The Amer Fort, also known as the Amber Fort is one of the popular tourist attractions in Jaipur. This colossal fort is a wonderful specimen of the medieval Rajput style of architecture. The building was started by Raja Man Singh I of the Kachhwaja dynasty in the year 1592 and later was completed by Raja Jai Singh and the final touched were given by Sawai Jai Singh. It took around two centuries for the whole fort to be built.
The Amer Fort in Jaipur was built with red sandstone and white marble which makes it a stunning sight. The Maotha Lake, located in the front of the fort adds to the attraction. The mirrors in the fort reflect the waters lake thereby creating a wonderful sight. Although the outer appearance of the fort is rough and craggy, the interior presents a completely different picture with numerous beautiful and intricate carvings. The carvings are a blend of both Rajput and Muslim schools of art. The whole fort consists of a wide range of exquisite paintings of various hunting and adventure scenes of the Rajput rulers. There are also paintings of the city.
Another attraction of the Amer Fort, Jaipur is its delicate mirror works. The intricate mirror works provide a grand feel to the palace. A grand wall surrounds the entire fort which was meant to protect the palace from outsiders. Some of the important buildings in the Amber Palace are Shila Devi Temple, Diwan-I-Aam, Jai Mandir, Diwan-E-Khas., Kali Temple and Ganesh Pol.
From the top of the fort, one can have a stunning view of the entire city of Jaipur. Tourists can enjoy a nice elephant ride to ascend the fort. It offers a royal feeling to the trip.
Tourists can easily reach the Amer Fort. It only takes an hour to come to the fort from the main city center of Jaipur. Jaipur is well connected with other major cities like Mumbai, Udaipur, Jodhpur, and Aurangabad, Kolkata, Varanasi and other places by the railway network. Roadways also connect the city with other parts of Rajasthan, Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh and other locations. There is also an international airport in the city where domestic and international flights operate.