Amer Fort Jaipur
Amer (Amer Fort was the ancient citadel of the ruling Swai Jai Singh II clan of Amer, before the capital was shifted to present Jaipur.
The Amer palace lies within this fort complex, one of the finest examples of Rajput architecture. Construction was started by Raja Man Singh I, army commander of Mughal Emperor Akbar in 1592 and was completed by Mirza Raja Jai Singh and Sawai Jai Singh, over a period of about two centuries. The palace is situated atop a hill. Beware, there are plenty of touts around who tell you the road is bad. At the Kali temple, water or whisky is served as Prasad (gods offering). You have to ask for the whisky however.
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The Amber Fort set in rugged hills is a fascinating blend of Hindu and Mughal architecture. Constructed by Raja Man Singh I in 1592 and completed by Sawai Jai Singh I. The fort is made in red sand stone and white marble. The rugged forbidding exterior belies an inner paradise with a beautiful fusion of art and architecture. 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. Built mainly for the warring enemies as a safe place, the heavily structured walls could defend the residents within the ramparts of the fort.