Amber (Amer) Fort is located about 10 km north of Jaipur atop a hill. Amer was the capital of Kachhwaha Rajputs for 700 years (1037-1727). The majestic fort, covering an area of 4 sq. km was built by Raja Man Singh I in the year 1592. The fort looks stunning and is well famous for its aesthetic styles, straddling the hillside, reflected on the surface of the small Maota Lake. You can walk up, or take an elephant ride, which takes 10 minutes. It’s also possible to drive up from the rear portion of the fort. The structure of the fort represents the significant elements, according to Hindu belief. The fort, which is made of red sandstone and marble, is known for the intricacy of its architecture and consists of four levels. Several hundred years after its glory days, the fort still stands proud and is one of the major tourist spots in the state of Rajasthan. The fort was the main residence of the Rajput kings.
There is a lovely sandstone Diwan-i-Am and near it, Saais Katchei, a colonnade of 27 pillars where scribes used to sit. The brilliant hued gate Ganesh Pol is magnificent. The elegant floral ceiling of Jai Mandir and the tiny mirrors producing a starlight effect at Sheesh Mahal and the Sukh Niwas form the main attractions to the visitors.