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    Amer Fort Jaipur




    Distance:

    From Delhi: 250kms (Delhi - Gurgaon NH8 - Jaipur)
    From Agra: 238kms (Agra - Fatehpur Sikri NH 11 - Jaipur)


    Amer Fort is located in Jaipur, capital city of Rajasthan. Fort built by Raja Man Singh in 1592 is one of the major tourist attraction in Rajasthan, Amer Fort is located above the Maota Lake near Amer village on the Jaipur Delhi Road and is built on around 4 sq km/ 1.5 sq mi, the 4 story fort is made up of sandstone and marble with 4 courtyards and a temple of Sila devi.


    Layout

    Fort has four main sections with its own entrance and a courtyard.

    First courtyard: Main entry of the fort is through Suraj Pole (Sun) Gate which leads to first courtyard Jaleb Chowk, this is the place where royal army use to parade after victory. It got a very beautiful Shuhag Mandir from where women of royal family use to watch the functions, parades and use to attend public hearings too.

    From Jaleb Chowk a stairway leads to the main palace grounds and at the first building on the right side is Sila Devi Temple which was built by Hindu Maharajas to offer prayers to Sila Devi.

    Next to this this temple there main entrance to the palace which is named as Ganesh pole Gate, its a three level structure with many hand made paintings made by natural colors. This gate leads to the apartments of royal family and Suhag Mandir (above mentioned) is built on the second floor of this structure.


    Second Courtyard: Diwan-e-aam or the Public Audience Hall is a elevated platform which was build Rajas to hear and receive petitions from the public, it got 27 colonnades, each of which is mounted with elephant shaped capital with galleries above it.


    Third Courtyard: It is the place where private apartments and rooms of royal families were built, it got two buildings of opposite sides with a beautiful garden in center. Structure of the left is called Jai Mandir also known as Sheesh Mahal which is built by million of convex shaped colored mirrors, all the walls, pillars and ceilings of this structure got these convex shaped mirrors and during the no moon nights Raja use to light one candle inside this palace which gives it a look of big glittering jewel box.
    The structure on opposite side of Sheesh Mahal is Sukh Mandir (temple of comfort), it got a big sandalwood with with complete marble work and a piped water supply flowing through an open channel which makes the environment as cool as air conditioning.

    Royal Palace of Raja Man Singh
    It is situated on the south of third courtyard which is the oldest part of this fort, it is the main palace where Kings use to live, there is a elevated platform in the center of courtyard of palace which use to be the meeting place of Maharanis (queens of royal family).

    Forth Courtyard: It the place where women of royal family use to live, this courtyard has many living rooms with attached rooms for attendants which open into a common corridor, each room was connected with a gallery from which Raja use to go to visit queen of his choice without being found out which queen he is visiting.



    Night view of Amer Fort from the Jaipur Delhi road

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    Night view of Amer Fort from Maota Lake

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    Panorama of Amer Fort from Jaleb Chowk

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    Drum Balcony, it was used to announce entrance of Rajas or royal guests

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    View of Amer village from fort

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    Boundry of Amer fort with watch tower for soilders

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    View of remains in Amer Village (clicked from Amer Fort)
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    Jaigarh Fort at Eagle Hill (click from Amer Fort)
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    Boundry of Amer Fort
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    Ganesh Pol Gate
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    Jaleb Chowk (Clicked from Sila Devi temple)
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    Boundry of Amer (Clicked from Diwan-e-Aam)
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    Diwan-e-Aam
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    Ganesh Pol Gate
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    Corridor inside second courtyard
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    Garden in Centre of Third couryard
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    Jai Mandir also known as Sheesh Mahal at Amer Fort
    Palace of mirrors
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    Sheesh Mahal at Amer Fort
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    Celing and walls of Sheesh Mahal
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    While facing Sheesh Mahal its on the right side
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    Arrangement for hot and cold water inside toilet of Palace,
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    Big jar of hot water on left over fire place and left colums are for cold water, marks of water pipelines can be seen on wall
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    Light arrangements inside toilet, now its an electric lamp but it use to be a fire torch in the days of raj
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    Jharokha at Amer Fort (Balcony)
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    Actual toilet (made way back in 15th century)
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    Ancient Indian toilet
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    Window of toilet
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    Arrangement for hot and cold water
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    View of Maota Lake and Garden below the Amer Fort (clicked from Jharokha)
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    Wall of Amer Fort (clicked from Jharokha)
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    Ceiling of Jharokha
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    Water lifting system at Amer Fort
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    Prisoners and servants use to rotate it all day long to lift water in Palace
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    Rope attached to water lifting pulley
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    Panorama view of water lifting system at Amer Fort, Jaipur
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    Wooden shaft connected to water wheel which use to rotate on its axis to pull water
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    Window near to water wheel
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    Persian water wheel or Rehat which was employed to lift water on third floor of palace
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    Water well made up of sandstone which leads to water tank on ground level, water well use to lift water from this well only. Bats on the wall of well were confused to see a human looking down below from such an height. Thanks to Chahal for taking me to this floor.
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    Corridor leading to living apartment at the end, balconies on the left and (on right) way leading to central courtyard
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    Way leading to central courtyard
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    Way to central courtyard in Royal Palace
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    Entrance to living apartment in Amer Fort
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    Corridor connecting different apartments in palace
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    Another living apartment of Amer Fort, entrance to ground room is on the left and there is a stair way on right which leads to first floor of the apartment
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    Ceiling on the room, it was decorated by hand made designs with natural colors
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    Walls of room in living apartment
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    Entrance from other side of apartment
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    This place was for young kids to play in watch of attendants and Maharanis
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    View of first floor of apartment
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    View of elevated platform in center of courtyard where Maharanis use to meet
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    Inside the room on first floor of apartment
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    Room entrance, Doors are made up of thick and tough wood
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    Inside the room on first floor, again thanks to Chahal who showed me interiors and explained about the culture and lifestyle of that era
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    Way leading outside the apartments complex
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    Clicked it on the way back to Delhi, around 15kms from Amer Fort on Jaipur Delhi Highway
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    Amer fort is a proud of Jaipur in Rajasthan state of India. It is one of the best tourist attraction place in Jaipur that is situated on a forested hill premonitory above the Amer village. I had seen so many places in India but Amer fort is my most favourite. This oldest and biggest fort's carving and natural beauty are too impressive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LuizzeOliveira View Post
    Amer fort is a proud of Jaipur in Rajasthan state of India. It is one of the best tourist attraction place in Jaipur that is situated on a forested hill premonitory above the Amer village. I had seen so many places in India but Amer fort is my most favourite. This oldest and biggest fort's carving and natural beauty are too impressive.
    Mate it seems like you have good knowledge about India and I like this fact, I welcome you to India Travel Forum to share you experiences. Remember to shout at me if you face any issues on India Travel Forum or during your stay in India

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    Quote Originally Posted by LuizzeOliveira View Post
    Amer fort is a proud of Jaipur in Rajasthan state of India. It is one of the best tourist attraction place in Jaipur that is situated on a forested hill premonitory above the Amer village. I had seen so many places in India but Amer fort is my most favourite. This oldest and biggest fort's carving and natural beauty are too impressive.

    Hello ..Luizze.

    Really Amer fort is one tourist attraction place in Jaipur. and so many things are here attractive for tourist Like a Suraj poll , boundary Amer ,quin and king mahal. It's a so beautiful and very attractive .

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