Amer Fort is located in Amer , Rajasthan India. Amer Fort is known for its artistic style elements. With its large ramparts and series of gates and cobbled paths, the fort overlooks the Maota Lake, which is the main source of water for the Amer palace.
In the Pink City of Jaipur, cradled on the top of the Aravali Hill lies the Amer Fort, one of the most magnificent palaces in India. Also commonly known as the Amber Fort, this majestic building with its maze-like passages and serpentine staircases is an architectural masterpiece and with significant importance in Indian history. Only 11 kilometres away from the capital city of Jaipur, Amer Fort is clad in pink and yellow sandstone and is a part of an extensive complex. Built by one of the most trusted generals of Akbar, Maharaja Man Singh I in the year 1592, Amer Fort served as the main residence of the Rajput Rulers.
The Amer Fort through its large ramparts, several gateways and paved paths overlooks the Maotha Lake in the town of Amer, which used to serve as the capital of the erstwhile Jaipur princely state. The fort is big enough that it will take you at least two to three hours to explore it in detail, and you can also choose to avail of the audio guides to lead you through this fascinating building while explaining the history of the place. Getting an elephant ride up the stairs to the Amber Fort is also a popular tourist activity. The fort sees over five thousand visitors daily and rightfully, the Amer Fort was inducted into UNESCO World Heritage Site list as part of the “Hill Forts of Rajasthan” along with five other forts.
Entry fee: INR 100 per person (Indians) and INR 10 per person(Indian students) | INR 500 per person (Foreigner) and INR 100 per person (Foreign students)
Timings: 8:00 am to 6:00 pm | Light show: 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Highlights of the fort: Elephant rides, incredible view of the city, Diwan-e-khas, Diwan-e-aam, Sukh Niwas and Sheesh Mahal.
How To Reach Amer Fort
The Amber Fort is 11 kilometres away from Jaipur which is the capital of Rajasthan which also is the nearest airport and railway station. Jaipur is readily connected to major parts of the country
Cabs and Taxis are readily available from Jaipur. State buses also ply from the Jaipur and other major cities of the state to Amer. The public buses ply from Ajmeri Gate and MI Road and take around twenty minutes to reach to Amer Fort.
Amer Fort Sound And Light Show
A fifty minute long light and sound show are held every evening at the Amer Fort showcasing the history of Jaipur and the fort. With a motive of reviving the state’s rich history, tradition and culture, the show celebrate local legends, folklore and folk music. Photography, video or audio recordings of the show are prohibited.
Light and Sound Show fee: INR 295
Duration: 52 minutes.
October to February -6:30 PM (English)/ 7:30 PM (Hindi)
March to April – 7:00 PM (English)/ 8:00 PM (Hindi)
May to September – 7:30 PM (English)/ 8:30 PM (Hindi)