An exciting and interesting tour at Amer Fort!

Updated: Aug 23, 2021

Amer Fort is a very famous place in Jaipur, India. It's beauty and architecture attracts many tourists and people from many different places. I simply love it's architecture and beauty! And you will too! But before we dive in, I have something special for you!

Trivia Time

Amer Fort is also called Amber Fort. Here are two stories how it got it's name:

First, it is said that it is been named after Amba Mata, a form of Goddess Durga. Meenas residing in these regions used to believe in Goddess Durga a lot and thereby named the fort. The second story suggests that it has been derived from the name Ambikeshwar, who is considered a form of Lord Shiva.

The Sheesh mahal is one of the exotic views inside the fort. The walls of the Sheesh Mahal or Mirror Palace is etched with concave mirrors, redirecting a ray of light in such a way that the entire Sheesh Mahal gets lit up.


Amer is a town located 11 kilometres (6.8 mi) from Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan. One of it's most famous places to visit is the Amer Fort. Built high up on the hillside, the Amer Fort is approachable on foot via a steep climb or by shuttle rides from the town below But an elephant ride is also available.

The Amer Fort was built by Raja Man Singh kachwaha. It was built of marble and red sandstone. It is put out on four different levels, each with a courtyard. It consists of the Diwan-e-Aam, or "Hall of Public Audience", the Diwan-e-Khas, or "Hall of Private Audience", the Sheesh Mahal (mirror palace), and the Sukh Niwas where a chilly climate is artificially created by winds that blow over a waterfall within the palace. Thus, the Amer Fort is also famously known as the Amer Palace.

To get to Amer Fort from Kolkata, You need to to book a flight from Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport (CCU) in Kolkata to Jaipur International Airport. Then you can take a bus to Amer Fort.

Now, saying this, I shall bid my farewell with a little image for inspiration. See you next time!



Also Read my other posts about Architectural Sites of India:

1. The Magic of the great Mysore Palace

2. The Magical History of the Nalanda Ruins

3. Did you know these 3 interesting facts about the Konark Sun Temple?


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