Amer Fort Overview

Amer Fort is a stunning palace in India. It is located on the top of a hill near Jaipur. The fort has a grand structure with twisting passages and staircases. Built by Maharaja Man Singh I in 1592, it is made of pink and yellow sandstone. This fort is a part of a vast complex that overlooks Maotha Lake. You can explore the fort for hours on an elephant ride.

The fort is a pearl on the crown of Jaipur. Over five thousand tourists visit the fort every day to bask in its royal splendour. The Amer fort has also been inducted into the UNESCO world heritage list along with five other forts of Rajasthan. Explore the royal heritage of Amer with our Jaipur packages, encompassing the majestic Amer Fort and a cultural journey through history.

Amer Fort is a beautiful Rajput architecture on the top of Cheel Ka Teela in Jaipur. Built in the 16th century, it has splendid palaces, courtyards, and the famous Sheesh Mahal. This historical gem is a UNESCO World Heritage Site that offers spectacular views. It is a jewel in the crown of Jaipur that attracts over five thousand visitors daily. The entire structure of the Amer Fort is well-known for its Hindu-inspired architecture. They are made of pink and yellow sandstones, which reveal the royal elegance of Rajasthan. It has grand parapets and ornate gateways. You can take an elephant ride around the fort and enjoy sound and light shows within the fort.

On your visit to the attraction, you can admire the colourful carvings and paintings of Ganesh Pol and Suraj Pol. You can also walk through the Jaleb Chowk, which is lined with horse stables on one side. After taking the staircase to the top, you will come across Sila Devi Temple and Diwan-e-Aam. If you want to see the private quarters of the king and his associates, you can enter the Sukh Niwas. Once you have explored the interiors of the fort, you can walk around the Sheesh Mahal and witness the setup of Royal Rooms through glass windows.


• Dive into the royal ambience of Amer Fort and wander through palaces, courtyards, and the beautiful Sheesh Mahal.
• Admire the intricate Rajputana architecture crafted from pink and yellow sandstones.
• Enjoy elephant rides and attractive sound and light shows within the walls of the Amer Fort.
• Learn about the cultural heritage of India through the ornate gateways and maze-like passages of the fort.
• Explore the Ganesh Pol, Suraj Pol, Jaleb Chowk, Sila Devi Temple, and Diwan-e-Aam of the Amer Fort.

How To Reach

From Airport:

Amer Fort is in Jaipur in the Indian state of Rajasthan.

By Bus- If you prefer to travel to Amer Fort by bus, you can take the RSRTC bus from Hawa Mahal in Jaipur to reach Amer Fort. This bus journey will take around 20 minutes to cover a distance of 7.2 kilometres and reach your final destination.

By Taxi- You can either take a cab, taxi, or tuk-tuk to reach Amer Fort from Hawa Mahal in Jaipur. It will take you around 18 minutes to reach Amer Fort, covering a distance of about 7.2 kilometres.

Best Time To Visit

Amer Fort Jaipur is open to tourists throughout the year. You can visit the attraction every month and season.

Best Season- The best time to visit Amer Fort Jaipur is during the winter season, from September to March. During this time, the weather remains cool and pleasant to explore the fort peacefully. 

Best Day of the Week- Visit Amer Fort on weekdays rather than weekends to avoid the rush of crowds and explore the attraction peacefully.

Best Time of the Day- Come at night between 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. to enjoy the sound and light show at the Amer Fort.

Other Essential Information

Amer fort elephant safari:  The elephant ride up the hill to the entrance of the fort is a thrilling experience. The trip costs Rs. 1100 for two people. It takes about 30 minutes for the elephant to trudge up the hill.

History of the Amer Fort:

The Meenas founded the small town of Amer in 967 CE. The settlement was built by Raja Alan Singh of the Chanda clan. The famous Amer fort was later built on the ruins of this settlement by Raja Man Singh, the Kachwaha King of Amer.

The city of Amer has become even more popular as the home town of princess Jodha- the Consort of Akbar. Raja Man Singh was an ally in the court of Akbar. Due to this, many structures in the fort are influenced by Mughal style architecture.

The reflections of it are present in the Diwan-i-Khas of the Amer Palace. However, the fort was completed and fully expanded by Jai Singh I. He built a beautifully painted Ganesh poll in the palace that still captivates the eyes of may visitors.

Many ancient structures built by the Meenas have seen the wrath of time and lost their identity. But the edifice of the Amer fort still stands in all its glory. The fort saw many improvements in design and structure by the successive Rajputana rulers over 150 years. It is what shaped it into an excellent example of artistic architectural style. 

The Architecture of Amer Fort:

Amer Fort flaunts a colourful architectural design. The fort is a marvellous example of Rajputana architecture. It was built with red and white sandstones. It is a perfect amalgamation of Hindu style architecture and Mughal finesse.

The carvings on the walls and ceilings are one of the key attractions in the palace. The palace is divided into four sections; each is called a courtyard. Rajput sculptures beautifully designed the entry gates of the courtyards in the palace, giving a unique architectural element to each of them.

