Raja Man Singh built Amer Palace in 16th century. Amber is the classic and romantic fort- palace with a magnificent aura. The interior wall
of the palace depicts expressive painting scenes with carvings, precious stones and mirror settings. In the foreground is the Maota Lake, providing a breathtaking look.
Old Amber Palace : The Old Palace lies at the base of the Jaigarh Fort. This area was the original Amber before Man Singh I came along and went on a building spree.
Shila Devi Temple : Entry into Shila Mata Temple is through Singh Pol. The temple is devoted to Shila Mata ( Goddess Kali), the goddess of victory and houses a black marble idol of the goddess which was brought here from Jessore by Raja Man Sigh in 1604. You would find nine images of Goddess Durga (strength) and ten forms of Goddess Saraswati ( knowledge) which are carved on the silver gates of the temple.
Ganesh Pol & Suhaag Mandir : Ganesh Pol forms another attractions in Amber fort and is an imposing gateway which lies south of Diwan-i-am. IT is the entry into the private palaces of the Maharajas.
Diwan-i-Am : As the name suggests, the Raja held audience here to hear and receive petitions from the public.
Jai Mandir & Jas Mandir : A famous temple which has Sheesh Mahal, a beautiful hall of mirrors that are so artistically set that even a tiny ray of light gets reflected in the mirrors and illumines the hall dazzlingly. Sheesh Mahal is famous all over the world as one of the most desirable tourist attraction.
Amber Fort is a must visiting site in the state of Rajasthan, India. The tourists to this fort can either approach the fort by road or take an elephant ride, which though is quite slow yet is a lot of fun. To visit the Amber Fort, one can enjoy elephant ride from the bottom of hill. During your Jaipur, Rajasthan tour, do not miss or forget to take a tour the Amber Fort, which is one of the most impressive forts in the state of Rajasthan, India.
Panoramic View of Amer Fort (360cities.net)