The Amer fort Jaipur is mostly called the Amber fort in the pink city of Jaipur. It is the
prehistoric fortress of the Kachwahas of Amber.
The Amer Fort is set in the picturesque and rocky terrain of the hills in Amer and is an enthralling blend of the best form of Hindu and Mughal architectures. The Amer fort was constructed by Raja Maan Singh in the year 1592. It was just complete when the administration of the fort was passed on to Mirja Raja Jai Singh for further renovation. He built the fort in red coloured sand stone and in white marble architecture. The interior walls of the fort depict animated painting and carved expressions on sculptures, decked with precious stones and mirrors. The Maota Lake stands graciously in the foreground of the fort providing an awe-inspiring panorama.
Amer Fort Jaipur | Image Resource : en.wikipedia.org
The Amer fort holds a history which is seven centuries old and every wall of the fort speaks of this legacy. The best attractions of this fort are the elephant ride and the camel ride. It is available at
the fort at a reasonable cost of Rs. 900/- only for 2 riders. Sheesh Mahal or the palace of mirrors is also located in the Amber fort. A concave hall with innumerable mirrors is most fascinating
part of the fort. The fort is constructed in such a way that as soon as the light enters the fort, it is reflected by the mirror and the entire hallway lights up. As we entered the Mahal the
mirrors came to life with miniature reflections of flickering images. We had fin clicking pictures of the mirror images and it is a different experience in itself.
The Amer fort Jaipur is adorned by ornate mosaics, tinted glasses and mirrors all over. From the floor to the ceiling the structure creates a fortress of mindboggling beauty. The most overwhelming fact was when we discovered that in the Sheesh Mahal, a single candle could light the entire Hall of Mirrors and brighten up the room all thanks to the mirror placements. The thought process and engineering that went behind the building of the fort in those pre historic years is just amazing.
Sheesh Mahal at Amer Fort | Image Resource : flickr.com
Amer Fort and Lake | Image Resource : famouswonders.com