Majestic Amber Fort narrates the silent tales of valor and bravery of great
Rajput Kings. Characterized by architectural splendor and Rajputana legacy,
the fort is a superb specimen of Rajput architecture. The stunning fort
represents a blend of Hindu and Mughal style of architecture. History echoes
in the ruins of decayed edifice.
History of Amber Fort
Amber Fort was built in 1592, by Raja Man Singh I. The fort complex was
commenced under the reign of Raja Man Singh, commander in Chief of Akbar's
army and was completed by his descendant, Raja Jai Singh I. It is all built
in white marble and red sandstone. Amber fort was modified by successive
Rajput rulers for the next 150 years.
Architectural Splendor of Amber Fort
The stunning architecture of this magnificent fort is worth praising.
Interiors adorned with carvings, precious stones and mirror settings
mesmerizes the visitors. Further Maotha Lake situated in the front of fort
enhances the beauty of it. The fort seems to be more attractive because of
the lake, as it forms a beautiful crystal image on the still water.
Marvelous Fort is ornamented in Mughal and Hindu style of decoration and
offers warm and tranquil ambiance. Fascinating artistic and intricate work
on the walls of the fort is beyond the scope of words. Exquisite paintings
depicts the temperament of the Rajput rulers, who were adventure
enthusiasts, revolutionary and self-indulgent. The inside halls are adorned
with minute mirror work and intricate carvings.
Highlights of Amber Fort
The fort is divided into four main sections, each with its own courtyard.
(Hall of Public Audiences) is
a pavilion with a double row of columns each topped by a capital in the
shape of an elephant and latticed galleries above.
Kali Devi Temple:
The Kali Devi Temple, with
gorgeous silver doors features repousse work. Two silver lions are placed
before the image of Goddess.
The third courtyard is the fascinating
Ganesh Pol, adorned with beautiful sculptures.
The Jai Mandir comprises of inlaid
panels and multi-mirrored ceilings.
Opposite the Jai Mandir lies the Sukh
Niwas (Hall of Pleasure), with an ivory inlaid doors made from sandalwood.
Enjoy the immense beauty of Amber
Fort with a royal Elephant ride. A ride on the back of colorful painted
elephant is the best way to explore the charm of this opulent fort, that
offers kingly feelings.