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Amer Fort or Amber Fort and Amer Palace, is a Fort & Palace in Amer, on a hilltop at 11 kilometers away from Jaipur city, the capital of Rajasthan state, India.
Jaipur Amer Fort is also known as ‘Amer ka kila’ in Hindi language. The fort was constructed by Raja Man Singh I. It is the biggest tourist attraction in Jaipur and is part of Golden Triangle India Tour Package covering Delhi, Agra and Jaipur. If you are looking for Golden Triangle Tour Packages in India, please check with your travel agent for details. This package is very popular and is available with all leading travel agents across the world.
Jaipur Amber Fort & Palace overlooks a lake on one side. Jaipur Amer Fort is an opulent multistory palace complex built with red sandstone and Rajasthan marbles with magnificent ramparts, cobbled paths, small steps leading to different rooms and floors, water cascade within the palace through which water flows to make the palace cool, roof top garden, etc, which makes it a wonderful tourist spot in Jaipur. The palace has 4 courtyards.
Jaigarh fort is a nearby fort, which is connected to Amber fort by an underground passage, which was used primarily as an escape route in times of war.
Jaipur Amber Fort protects the Amber palace from enemies. A small road connects the palace and the fort to the main road. Just before the fort’s entry main gate, is the Jaipur water palace, which is a palace on a lake with a few floors submerged in water and a few floors above water. This palace was used by the kings during summer months, to escape from the heat waves of Rajasthan.
You can enter the palace from Ganesh Gate. A temple is there which is dedicated to Sila Devi, a goddess of the Chaitanya cult. The palace and nearby hills are surrounded by the magnificent fort, which is a delight to the eyes.
How do I Go to Jaipur Amer Fort?
Jaipur is well connected by roads, train and flights to the rest of the country. The Amer Fort and Palace is just 20 minutes drive from the city center. Cabs are available at Jaipur which takes you to the fort. There is a small entry fee of Rs 50, to enter the palace. Amer town is having an area of approximately 4 square kilometers.
Is There Good Hotels in Jaipur?
There are many good hotels in Jaipur, which caters to the large number of tourists to the Pink city. There are many star rated hotels. Hotel Sarang Palace, Heritage hotel and a 3 star hotel, is a leading hotel in Jaipur offering best hotel deals at a distance of 1 kilometer from the Jaipur central bus stand and the Jaipur railway station. Cheap hotels are also there in the city, for those who are budget conscious.