Amber Fort, Jaipur

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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Rizwanuddin Rafiq

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  • Rizwanuddin Rafiq
  • Lives in Bhopal
  • 4702 photos
  • 663 Reviews
  •  12407 helpful votes
  •  240205 readers
  • Posted Oct 30, 2016
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Sonu

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  • Sonu
  • Lives in Mumbai
  •  2 helpful votes
  • Posted Jul 22, 2017
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Harendra Barwar

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  • Harendra Barwar
  • Lives in Nagaur
  •  4 helpful votes
  • Posted Jun 5, 2017
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  • 269

Manish kumar Saini

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  • Manish kumar Saini
  • Lives in Jaipur
  • 93 photos
  • 15 Reviews
  •  191 helpful votes
  •  225 readers
  • Posted Dec 24, 2016
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Pooja

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  • Pooja
  • 2 Reviews
  •  1 helpful vote
  •  28 readers

"Awesome" new review

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 4 weeks ago
Nice fort. Specially I like the way of art in the fort. But we should have to take help of guide. Guide tell us about the history, faith and culture. Also the man tell and take the unique style of photos in the mirror work that in fort. May of our Bollywood movie are shoot there ... A very great and ppleasent experience
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Saurabh Agarwal

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  • Saurabh Agarwal
  • Lives in Jaipur
  • 3 Reviews
  •  143 readers

"Enchanting historical and clean place" new review

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 4 weeks ago
It is a stunning, huge Fort. A must see with spectacular views, buildings and history. We took a guide who gave us some context to the history which was helpful. Reach early as it was very crowded and becomes very hard to manage. Need at least 2 hours to visit. Parking on top of hill near fort is difficult. Lot of places to see inside. Better take a guide to understand more. Overall good experience and recommend to travellers to visit if already not visited.
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Laxmi narayan sharma

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  • 2 Reviews
  •  63 readers

"Historical Forts"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
An awesome trekking adventure with beautiful historical forts all around was superb. One must try this place, we can say for 1-2 days short holiday plans, this place may be considered as perfect specially for trekking lovers?
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Amit kumar Das

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  • Amit kumar Das
  • Lives in Kolkata
  • 11 Reviews
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"The Indian version of Chinese wall--Amber Fort"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
As soon as you leave the Jaipur City and proceed towards the Amber fort or Amer fort, the landscapes around changes all of a sudden. The plain lands of Jaipur is suddenly replaced by rocky granite hills. The narrow hilly roads would confuse you whether you have reached a north Indian hill station or a desert state like Rajasthan. The more you move up, the view of the valley downwards would mesmerise you. The tour bus would take you only to a certain point from where, you would have to hire a jeep or car to Amber fort. The jeep would carry 8 people and would charge you Rs. 450. As the jeep takes you up the mountain, you can see the colossal boundary wall of the fort spread across ups and downs of the chain of hills. The boundary wall stretched across miles would remind you of the great Chinese wall. The fort has a historical connection to the legendary Jodha Bai, the hindu wife of Maugham emperor Akbar. The fort is a combination of Maugham and Rajputana architecture. The fort was built by three generations of the kings of Jaipur and Marwar. Maharaja Sawai Man Singh was the last powerful king to have added his influence to the fort by building a palace of his own. The fort has thousands of rooms and hundreds of secret corridors to connect these rooms. The huge fort was originally built to accommodate the entire army of Rajput warriors across all the ranks and their families in case of an enemy invasion. From the corridors of the Mansingh palace, the Nahargarh fort and the Bijaygarh fort are visible right in front of your eyes. There is Diwan-e-Aam and Diwan-e-Khaas inside the main compound of the fort designed exactly similar to the Agra Fort in Agra. The exit point of the fort has various antic shops and shops selling traditional dress materials ...
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Jenifer Sayyed

