Amer Fort is located on a forested hill area of Amer (i a small town with an area of 4 kilometers), located about 11 kilometers from Jaipur, the capital city of Rajasthan state. The Amer is one of the tourist attractions in Jaipur for its artistic Hindu style. At its front, the palace overlooks Maota Lake which is the main source of water then. Amer was a small place built by Meenas. The Amer Fort is originally believed to have been built by Raja Man Singh, a Kachwaha king of Amer, during 967 CE. The palace underwent improvement and addition by rulers over the next 150 years, until Kachwahas shifted their capital to Jaipur in 1727, during the time of Raja Sawai Jai Singh 2.
A narrow 4WD road leads up to the entrance gate of Fort which is known as Suraj Pol ( sun gate).
The palace is diveded into Four main sections with its own entry gate and Courtyard. It consists of the Diwan-i-aam (Hall for public), Diwan-e-khas (Hall for private people), Sheesh Mahal (Mirror palace) and Sukh Niwas (residence of pleasure).
The entrance of first courtyard Jalebi Chawk
jalebi Chawk pictures before and after rain.
The second Gate Ganesh Pol and Courtyard
The Ganesh gate was the entrance of the Raja’s private palaces. The gate was built by Mirza Raja Jai Singh. Above this gate is Suhag Mandir where ladies of royal family used to watch functions held in Diwan-i-aam through the latticed Windows.
Lord Ganesh on top of the gate.
This gate was made by sandle wood and the yellow work on the celling was done by Gold.
The garden is known as Rani ka bagicha (queen’s garden) situated in middle of Diwan-i-aam and Diwan-e-khas.
If you stand in front of the flower, the other person can see your reflection in both side square mirrors. Like this…
This is the “magic flower” of Mirror Palace a flower with two hovering butterflies , the flower has seven unique designs including a fish tail, Lotus, hooded cobra, elephant’s trunk, lion’s tail, cob of corn and scorpion. Each one is visible by a special way of partially hiding the panel with the help of hands.
The way of roof top
The forth courtyard
This is the place where ladies of royal family and mistresses lived, also known as Sukh Mahal. This courtyard has many living rooms which are open into a same corridor. It is said that king was visited this place by choice without knowing to which queen he was visiting.
The market and cafes in fort
The market is situated in the area where normal people who were not belong to royal family lived.
This is the tank of water storage which is restricted to visit.
The exit gate of palace where you see papet