The Palace is situated in Amber, 11km from Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan. The Palace lies inside the massive Amber fort complex with several gateways, gardens, halls, small palaces, pavillions & temples. The construction of the palace was started by Raja Man Singh I in 1592 and later it was completed by Raja Jai Singh and Sawai Jai Singh. This palace is a synthesis of Hindu & Mughal architecture built in red sandstone and white marble. This is a must visit travel destination in Rajasthan which attracts tourists from all over India.
The Palace is a blend of Hindu & Mughal architecture built in red sandstone and white Marble. There are several palaces like the Sheesh Mahal, Zenana Mahal, temples like the Kali Temple and gardens inside it.
Attraction within the palace are
Sheesh Mahal :
The Sheesh Mahal or the Hall of Mirrors known
for its mirror works is the most spectacular monument inside the palace complex.
Numerous mirror pieces on the walls sparkle in light and illuminates the entire
Kali Temple : There is a temple built by Maharaja Man Singh which is devoted to Goddess Kali & has huge doors made of silver.
The Zenana was the apartments for royal women which
has beautiful frescoes and spectacular courtyard. Also there are private chambers
for the royal women from where they could watch the proceedings of the royal
Kesar Kyari :
This beautiful garden is situated in the center
of Maotha lake & the Dilaram Bagh which provide a spectacular view of the
Hawa MahalHawa Mahal :
Hawa Mahal or the Palace of Winds
is a five storied building with a number of tiny windows, arched roofs & balconies.
This was built for royal ladies to watch the procession and various activities
in the streets.
City Palace :
This beautiful palace complex has several buildings,
gardens, courtyards inside it and is a fine synthesis of Rajasthani and Mughal
How to Get There
Jaipur Airport, Sanganer is at a distance of 11 km
from the city centre which is connected to Delhi, Mumbai, Udaipur, Jodhpur
and some other major destinations by regular flights.
Indian railway connects Jaipur with all the major
parts of the country
Jaipur is well connected to various parts of India
by an excellent road network.
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