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  • Jenifer Sayyed
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"A day in Jaipur"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Jaipur- Pink city of Rajasthan rich in culture, heritage and majestic architecture of Royals.
Being an avid wanderer, Jaipur was always on my list. As we had planned to visit Ajmer dargah, we executed Jaipur trip too.
We went via Shatabdi from Delhi- Ajmer 6am and reached the destination on time. We had already booked hotels online for Ajmer and Jaipur as its always hassle free and money saving. We stayed for a day and left for Jaipur the next day.
Jaipur has many places to explore and a day is indeed less but considering the diverse cities and places of India, a day is pretty much. We had booked Hotel Mansingh which is in the busy streets of the city, so everything we found was near and within circle.
We had booked one-day cab to explore the forts, heritages, shopping and eateries of Jaipur.
Cost 1750Rs from 8-5pm (if extra, money depends upon the. It also depends upon cab providers.
Before exploring the places, kindly search out the opening timings of each fort or heritages as it will give you the clear view to visit the forts accordingly. I will share the timings here but it can vary depend upon the season, year or any festivals (timings easily available on google)
1) AMER FORT- The magnificent AMER fort is situated 11 kms from the city. This is the main tourist attraction and without this visit, Jaipur tour is incomplete. Beautiful heritage presentation of Rajput and Muslim architecture. You can hire guide/ audio guide as this place deserves to know about its history. Really the emperor and its assembly royal life glimpse take you back to their times. Minimum 1-2 hours required to see the palace.
Suggestion- If going by cab, kindly tell the driver to drop till vehicle is allowed up because reaching the top from the start especially in hot weather will make you exhausted and the excitement will fade away.
Opening time - 8am with 100Rs entry fee. If you are a student, carry your ID for less fee.
So, make AMER fort your first visit as it opens early compared to all other forts.
2) NAHARGARH FORT- This fort is on the edges of the Aravalli hills and near to AMER fort. Both, Jaigarh and Nahargarh fort are nearby. We went till the gate of Jaigarh and turned back towards Nahargarh, as this fort was suggested more to visit. Indeed, the fort was worth visiting. The architectures, gates and wall art are mesmerising. The rooftop of the fort gives a breathtaking view of Jaipur city. Made me wonder how the Maharajas rule their city through this view.
Suggestion- Make this visit soon after AMER fort or before scorching heat begins because then only one can enjoy the rooftop view.
Opening time- 10am with 50Rs entry fee.
3) City Palace- The Royal City palace is situated in the core of Pink city. It depicts the royal life of the Maharajas. There is durbar inside where all the important meetings used to be done and museum where one can see the clothes, pictures and many things of ancient times. Apart, the beautiful architecture and cultural artwork makes one fascinated.
Jantar Mantar is right across the Jaipur palace. Since we had got exhausted and have Jantar Mantar in Delhi too, so we skipped it.
Opening time- 9am with 130Rs entry fee.
4) Hawa Mahal- It is situated near to City Palace and on the main market road, making it difficult to get a perfect click. Hawa Mahala glimpse makes you feel happy because of its pink colour and architecture. It has many windows from where all the Royal women of families would see the festivals, occasions and daily life without being seen from outside.
We clicked outside and went as suggested by many.
5) Jail Mahal- Located in the middle of the Man Sagar Lake. We had some snacks, photos and went.
6) Albert Hall Museum- This museum is the oldest museum of the state and situated in the heart of the city, near to famous local bazaars and railway station. As we were exhausted, we clicked the pics from outside and went. If you have keen interest in museums, then do visit inside.
Shopping Places-
Johri bazaar and Bapu bazaar- both are nearby and have many good stuffs and varieties which you always wanted from Rajasthani Collections.
Tip- Be best in bargaining
Food hubs-
Near to our Hotel, we found a good restaurant- Rawat (group of restaurants) famous for kachori and sweets. We had vegetarian thali which included- 4 parathas, rice, Dal. 2 veg, 1 sweet dish, raita, papad @300
Tapri- If you are a tea lover, then visit this eatery. As the name says, it has variant types of tea with great ambience.
Suggestion- Donít miss to have Kulhadwali lassi in Jaipur
Over all, in a day- we got to see this much and was satisfied. Of course, a day is less if you want to explore in detail about each fort or places in Jaipur, but if you are short in time like us- One day will also do.
Remember, Jaipur is one of the best places one should visit and explore the beautiful heritages, architecture and know our history. So even if you are getting a day or two- plan and visit this. Do not forget to keep your sunglasses, wear it and shine with the city.
Hope you find this review useful. Do share your feedback.
Happy Travel!
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Sandip mehta

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  • Sandip mehta
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  • 2 Reviews
  •  119 readers

"Great artictecture!"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
The fort is very good architecture. The maharaja made with red stone on the height. It looks awesome from far away also. From the city, you can not stop yourself to visit this palace.
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Er. rahul

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  • Er. rahul
  • Lives in Jaipur
  • 193 photos
  • 171 Reviews
  •  10 helpful votes
  •  3517 readers

"Amer fort Jaipur"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
You are in Jaipur, it is a must visit. Cab can drop you near the fort. You need to spend atleast 2-3 hours to enjoy the fort. With the help of a guide, It takes around 1 - 1. 5 hours to walk round offering some fabulous views and fascinating plaques that detail the history as you go.
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Kumar sanu

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  • Kumar sanu
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  •  90 readers

"Memorable visit of amber fort padharo maharo desh"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Its the most beautiful traditional tourist place of Jaipur which is known as amber fort is situated at kukas road. A stunning view of jail Mahala is seen from their's top of fort. It is very famous among the foreign tourist.
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Devendra murkar

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  • Devendra murkar
  • 6 Reviews
  •  185 readers

"Amber or Amer - A must visit heritage in Jiapur"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
It is one of the very few heritage sites well preserved in India for younger generations to know intelligence, planning, hard work, perseverance, architecture, painting, carving skills and rich outlook of our ancestors.
I would request new visitors to take front slope to climb the fort instead of taking backside route by vehicles.
By all means DO NOT take unauthorised guide to enjoy this historical monument. Spend enough time ( 2-3 to understand the water conservation done in those days, to know the planning done in building this huge monument and if you believe in Goddess, visit the local deity.
Through this platform I would also like to request Rajasthan tourism team to clean the surrounding areas and make it free of thorny bushes, creepers and carry out plantation of flowering plants surrounding the fort.
They could also put Sonic instruments at major areas of fort to avoid Pigeons and related smell ( it is very irritating).
If Rajasthan tourism could spend some money then they should also dig the water reservoir, remove the sludge accumulated over hundreds of years and make it available for boating to tourists.
Reach early in the day( morning 6. 30 am will be best to enjoy the surrounding beauty.
Visit it at least once in your life. Enjoy the good vibes of this place.
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Fariduzzaman Rupam

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  • Fariduzzaman Rupam
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  • 3 Reviews
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"An wonderful heritage Place"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
Amber Fort was the most excited place to visit in Jaipur for us. Its a huge fort on the top of a hill tracks. We was speechless to see its first look from the tourist bus. When we enter that fort we astonished to see its beauty, terracotta murals on the walls. Its not a single fort. There are several palace in it, like sheesh mahal, Rani's Palace etc.

Advice: Tourist bus can't go upwards. If one go by public transport like tourist bus he has to go upwards either on foot or in the hired zeep. We took zeep. But we missed the beauty of lake. My advice don't take the zeep. Just walk. I think the pain wouldn't be unworthy.
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