Amer Fort, Jaipur

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Photo: entrance to fort

The Amer fort in Jaipur was built by Raja Man Singh I beside the Maota lake. It is an architectural jewel that has its fair share in making Jaipur an international travel destination.

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Photo View from the Maoto lake

The Amer town around the Amer Palace is a heritage. The town is spread over an area of 4 square kilometres. It has 18 temples, 3 Jain mandirs and three mosques. Constructions of temples are ongoing along with conservations of dilapidated buildings. It has been listed by the World Monument Fund (WMF) as one of the 100 endangered sites in the world.

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Photo courtyard

 

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Photo one of the Entrance gates

The majestic fort has several segments each with a courtyard and a rich palace complex built with red sandstone and marble which includes the Diwan-e-Aam or the “Hall of commons”, the Diwan-e-Khas or the “Hall of Private Audience”, the Sheesh Mahal (mirror palace) or Jai Mandir, and the Sukh Niwas where ingenuous ventilation techniques keeps the surrounding dool. The palace was lived in by the Kacchwaha Suryavanshi Rajputs and their families. The are several temples with one temple dedicated to Sila Devi, a goddess of the Chaitanya cult which was given to Raja Man Singh when he had defeated the Raja of Jessore, (now in Bangladesh) in 1604

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Photo Elephants are still maintained at the fort

To cover the fort and palace, it would require at least 4-5 hours. Every view of and from the fort is majestic.

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Photo In the backdrop of sunset

 

 

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Photo  View of Maota lake from the fort terrace 



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