Amber Palace – Jaipur

Posted: February 4, 2012 in 2011 Winter - India, India

Next stop is the Amber Fort, 6 miles north of Jaipur, perched on a hill top…

The aesthetic ambiance of this formidable fort is seen within its walls on a four level (each with a courtyard) layout plan in well turned out opulent palace complex built with red sandstone and marble consisting of the Diwan-e-Aam or the “Hall of Public Audience”, the Diwan-e-Khas or the “Hall of Private Audience”, the Sheesh Mahal (mirror palace) or Jai Mandir, and the Sukh Niwas where a cool climate is artificially created by winds that blow over the water cascade within the palace. Hence, the Amer Fort is also popularly known as the Amer Palace

 Sheesh Mahal/Mirror palace (left) and Zanani Deorhi/Womans’ courtyard (below)

The views of the valley below were truly stunning.

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