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Amer Fort in Jaipur

·  Summer: (25°C-47°C) Extremely hot weather
·  Winter: (4°C-30°C) Pleasant weather
·  Monsoon: June-September. Medium to heavy rainfall.

Best time to visit:  October-March

Opening Time: 08:00 a.m.
Closing Time: 05:30 p.m.
Weekly Holiday: Open 7 days a week.

Entry Fees for Indians Adults:  INR 10
Children:  N/A
Cameras:  INR 50
Video Camera:  INR 70
Entry Fees for Foreign Nationals Adults:  INR 50
Children:  N/A
Cameras:  INR 100
Video Camera:  INR 150
Amer Fort (also called Amber Fort) is one of the most well-preserved hilltop forts across India. Built at the end of the 16th century, the fort is home to a number of palaces, courtyards, gardens, gates and temples. The most popular attractions include Sheesh Mahal, Sila Devi Temple, Ganesh Pol (gate), Sun Pol, Lion Gate, Tripolia Gate, Palace of Man Singh I, Diwan-i-Aam, Sukh Niwas, Jai Mandir, Charbagh Garden, Dil e Aaram Garden and many others.

Archaeological Museum of Amber is another highlight. Magic flower fresco, paintings, colourful tiles, mirror work and splendid designs enhance the beauty of the fort. The fort is also admired for the breathtaking views of the surroundings, especially those of Lake Maota.

Road: Located near Delhi-Jaipur Highway, the fort’s base is about 13 km. from Jaipur and is accessible by taxis and buses. From the base, the fort is accessible on foot, by jeep or by elephant ride.

Railway: Jaipur Railway Station which is about 14 km. from the fort is a major railhead in the state of Rajasthan. You can rent taxis or use jeeps to travel from here to the fort. Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata, Gwalior, Guwahati, Hyderabad and Varanasi are among many cities with trains to and from this station.

Airway: Jaipur Airport (about 23 km.) is one of the busiest airports of the region. Plan the air journey in advance. Flights are available to and from cities like Chandigarh, Ahmedabad, Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Jammu, Hyderabad, Indore and Dubai.