Amer Fort is located in the Amer district of Rajasthan near Jaipur. Amer was originally built by Meenas, later it was ruled by the Raja Man Singh I. Amer Fort of Amer is popular for its artistic Hindu style of architecture. It is situated on a hill which creates a magnificent backdrop. It is a major tourist attraction in Jaipur while the exploring the Golden Triangle Tour Packages. This tour is a most traversed tour circuit of India which leads to the exploration of Delhi, Agra, and Jaipur. The three most popular royal heritage cities of India which creates a triangular form on the map of India. These cities depict the regal and Mughal charm in every nook and corner.
History of Amer Fort
The grand Amer Fort was established in the 16th century which was initiated by Raja Man Singh II, the founder of Jaipur City. The Amer Fort was built by Raja Man Singh I in the 16th century and was completed by Sawai Jai Singh in the 18th Century. Today the fort is famed for its architectural brilliance which showcases the opulence of the Maharajas lifestyle.
Major highlights of Amer Fort
The front entrance to the palace leads to the first main courtyard, called the Jaleb Chowk. It was a place where armies would hold victory parades with their war reward on their return from the battle, witness the royal families women folk dance through the latticed windows.
The staircase from Jaleb Chowk to the main courtyard, leads to Diwan-e-Aam. It was the place where Maharajas use to conduct a public audience with his citizens.
Ganesh pol or Ganesh gate was named after a Hindu god Ganesh, who remove all the obstacles from life, is the entrance to the private palaces of Maharajas. It is a three-story structure with various frescos which were constructed at the orders of Mirza Raja Jai Singh.
The glittering palace made of mirrors which glitters in the candlelight.
The another building is Sukh Niwas or the pleasure palace. The specialty of this structure of the palace is that the chilly climate withing it was artificially created – there is a channel running all the way through the hall, which carries cold water that worked as an air cooler.
This is the oldest part of the palace and was used by the queens for their general meetings. This courtyard belongs to the zenana (royal family women) lived. It has many living rooms where the queens used to reside.
Amer Fort is also famous for an elephant ride. The ride will pass through the upward ramp which let you witness the beautiful overview of Jaipur city.
Amer Fort is the ancient structure which depicts the lifestyle of Maharajas/Kings. The entire citadel showcases the royalty of then kings in every nook and corner. The scenic view from the terraces is breathtaking which will leave you spellbound.
Recently, the tourism department of Rajasthan initiated the night view with ambient lighting of the Amer Fort. In this only certain parts of the fortress which will remain open at night namely Diwan-e-Aam, Jaleb Chowk, Sheesh Mahal, and Mansingh Mahal to the visitors. The magnificent view of Amer fort at night will make you mesmerize. The stunning lights, additional security, fixtures, and cafe enhance the citadel and offer a vibrant sightseeing of the palace.
Do not miss the alluring architecture of Amer Fort in the Golden Triangle Tour 4 Days and enjoy the vibrant delights of Delhi, Agra, and Jaipur.