Amber fort is popularly known as the Amer fort which is the main point of attraction in Jaipur, India. It is located near Maota Lake. It stands on a hill.
It is in the list of World heritage sites and had been added to the group called Hill forts of Rajasthan in 2013. The fort has a 4WD road which ends on its gate. It is one of the most famous tourist attracting sites in India which receives more than 5000 visitors every day.
A small palace was built by the Meenas in 1592 which later on went under the control of the Kachwaha. During the rule, Raja Man Singh rebuilt the fort and then it came into the present form and structure.
After him, his later successors did various additions and construction in the fort complex. They used it as their residence till when the second king from the dynasty decided to move his capital from Amber to Jaipur city.
The fort consists of four parts or sections with its first main gate called Suraj pole which means sun gate. This gate opens into a wide courtyard. There are four courtyards in the fort. The fort contains many temples, gardens and long walls.
The Amber fort is connected with the famous jaigarh fort about which it has been considering that the tunnel used to work as a way for the royals to move from the fort towards jaigarh fort safely during a serious situation or a war.
The way of construction of the fort is truly Hindu style. The ceilings have been decorated with beautiful paintings. There are sculptures of elephants in the walls and the pillars.
The most attractive item in the fort is the “magic flower” which is a handmade flower on a curved piece of marble. Red sandstone and marble is the material used for its construction.