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Amber Fort Jaipur

Amber Fort Jaipur, Jaipur, the Amber Palace showcases the exquisite blend of Mughal and Hindu architecture. Originally the work on Fort was started by Raja Man Singh 1, army commander of Mughal Emperor in 1592 and was later on completed by Mirza Raja Singh and Swami Jai Singh.

Amber Fort - Jaipur

Architecture
The royal apartments lies inside the massive Amber Fort complex and includes some of the prominent architectural marvels in the complex are the 'Diwan-E-Khas', the 'Sheesh Mahal' and the 'Jai Mandir', the 'Diwan-E-Aam', the 'Sukh Niwas', the Shila Mata Temple and Kali Temple and the well laid out garden the 'Kesar Kyari'.

» Dil-e- Aaram Garden : Entry into the Fort is through the 'Dil-e-Aaram' Garden, laid out in the traditional Mughal style.

» Diwan- E-Am (Hall of Public Audience) : 'Diwan-E-Am' has latticed galleries and double row of columns each having a capital in the shape of elephants on the top.

» Kali Temple : Maharajah Man Singh had a great belief in Goddess Kali and prayed to the goddess for victory during battles. The Temple has huge doors made of silver. The larger white marble Shila Mata Temple, has the image of Goddess Kali, brought by Raja Man Singh from Jessore in East Bengal, now in Bangladesh.

» Ganesh Pol : The emperors apartments lies on a higher terrace beyond a two tiered decorative gateway, 'Ganesh Pol, covered with elegant frescoes and pavilions having fascinating jali (Lattice worked) screens.

» Jai Mandir (Hall of Victory) : The 'Jai Mandir', or the hall of victory, has a sparkling ceiling with mirror pieces on stucco and elegant inlaid panels.


» Diwan-E-Khas : The 'Diwan- E- Khas', hall of private audience, is similar in ornamentation to Jai Mandir

» Sheesh Mahal : The 'Sheesh Mahal', hall of Mirrors, known for its craftsmanship in mirrors, is the most spectacular of the lot. Thousands of mirror pieces adorn the walls and the ceiling that, any streak of light makes them sparkle and illuminates the entire room.

» Sukh Niwas : 'Sukh Niwas', the hall of pleasure, has door made of sandalwood, inlaid with ivory with a channel running through, which formerly carried cool water acting as an air cooler.

» Zenana : The zenana or the women's apartments and frescoes depicting Krishna Leela scenes surround a spectacular courtyard. There are private chambers from where the royal women could watch the proceedings of the royal court in privacy

Access
» By Air : Jaipur has its own airport, and is well connected to all other tourist and business centers.

» By Rail : Connected to Delhi by Shatabdi Express and the Pink City Express.

» By Road : Well connected through comFortable tourist buses, run by road corporations of Rajasthan.



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