Amber Fort-Medley of Architecture
Amber Fort is one of the most important tourist destination in Jaipur. This fort is also called as the Amer Palace or the Amer Fort. The Amber Fort and Palace was built from yellow and pink sandstone and white marble and is divided into four major sections, each having its own courtyard. The Amer Fort is about 6 centuries old and was built as a strong, safe haven against the attacking enemies. The paintings, interiors, carvings, precious stones and mirrors make this palace more stunning and magnificent.
The main buildings inside the Amber Palace are Diwaan-e-Aam for the public, Sukh Niwaas for king and queens. The Sheesh Mahal of Amber Fort is the most famous and beautiful part of it. Many classic Bollywood movies like Mughal-e-Azam has been shot here. The entrance fee of Amber Fort is INR 10 to INR 550. Elephant Ride costs INR 1100 and the light shows in the Fort charges a nominal amount of INR 100- INR 200. The splendor of the palace is enhanced in the evening when the Palace is lit up.