Amber Fort

Amber Fort is very famous tourists place in India. It is located in Amer, Rajasthan, India. Amer is basically a town in Rajasthan ahead of Jaipur which is also the capital of Rajasthan. This Fort is mainly built by Meenas which is tribe in Rajasthan, India. Many people or tourists are attracted to This Fort whenever they come to visit Rajasthan, India. It is the principal of tourist attraction. This Fort is also name as the Artistic style elements. With large series of gates and ramparts, makes it attractive. The only source of water in the Fort is Maota Lake.

Amer or Amber name derives from the Ambikeshwar Temple, which was built atop the Amer Fort. The name Ambikeshwar is a local name for God Shiva. However the local people says that the name Amber derives from Amba, the Mother Goddess Durga. This palace is situated on a forested hill and a narrow road leads to the entrance gate which is also called the Suraj Pol (Sun Gate). Earlier for riding up to the Fort elephants are used for riding but now jeeps are being used for riding up to to the fort. The architecture of this fort is very attractive as well as beautiful. There are mainly six separate sections in the Fort with their own entrance gate and courtyard. The first main entrance is Suraj Pol (Sun Gate) which leads to first courtyard. The second courtyard is up to the stairways which is the Diwan-i-Aam or the Public Audience Hall. Third courtyard is entered through Ganesh Pol or Ganesh Gate. It is a courtyard where private quarters of Maharaja, his family and attendants were located. Fourth courtyard is where all the queens are resided. This courtyard has many rooms with a common corridor as all the rooms are opened. This palace was constructed of red sandstone and marble with opulent palace laid with four levels, each with a courtyard.

This Fort of Rajasthan with six courtyards are included in the UNESCO World Heritage Site during 37th meeting of the World Heritage Committee in June 2013. It was considered as the examples of Rajput Military hill architecture. Around 4000 to 5000 per day tourists are being visited during peak tourists season. In the main entry there were guards so that no one can unknowingly visit into the Fort. For visiting into the court one has to go through the entry charges. This fort is known in medieval period as Dhundar which means attributed to sacrificial mount in the western frontiers. The current Amer place was created in 16th century with larger palace to the already existing home of the rulers. The older palace was known as the Kadimi Mahal (Persian of Ancient). It is the only serving palace in India.

Hence this fort is the most visited place in India. Although many ancient structures are destroyed or replaced in the medieval period. However, Amer Fort is very well preserved and a place to be visited in India.