My visit to the Jantar Mantra was pleasing and exciting; I was all the more enthusiastic to explore the city of Jaipur. The very next destination that I headed towards was the Amer fort. It is a famous tourist attraction and witness huge volume of local as well as foreign tourists annually. The Amer Palace is also called as the Amber palace and is located in Amer which is a small town that stretches over 4 square kilometers of land in Rajasthan.
This tourist attraction is situated merely at a distance of 11 kilometers from the main Jaipur city and is easily commutable via public transport. This renowned palace is erected on a high hill and is a major attraction of the city. The Amer palace is a constant reminder of the royalty of the rulers of this region. The town was built by the Meenas and later on it was ruled by the King Raja Man Singh.
The majestic fort has been built in Hindu style architecture. The Hindu style elements that are intertwined in the construction of this palace are flawless and very delicately carved. The fort houses large parapets and a series of grand gates. There are a number of paved pathways that run through the fort as it overlooks the beautiful Maota Lake.
The view of the Maota Lake from the Amber Fort is a very calming and soothing experience. The four storied monument displays a spacious courtyard on all its floors. The palace conveys the spirit of opulence and aesthetic ambience within its walls. The marble and red sandstone used for the construction of this palace add to its grandeur and splendor. This regal attraction was the residence of the royal families of Rajput Maharajas of Amer in the past.
The Amer fort comprises of a Diwan – e – Aam, a Diwan – e – Khas, the Suth Niwas, Jai Mandir and the Sheesh Mahal. Sheesh Mahal is also referred as the palace of mirrors. There is also the famous temple of Sila Devi situated at the main entrance of the fort which is known as the Ganesh Gate.