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From Diwan-E-Aam to Sheesh Mahal- Rediscovering the Beauty of Amer Fort

The Pink City of Jaipur is known for its pristine palaces and enchanting edifices- a land that truly represents the glory and valour of the Rajput kings of bygone years. The epic monuments evoke a sense of medieval romance and remind us of the heroic feats of true-blue warriors as chronicled in the pages of history. Amidst the royal relics of Jaipur, there is Amer Fort (at a distance of 11 km from the main city), which sits atop a rugged hill and silently narrates the tale of the Kachwahas.

The Grand Architecture

This regal fort is an ideal blend of traditional Hindu and Nawabi framework. It was Raja Man Singh I who first laid the foundational stones of this grand architecture in the year 1592. The construction was completed during the reign of Mirja Raja Jai Singh. Made of marble and red sandstone, its imposing walls girdle a hidden paradise of art and architecture. The cultural heritage of Rajasthan finds culmination in the magnificent aura of Amber. The inner walls of this exquisite palace flaunt beautiful paintings, engravings, mirror settings and precious stones. The Maota Lake in the foreground alluringly beckons curious travellers and seems to whisper, “Come, explore the antiquity of Amer.” Standing tall against the onslaughts of nature and man for the last 7 centuries, this fort has been well-preserved till date.

A Tourist’s Paradise

Visit Amer and you will know why it is considered one of most striking hilltop forts in the country. Vast halls, beautiful temples, magnificent palaces, lush gardens- Amer Fort is a classic example of incredible India. Diwan-E-Aam, Sheesh Mahal, Sukh Niwas and Shila Mata Temple are some of the notable structures within the fort. For an absolute royal treatment, opt for an elephant safari along the slopes of the Aravali.

Explore the Beauty of Amer Fort- The ‘Maharaja’ Style!

Sponsored by IRCTC (Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation Limited), the Maharajas’ Express redefines royalty with its luxury travel itineraries all across India. Now discover the beauty of Amer Fort with The Indian Panorama, The Heritage of India, Treasures of India and Gems of India. Maharajas’ Express itineraries cover the major tourist destinations in North India including the Amer Fort in Jaipur. Take a closer look at the capital city of Rajasthan and visit Amer for a one-of-a-kind experience.