After visiting the Jal Mahal we were ready to visit the Amber Fort and Palace Jaipur and it is located in the city of Amer at a nearby distance of 11 km from the city of Jaipur in the state of Rajasthan. It is a popular destination amongst the national and international tourists. Situated in a hill this fort was built by Raja Man Singh I.
The fort is built in an artistic Hindu style having cobbled paths, series of gates and large ramparts. Initially the Amber palace was constructed by Raja Bharmal in 1558 and later was given its present form. The palace has Jaleb Chowk, Diwan-e- aam, Singh pol, Diwan-e-Khaas, Ganesh pol, Sukh Mandir, Suhag Mandir, Baradari, Shila Devi Temple, Zanana Deori and Bhool Bhulaiya. Special care has been taken of Indian Vaastu.
The excellence in architectural work is to be admired with the stone carvings being fabulous. The Amber fort and palace has been divided into sections with each of the four sections having
its own courtyard and a gate that is used as the main entrance to the palace. During the Navaratris, animal sacrifice was done here in the name of religion but the activity has been banned since
the year 1975.
There is also a beautiful garden built on the Mughal garden pattern and is liked very much by almost everyone. One of the most memorable things of this beautiful place is its Elephant ride. I,
along with my daughter, was sitting on the same elephant and let me tell you the experience was amazing and left us speechless. Simply one of the best rides of our life, I took many photographs
of this marvelous palace and also of myself with my daughter to remember this beautiful journey in Jaipur. There were many local restaurants and shops nearby. We ate delicious food items and bought
mementos for friends and family members.
The journey through the Amber Fort and Palace Jaipur had been an exciting one but at the end of the day we were ready to return back to the hotel premises so that we could relax and be ready for
the next sojourn to Sisodia Rani Garden and palace Jaipur.