The Amer Fort has influences of both Hindu and Muslim architecture. This fort also has the 'Shila Devi' Temple and the 'Ganesh Pol' which is a gate that leads to the private palaces of the kings. The Amer Fort has many pavilions and halls of great interest and other popular attractions.
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Dilip verma

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  • Dilip verma
  • 3 Reviews
  •  654 readers

"Beautiful fort"

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted Jul 9, 2016
This is the beautiful fort among all forts of Jaipur. And this is the oldest one and stand still with long history. You can enjoy the elephant ride and enjoy the beauty near by. Also near by Rajasthani Small Cottage industry is there where you can buy lot of things
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Er tarun Kuldeep

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  • Er tarun Kuldeep
  • Lives in Sikar
  • 30 photos
  • 10 Reviews
  •  17 helpful votes
  •  8378 readers

"Best place to visit in Rajasthan"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Jun 15, 2016
I recommend to visit this place.

No Free entry available. Student charge is Rs. 20. Indian people charge is Rs. 50. Other country people charge is Rs. 100. Currency change available any time.

Best time to visit is morning and evening.
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Atul Jain

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  • Atul Jain
  • Lives in Jaipur
  • 3 Reviews
  •  1 helpful vote
  •  312 readers

"Must visit"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted May 26, 2016
Immense, Fabulous, Grand, speaks of the strength of Rajput rulers which ruled for tens of generations from this ancient fort. Keep a lot of time to see & understand the life & story intertwined with the development of this fort. Start in the morning, Elephant ride can be avoided, as the sensible animal seems to have a lot of trouble taking you up the ramparts. A sound & light show in the evening is a must see.
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Nimit shah

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  • Nimit shah
  • 3 Reviews
  •  959 readers

"A fort which you should not miss!"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted May 10, 2016
Guide is a must. It will help you to understand everything. One will wonder how the Maharajas used to think and had luxury in a way. It is very beautiful. Need around 3 hrs. Would be better if you visit during sunset so you can have pleasant view of both day and night with lightings. I missed it.
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Utkarsh Maheshwari

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  • Utkarsh Maheshwari
  • Lives in Pilani
  • 8 photos
  • 13 Reviews
  •  8 helpful votes
  •  41764 readers

"A must visit place for an outsider"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Apr 27, 2016
This is one of the top most visited place in Jaipur. I was thinking, why, till the time I went there and enjoyed the scenic view from my own eyes. Its located at the top of a mountain and gives a very beautiful view of all over. Can go by own vehicle to the entry point or can hire a gype to the gate. If interested, can take an elephant ride to the gate.
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