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Amber Fort Historical Facts and Pictures

Amber fort or Amer fort, located in a small town called Amer (earlier known as Dhundar), 11 km away from Jaipur in the state of Rajasthan, India, is one of the most important tourist destinations of the state. Built on a high hill and overlooking the Maota Lake, the fort is famous for its aesthetic and natural beauty.
Amber’s (later Jaipur) Kacchwaha King Man Singh I built the fort in 1592. It is known for its amazing artistry and Hindu architectural style. The fort was later renovated and expanded by Raja Jai Sigh I, descendant of Man Singh I. The fort continued to undergo improvements and expansions over the next hundred and fifty years by the successive generations of Kachwaha kings until their capital was shifted to Jaipur in 1727, during the rule of Sawai Jai Singh II.

Amber Fort

Amber Fort Images

Amber Fort Images

Amber Fort Pictures

Amber Fort Pictures

Amber Fort

Amber Fort

Amber Fort at Night

Amber Fort at Night

Amber Fort at Night

Amber Fort Night

Amber Fort Night

Night View at Amber Fort

Night View at Amber Fort

Amber Fort Inside

Inside View of Amber Fort

Inside View of Amber Fort

Amber Fort Inside View

Amber Fort Inside View

Amber Fort Inside

Amber Fort Inside

Inside of Amber Fort

Inside of Amber Fort

Amber Fort Elephant

Amber Fort Elephant Images

Amber Fort Elephant Images

Amber Fort Elephant Pictures

Amber Fort Elephant Pictures

Amber Fort Elephant

Amber Fort Elephant

Amber Fort Entrance

Amber Fort Entrance

Amber Fort Entrance

Entrance of Amber Fort

Entrance of Amber Fort

The fort has four main divisions with each having a separate entrance and courtyard. Notable constructions and art works in the fort include the Sila Devi Temple, the Palace of Man Singh I, the Tripolia Gate, Lion Gate and a beautiful hexagonal garden styled in a similar manner as the Mughal Garden or Chahar Bagh.

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Amer, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302001

Fort and palace

1592
Raja Man Singh I with additions by Sawai Jai Singh
Sandstone
Architecture of India
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