Half Day Amber Fort: Discover the amazing Amber Fort and immerse yourself into the lost world of the Rajput maharajas who built this vast and imposing palace. Wander through the courtyards, admiring great halls and temples as well as awe-inspiring architectural features as well as intricate carvings and delicate frescoes. This is an evocative journey to the past that will live long in the memory.
The village of Amer is just 11km away from Jaipur but might as well be in another world. It is a treasure trove of historic palaces, none more so than the awesome Amber Fort, the former citadel of the rajas of Jaipur. This vast hillside complex overlooking Lake Maotha is one of the finest examples of Rajput architecture and was built by Raja Man Singh, the Kacchwaha King of Amer, in the late 16th century.
The palace, which is divided into four sections, each focused on a central courtyard, was constructed with marble and red sandstone thus giving it a distinctive dark pink hue. Pass through the glorious Ganesh Pol gate into the first courtyard and enter the realm of the rajas. Admire stunning structures such as the Hall of Public Audience, the Hall of Private Audience and the private chambers of the queens, where the windows have latticed screens so that the ladies could watch the proceedings at the royal court in privacy. There is also the Temple of Victory, with its famed the Hall of Mirrors, and the Hall of Pleasure.
Meeting/pick-up point: Collection from hotel.
Start/opening time: 8.30am-9am.
End/closing time: 1pm.