Built in the 16th century by Raja Shri Maan Singh JI Saheb’ (Maan Singh I) (December 21, 1550 – July 6, 1614) the magnificent fort, popularly known as the Amber Fort of Jaipur needs no formal introduction. The fort reflects the age of kings and princes and the battles fought for glory. The glorious past of Rajput warriors can be seen in the paintings and wall cravings.
‘Diwaan-e-Aam’ and ‘Diwaan-e-Khaas’
Diwan-e-Aam refers to the big hall open from three sides which was meant for interaction of the king with the general public while Diwaan-e-khaas was specially dedicated to only selective guests of the king. Here it is worth mentioning that royal guests were given special treatment by the king.
‘Sukh Niwaas’ (Sukh Mandir)
Sukh Niwas is where the kings used to relax in the company of their beloved queens and mistress. It is in this hall that the kings spent quality isolated time with their close ones away from the chaos of the world. It had a water channel which was designed to keep the room cool during summer season. The continuous air flow from outside along with the water served well to maintain artificial cooling during those days.
Other Major attractions of Amber includes Ganesh Pol, Jaleb Chowk, Singh Pol, Jai Mandir, Yash Mandir, Sheesh Mahal (Hall of Mirrors), Suhag Mandir, Shila Devi Temple, Bhool Bhulaiya, and Zanana Dyodhi .
Things to do:
Elephant ride: Tired of driving bikes and cars? Need a change in your monotonous routine? Then go for the elephant ride at Amber Fort. For first timers an elephant ride is always an experience to remember and the elephant ride here will just be the same!
The timings of the elephant ride are 7.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m.
Lights and sound:
If you have not experienced the Light and sound show before, you have missed an important form of creative entertainment. Various remarkable events of the glorious past are recreated through this show.
Entry fee: Indian: Rs. 25/- , Foreigner: Rs 200/-
Recommended: Hire an experienced guide to understand the minute historical events in detail. However be careful not to take any fraud guide as this can ruin your trip as well as the money.
Visiting Hours: 8am-6pm, last entry 5.30pm