The Amber fort, a specimen of Rajput architecture, was constructed in 1592
by Raja Man Singh. The stunning fort is built in white marble and sand
stone, overlooking picturesque Maotha lake which reflects its terraces and
ramparts. The fort is characterized by architectural wonder, Rajputana
legacy and offers a glimpse of bygone era. History echoes in the ruins of
Royal Elephant Ride
There are about 100 of elephants working in around at Amber. The ride
starts from a lower altitude and reaches higher altitude while moving ahead.
The flawless beauty of Amber Fort can be enjoyed with an exciting elephant
ride. Venture out on Elephant ride, that makes one feel as if they are
treated royally. Explore the charm of this opulent fort, on the back of
colorfully painted elephant, a unique experience that beckons you. To climb
on this giant creature, special elephants stops with ramps are built, where
you can wait and get on.
Imagine yourself in the shinning armor as you move ahead to get around this
exquisite fort, that has seen raging battles down the centuries. It has
witnessed chivalry and heroics from close quarters. Royal history comes
alive before the riders, who are on back of bejeweled animal.
Highlights of the Fort
Elephant halts at some major places of interest -
An imposing stairway leads to the
Diwam-i-am, with a double row of columns each topped by a capital in the
shape of an elephant and latticed galleries above.
Kali Devi Temple:
Next is the Kali Devi Temple, with
gorgeous silver doors featuring repousse work. Two silver lions are placed
before the image of Goddess.
The third courtyard is the amazing
Ganesh Pol, adorned with mosaics and beautiful sculptures.
Visit the Jai Mandir, enhanced with
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.
Elephant Ride Fair:
Elephant ride to fort is Rs. 400
for four people.
9 am - 4:30 pm
Rs. 50 for foreigners and Rs. 10 for