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Amer Fort Jaipur
Amber is located at a distance of 11 kilometers from Jaipur and was
the old fort of the Kachhwaha clan of Amber, which used to be the
capital, till it was moved to Jaipur. The walls and the ceiling of
the Mahal are covered with a beautiful array of mirrors, which reflect
any streak of light, so as to illuminate the entire room. Located
9 Kms north west of Jaipur, the Amber Fort was once the Capital of
The construction of the Amber Fort began in the year 1592 and was
started by Man Singh I, but it was finished by his descendant Jai
Singh I. The exterior of the Fort is not in the least like its interiors.
The outside is very imposing and rugged looking whereas the inside
is a comforting and warm interior which is influenced by both Hindu
and Muslim style of ornamentation. On the walls, are paintings depicting
various hunting scenes, and there is also a lot of work on walls,
which are covered with intricate carving, mosaic and minute mirror
work that make the halls look very majestic and imperial.
The fort is built with white marble and red sandstone and look even
more attractive because of the Maota Lake in the foreground. The fort
in itself is a beautiful sight to behold but as one looks on the fort
with its clear reflection on the lake in the front, one cannot help
but wonder if it is a dream or a beautiful illusion.
Amber Fort also called the Amer Fort is a must-see if you are visiting
Rajasthan. The tourists to this fort can either approach the fort
by road or take an elephant ride, which though is quite slow yet is
a lot of fun.