Amber Fort Tours
Once the capital of the Kachchawahs, the Amber Fort in Jaipur is steeped in history dating back to 1592.
Travel back centuries as you stroll through its sandstone and marble courtyards, palaces, halls, and gardens. Climb to the fort by jeep and let one of the knowledgeable guides explain the intricate details, interesting history and fascinating Amber Fort facts. Hear stories about the Maharaja and take in the elegant décor in the various Royal Halls. Stand inside the Diwan-e-Khas and take in the beauty of its walls, covered in ornate mirror work, using glass imported from Belgium. The upper part of Diwan-e-Khas, known as Jas Mandir, is not to be missed, decked with delicate floral designs with glass in them.
Join an India tour with Newmarket Holidays and be amazed by the Amber Fort’s latticed galleries, mosaic walls and stupendous views from its red sandstone ramparts, as well as the chance to see other dream sights such as the Taj Mahal.
Things to see and do at the Amber Fort
Visit the Fort in the evening and witness the spectacular Light and Sound Show. Watch from the foot of the landmark as Jaipur's rich history is presented on its sandstone walls.
Wander around the Jai Mandir, or Hall of Victory, and marvel at its carved marble detailing and mirrored ceiling. It also provides excellent views of the lake below from the nearby ramparts.
Don't miss the zenana, or women's quarter, on your Amber Fort tour. Built in a way that would allow the maharaja to visit his wives and concubines without the others knowing. Dating back to 1599, it is one of the oldest parts of the fort.
One of the most photographed parts of the Amber Fort, the main entrance to the palace, known as Ganesh Pol, is a colourful, ornate masterpiece, complete with small windows that were designed for the royal women to peek out of.
Food and drink in the Amber Fort
Indian and Middle-Eastern influences dominate this region's food. Those with plant-based diets will find they are spoiled for choice on an Amber Fort tour, especially with the number of incredible street vendors in Jaipur.
However, while the region is largely vegetarian, meat eaters can enjoy the local delicacy of laal maans - a mutton curry with a spicy chilli sauce.
While you're visiting the Amber Fort, India's mouthwatering cuisine can be sampled at the onsite restaurant, 1135 AD. Here you can enjoy classic Rajasthani dishes in opulent, historic surroundings.
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