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Amber Fort and Palace

Overview

Place : Amber, 11km from Jaipur, Rajasthan
Highlight : Exquisite Seesh Mahal (Hall of Mirrors)
Best time to visit : October to February
Timings : Open 9 a.m - 16.30 pm

Amber Fort, Jaipur ToursAmber palace is situated in Amber, the former capital of the Kachhwaha Rajputs on a hillside overlooking Maotha lake, 11 km from Jaipur on the Delhi - Jaipur road. Its construction was started by Raja Man Singh I, army commander of Mughal Emperor Akbar in 1592 and was completed by Mirza Raja Jai Singh and Sawai Jai Singh, over a period of about two centuries. It is a classic fusion of Mughal and Hindu architecture, built in red sandstone and white marble.

The palace or the royal apartments lies inside the massive Amber fort complex with gateways, gardens, halls, stairways, pillared pavilions, temples and palaces. Some of the noteworthy architectural marvels in the complex are the 'Diwan-E-Khas', the 'Sheesh Mahal' and the 'Jai Mandir' with exquisite mirror work, the 'Diwan-E-Aam', the 'Sukh Niwas', the Shila Mata Temple and Kali temple and the well laid out garden the 'Kesar Kyari'.

The fort is entered through the 'Dil-e-Aaram' Garden, laid out in the traditional Mughal style. An imposing flight of stairs leads to the 'Diwan-E-Am' (hall of public audience) which has latticed galleries and double row of columns each having a capital in the shape of elephants on the top. To the right are steps that lead to the small Kali Temple. Maharaja Man Singh was a great devotee of Goddess Kali and prayed to the goddess for victory during battles. The temple has huge doors made of silver. The larger white marble Shila Mata temple, has the image of Goddess Kali, brought by Raja Man Singh from Jessore in East Bengal (now Bangladesh).

The emperors apartments lies on a higher terrace beyond a two tiered decorative Sheesh mahal mirror work gateway, 'Ganesh Pol, covered with elegant frescoes and pavilions having fascinating jali (Lattice worked) screens. The 'Jai Mandir' (hall of victory) has aglittering ceiling with mirror pieceAmber Fort, Jaipur Travels & Tourss on stucco and elegant inlaid panels. The 'Diwan- E- Khas', hall of private audience is similar in ornamentation to Jai Mandir and the 'Seesh Mahal', hall of Mirrors known for its craftsmanship in mirrors, is the most spectacular of the lot. Thousands of mirror pieces adorn the walls and the ceiling that, any streak of light makes them sparkle and illuminates the entire room. In front of the Jai Mandir is the 'Sukh Niwas' (hall of pleasure) with a door made of sandalwood, inlaid with ivory with a channel running through, which formerly carried cool water acting as an air cooler.

The zenana or the women's apartments and frescoes depicting Krishna Leela scenes surround a spectacular courtyard. There are private chambers from where the royal women could watch the proceedings of the royal court in privacy. The well-proportioned garden, Kesar Kyari in the center of Maotha lake and the Dilaram Bagh at its north end provide a spectacular view of the palaces.

How to get there
Amber fort and palace is a 10 minute steep climb through Jai pol (Gate of Victory) from Amber/ Ambar / Amer, 11 km from Jaipur on the Delhi- Jaipur road. Facilities available for elephant back ride up to Amber fort.

Air:
Jaipur is connected to Delhi (300Km), Mumbai, Udaipur, Jodhpur, Aurangabad, Calcutta and Varanasi by domestic flights.

Rail:
The train service to Jaipur is available from all the major parts of the country.

Road:
Jaipur can be accessed from all the major places in Rajasthan, Gujarat, Delhi and Mumbai by bus.



Jaipur Tourism
Amber Fort and Palace | The City Palace | Forts & Palaces | Hawa Mahal | Tourist Attractions



Hotel

Tour Cost Based on Per Person in US$
No. of person travelling Budget Standard Deluxe
Single person 1231 1512 On Request
Twin Sharing ( minimum 02 ) 714 866 On Request
Triple sharing ( Minimum 03 589 746 On Request

Hotel Envisaged
City Budget Standard Deluxe
Delhi Incredible Home Stay Hotel Almondz The Royal Plaza
Mandawa Mandawa Haveli Mandawa Haveli Castle Mandawa
Bikaner Hotel Sagar Heritage Inn Gajner Palce
jaisalmer Hotel Bharat palace Pleasant Haveli Hotel Rang Mahal
Jodhpur Ajit Mansion Haveli Inn Pal The Gateway
Udaipur Pichola Haveli Ram Pratap Inder Residency
Jaipur Rajputana Haveli Khandela Haveli Country Inn Suits
Agra Hotel M House Royal Residency Wyndham Grand
Varanasi Hotel Heritage Inn Grand Meraden Hotel Ramada


Inclusions:
• Accommodation in all the hotels on single/twin/triple sharing basis in A/C STD room, as per the list above.
• Breakfast on all days.
• All prevailing taxes like Luxury tax in all hotels and Expenditure tax wherever applicable.
• All transfers to or from hotels, city tours, excursions, drives by an air-conditioned transport.
• Inter state road tax, toll tax, driver’s allowance, parking etc.
• An elephant ride at Amber Fort , Jaipur.
• Camel Ride in Jaisalmer.
• 01 hour man pulling rickshaw ride.  
  • Train Tickets : Agra – Varanasi – The best available A/C class


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    • Services of an English speaking local guide
    • Flight : Varanasi – Delhi
    • Entrance fee to any monuments or camera fee.
    • Any airfare or airport tax
    • Tips, gratuities.
    • Portage, laundry, telephone calls, table drinks or any other expenses of personal nature.

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