Located some 11 km from Jaipur, Amer Fort is a famous historical structure in the Indian state of Rajasthan. Blending the Hindu and Rajput architectural style elements of medieval period, the fort is located on a high hill and draws a big number of tourists from across the globe. Built in 1592 by Raja Mann Singh I, the fort is designed with marbles and red sandstone and overlooks the famous Maota Lake.
Once the proud abode of the erstwhile Rajput Maharajas and their clans, the Amer Fort or the Amer Palace today continues to shine in its stately pride and attracts a massive horde of tourists every year. Once you enter within the walls of the fort, you witness an unrivalled variety of aesthetic ambiance drenched in sandstone and marble. The palace is opulent in many ways and it’s stretched out on courtyard-laced four levels.
The Amer Fort has many structures within the walls including the Diwan-e-Aam, the Diwan-e-Khas, the Sheesh Mahal (mirror palace) and the SukhNiwas. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the fort is magnificence personified towering structure on the Aravalli range of hills that is a testimony of Rajput pomp and pride of the time. Once you plan a trip to Jaipur, make sure Amer Fort is in the itinerary to experience the medieval India at its best!