The palace features many buildings and awe-inspiring structures Sukh Mandir, the famous Ganesh Pol, Sheesh Mahal and others. When you visit the Diwan-i-Khas(The house of minister) and the Diwan-i-Aam(The house of Public), you'll enter the world of glorious Rajput kings and Mughal emperors.

Many vibrant and illustrative paintings of famous Rajput rulers and ancient hunting styles adorn the walls of the palace. The study of these paintings gives us a deep understanding of the prevailing Rajput culture of ancient times.

The palace overlooks the Maota Lake, and a beautiful lush green garden adds to its charm. The construction of Mughal gardens influenced the garden in Amer palace. There is not one but many wonderful structures and objects of artistic pleasure in the magnificent palace of Amer.

Tips for Visiting Amer Fort:

1. Visit Amer Fort early in the morning to avoid crowds and explore the Sila Devi temple.

2. Consider taking a taxi instead of a bus for comfort, especially in the daytime heat.

3. Hire a certified guide for accurate information about the history of the fort.

4. Plan your visit to see the light and sound show in the evening.

5. Wear light, cotton clothes to beat the heat of the desert climate.

6. Carry water and snacks, especially if you are travelling with toddlers.

7. Bring a hat and sunscreen to protect yourself from the sun's harmful UV rays.

8. Use the restroom facilities at the exit of the attraction.

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Point of Interest for Amer Fort
Amer Fort Light and Sound Show

Amer Fort Light and Sound Show

The show relives the glorious history of Rajput kings who built this marvellous fort. The entire fort is awash with mesmerising lights at night. The beginning of the show recites the tale of its formation. It goes on to describe how royal kings lived and ruled in the fort.

The story is replete with inspiring stories of grit and grandeur of the Rajput kings. What makes it even more iconic is the signature voice of Amitabh Bachhan as the narrator. The story is beautifully weaved into words by none other than Gulzar.

Another remarkable feature of the show is the high-quality HD surround sound that will give you an unforgettable experience. As you sit in the open-air terrace, you'll be in a trance. The music is composed by great singers like Sultan Khan and Shubha Mangal.

The show runs for one hour approximately and ends at the description of its opening to the Public. The story is available in English as well as Hindi. If you happen to visit the Amer Fort, the show will be an added pearl to the multitude of memories you'll take with you. The ticket for the show is available at the ticket counter for Rs. 100.

Elephant Ride

Elephant Ride

The elephant ride to the central courtyard of the palace is an exciting journey. You will feel your spirits hiking up as you experience the literal highs and lows on the back of the elephant. It is a must-do activity for tourists in Amer fort. The elephant rides are so popular that almost all the elephants get pre booked every day. The journey provides you with beautiful vistas as you travel up the hillside.

Museum and Garden Visit

Museum and Garden Visit

You can relive the history of the palace and the Rajputs by visiting the museum inside the palace. In the Turban museum, you can find The beautiful Char garden which is another breathtaking site in the fort, which provides picturesque views of the town below.

Dance Programs

Dance Programs

Entertaining dance programs are held in the evening in Sukh Mahal. You can book your tickets at the ticket counter and enjoy classical Rajasthani dance performances.

Dining Experience

Dining Experience

The Fort also features a multi-cuisine restaurant that serves delicious meals. Surabhi restaurant caters to the tastes of tourists from different places. The cuisines range from continental flavours to local Rajasthani delicacies like daal bati, Gatte ki sabzi etc.

Puppet Shows

Puppet Shows

The dinner is made more entertaining with amusing puppet shows and dances. They make the ambience of the place fun filled and engaging for the visitors. The foreign tourists especially enjoy the tiny traditionally clad puppets showing entertaining tricks.

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Amer Fort FAQs

Is Amber fort same as the Amer Fort?

Many people have confusion regarding the name of the historic fort. Amber Fort, Amber Palace, or Amer palace refer to the majestic Amer fort. Different names may be due to regional differences or different languages.

How can I reach Amer Fort Jaipur?

By Train: Amer Fort is just 13 km away from Jaipur railway station which is connected to major cities. You can board a bus or take a taxi to reach Amer fort from here.

By Air: Jaipur Airport is about 20 km away from Amer Fort. The airport has flights to and fro all major cities of India. You can take a taxi or travel by bus to reach Amer fort.

How much time does Amer Fort take?

The Amer Fort is enormous, and it can take hours to tour around the palace. It is divided into four courtyards, and each has several exotic sites to explore. A proper tour of the whole complex may even take more than a day.

In addition to the marvellous architecture, the historical importance and various shows and programs organised at the fort take time to explore fully. If you want to enjoy your trip truly, be patient and take your sweet time around this beautiful site.

Who built Amer Fort in Jaipur?

The Amer Fort was built by Raja Man Singh I on the remnants of the old structure built by the Meenas. The fort was later developed and improved by Jai Singh, the descendant of Maan Singh in the 17th century. Over the next 150 years, the fort underwent changes and improvements by successive Rajput rulers to maintain its glory.

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