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Amber Fort

This 16th-century fort attracts visitors with its fusion of Hindu and Mughal architectural styles, grand halls, courtyards and beautiful views.

Set on a hilltop in the town of Amer (sometimes spelled Amber) is Amber Fort, one of India’s most majestic forts. Walk through lavishly decorated halls and courtyards, spot centuries-old artwork, admire temples and enjoy views of a picturesque lake and garden. The fort was commissioned by Raja Man Singh I in 1592 and has had several renovations over the centuries.

Walk up the narrow lane to the fort’s entrance and admire its imposing red sandstone and white marble facade. Climb the stairs through Suraj Pol (Lion’s Gate), which leads to the colonnaded Diwan-i-Am (Hall of Public Audience). Here the king held meetings with members of state and listened to public complaints. Go to the Sila Devi Temple to spot intricately carved doors and a statue of the goddess Kali.

Enter Ganesh Pol (Elephant’s Gate) to see the private rooms of the maharajah and royal family. Marvel at the Sheesh Mahal (Mirror Palace), the fort’s most impressive room with walls adorned with mosaics of mirrors and colored glass. Above is the Jai Mandir (Hall of Victory), noted for its carved marble panels. Walk along the fort’s ramparts to view Maota Lake and Kesar Kyari, a picturesque garden with star-shaped flowerbeds.

Amber Fort is a 30-minute drive east from Jaipur on the road toward Delhi. Catch a public bus to the fort’s parking lot, from where it is about a 15-minute walk to the entrance.

The fort is open daily. You’ll need to pay an additional fee if you want to enter with a camera. Rent an audio guide or hire a local guide, who can provide information on the fort’s history and interesting places that might otherwise be missed. Watch for snake charmers and musicians in traditional dress.

Arrive at Amber Fort early to avoid the crowds and heat, or come in the late afternoon when softer light presents good photography opportunities. Pay an additional fee to enjoy an evening sound and light show.


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Trident, Jaipur $51
Trident, Jaipur

Trident, Jaipur

Amber Fort Road Opposite Jal, Jaipur, Rajasthan
     
    5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    This family-friendly Jaipur hotel is located in the historical district, within 3 mi (5 km) of Jal Mahal, Hawa Mahal and Amer Fort. Johri Bazaar and City Palace are also within 3 mi (5 km).

    OYO 14537 Hotel Amer Haveli
    OYO 14537 Hotel Amer Haveli

    OYO 14537 Hotel Amer Haveli

    0, Opp Amer Fort, Near Elephant Ride Point, Amer, Rajasthan
       
      2.5 out of 5.0 Stars

      Situated in Amer, this apartment building is 0.3 mi (0.5 km) from Amer Fort and 2.6 mi (4.2 km) from Jal Mahal. Hawa Mahal and Amber Fort are also within 6 mi (10 km).

      V Resorts Adhbbhut Jaipur
      V Resorts Adhbbhut Jaipur

      V Resorts Adhbbhut Jaipur

      311 - Badrinath Colony, Sagar Road, Amer, Amer, Rajasthan
         
        3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        Situated in Amer, this hotel is 0.7 mi (1.1 km) from Amer Fort and 3 mi (4.8 km) from Jal Mahal. Hawa Mahal and Amber Fort are also within 6 mi (10 km).

        Lebua Lodge at Amer, Jaipur
        Lebua Lodge at Amer, Jaipur

        Lebua Lodge at Amer, Jaipur

        KUNDA,NH-8,TEHSIL AMER,DISTRICT, JAIPUR,RAJASTHAN, 3057211, Amer, Rajasthan
           
          4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          This family-friendly Amer hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Nahargarh Biological & Zoological Park and Amer Fort. Jal Mahal and Hawa Mahal are also within 9 mi (15 km).

          OYO 26857 Hotel Ps Royal Heritage $12
          OYO 26857 Hotel Ps Royal Heritage

          OYO 26857 Hotel Ps Royal Heritage

          Raja watan ka chawk,amer, Amer, Rajasthan
             
            3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Situated in Amer, this hotel is 0.8 mi (1.3 km) from Amer Fort and 2.9 mi (4.7 km) from Nahargarh Biological & Zoological Park. Jal Mahal and Amber Fort are also within 6 mi (10 km).

            Hotel Amer Classic
            Hotel Amer Classic

            Hotel Amer Classic

            Amer Rd, Amer, RJ
               
              0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Situated in the historical district, this hotel is 0.8 mi (1.3 km) from Amer Fort and 2.9 mi (4.7 km) from Nahargarh Biological & Zoological Park. Jal Mahal and Amber Fort are also within 6 mi (10 km).

              Hotel Amer View
              Hotel Amer View

              Hotel Amer View

              53, Chattriya, Opp K K Royal Days, Jaipur, Amer, Rajasthan
                 
                3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                Situated in the historical district, this hotel is 1 mi (1.6 km) from Amer Fort and 2.7 mi (4.4 km) from Nahargarh Biological & Zoological Park. Jal Mahal and Amber Fort are also within 6 mi (10 km).

                KK Royal Hotel & Convention Centre $100
                KK Royal Hotel & Convention Centre

                KK Royal Hotel & Convention Centre

                Amer Road, Amer, Rajasthan
                   
                  3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                  This family-friendly Amer hotel is located in the historical district, 1 mi (1.6 km) from Amer Fort, and within 6 mi (10 km) of Jal Mahal and Jaigarh Fort. Amber Fort is 5.3 mi (8.5 km) away.