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Explore Amer Fort on a Luxury Tour of Incredible India

A quaint town with an area of only 4 square kms, Amer is situated at a distance of about 11 kms from Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan. Cradled on top of the Aravalli Hills lies Amer’s principal tourist attraction, the wide-famed Amer Fort and Palace. Set against the backdrop of the stark desert landscape and rolling hills, this majestic building with its maze-like alleyways and serpentine stairways is a UNESCO World Heritage Site as part of the ‘Hill Forts of Rajasthan’ along with five other forts. Want to know more about this one-of-a-kind architectural marvel? Read more to find out.
Amer Fort: An Architectural Gem
Commissioned in 1592 by Maharaja Man Singh I, this grand structure is built entirely of red sandstone with intricate white marble work. With a gorgeous palace, beautiful temples and various ornate gates, the fort is a fine example of Rajput and Mughal styles of architecture. As the former residence of the royal family, the formidable fort is almost impenetrable as it kept the enemy at bay. Laid out on four levels with expansive courtyards, it consists of the Diwan-e-Aam, or the ‘Hall of Public Audience’, the Diwan-e-Khas, or the ‘Hall of Private Audience’, the Sheesh Mahal (mirror palace) or Jai Mandir and the Sukh Niwas. The Sheesh Mahal boasts of fine marble work and cut-glass and mirror inlaid designs on ceilings and walls, making for a breathtaking sight. Even after centuries, the royal grandeur of this magnificent palace is enough to sweep you off your feet. To explore this gorgeous site in all its glory, plan a journey on the world’s leading luxury train, The Maharajas’ Express. Offering bespoke tours of India’s most prominent tourist attractions, this deluxe train has everything you need for a dreamy escape.
Celebrate Incredible India with The Maharajas’ Express
Running on four different itineraries, The Maharajas’ Express Train captures the heart and soul of India like no other. Some of the major destinations included in the journey are Taj Mahal, Agra Fort, Amer Fort, Mehrangarh Fort, Lake Pichola, Ranthambore, Fatehpur Sikri, Ganga Ghat at Varanasi, Western Group of Temples at Khajuraho, Rambagh Palace, Umaid Bhawan Palace and Jaswant Thada among others. Depending on which places you want to visit, you can choose from The Indian Splendour (7 Days/ 6 Nights), The Indian Panorama (7 Days/ 6 Nights), The Heritage of India (7 Days/ 6 Nights) and the Treasures of India tour (4 Days/ 3 Nights). Whether you want to visit the Amer Fort or Ajanta on a luxury tour, The Maharajas’ Express should be your top choice. Apart from sightseeing at these heritage sites and popular destinations, the journey also includes fun activities, cultural programs, spa sessions, entertainment shows and lots more. Some itineraries also have optional excursions that can be undertaken by the guests as per their preference. If you want a more relaxing holiday, then you can just sit back and relax inside the train’s elegant interiors. Inspired by the vibrant colours of India, this train is a true celebration of its culture, art, history, architecture and heritage. To know more about Heritage Tours of Ajanta, Luxury Tours Ajanta, Ajanta Caves Luxury Tours or to book your journey, visit www.the-maharajas.com.