Sunday, May 31, 2020

Marvel at the splendor of the fortress of Amer India

Marvel at the splendor of the fortress of Amer India

Fort Amer - the work seemed dry, rigid, but that, under the skillful hands of the ancient Indian craftsmen, became an architectural masterpiece extremely extravagant and splendid.

Introducing the Amer Indian fortress

The Amer or Amber Fort is located on the top of the Aravali hill of the small Amer town, about 11km from the center of Jaipur, Rajasthan, India.
This work was started by King Raja Man Singh I in 1592 but it was not until the 18th century in the era of King Sawai Jai Singh that it was officially completed.
This over 400-year-old fortress was the capital of Jaipur during its heyday and, together with Jaigarh fortress, Nahargarh fort forms a solid defensive line for the city during the chaos.
With its splendid beauty and the most massive architecture in India, Amber Fort was recognized by UNESCO as a World Cultural Heritage in 2013 and attracts many tourists to visit every year.

The magnificent and magnificent beauty of the Amer fortress

Fort Amer is a combination of traditional Hindu architectural style and Rajputana with many ramparts, gates and cobblestone streets. However, unlike the nearby fortresses, behind the towering, sturdy buildings, it was not a dry architecture but a splendid, lavish scene like a palace made of white marble. muoi and sparkling pink and yellow sandstone.

Marvel at the splendor of the fortress of Amer IndiaThere are soaring, tall buildings (Photo @puneetyadav)
This fortress consists of 4 floors, each floor has a garden and 6 different areas: the public hall Diwan-i-Aam (Hall of Public Audience), the closed hall Diwan-i-Khas (Hall of Private Audience), Sheesh Mahal Mirror Palace (Jai Mandir), Sila Devi Temple, Man Singh I Palace and Sukh Niwas gardens have a cool artificial waterfall system.

Diwan-i-Aam Public Hall

This is a large hall supported by 27 large columns of elephant head with glass inscriptions on it, and also where the king will hold a meeting with members of the state and hear the request of the people.

The closed hall Diwan-i-Khas

Diwan-i-Khas Hall in Fort Amer India is the private area of ​​royal women. If you go inside, you will be mesmerized by the paintings with the lines, motifs bearing the mark of Islam and Hinduism are intricately carved on the wall.
This is the place where the queen and concubine, the princess used to live, as well as the place for the ladies of the ancient royal family to watch the grand parades held in the public hall through the window frames. .

Sheesh Mahal Mirror Palace

Mirror Palace is probably one of the places that attracts the most tourists to visit when visiting Fort Amer . This building is exquisitely designed by artificial mirror mosaics and stained glass, covering the entire ceiling and walls. Especially when candlelight is lit, they will create a beautiful illusion like sparkling stars, giving us the feeling of being lost in a sparkling, fanciful light box.
However, perhaps the most special attraction here is a marble carved flower at the foot of a pillar, depicting two butterflies hovering in many unique designs, constantly changing from the perspective of the view. : sometimes it's fish tail, sometimes it's lotus, sometimes it's corn or lion's tail ... makes it impossible for anyone to take their eyes off.

Sukh Niwas garden

The garden is opposite the Mirror Palace through an sandalwood door with eye-catching marble and sandstone, and is designed with a small canal flowing around a star-shaped pool with a fountain in The center keeps the air always cool and fresh. 
Walking through the gardens, immersing yourself to feel the beauty of the picturesque nature and the historic beauty of the ancient palace of Amer Palace will surely make your soul peaceful and relaxed. more okay.

Temple of Sila Devi

This small temple is located on the right of the main courtyard of the Fort Amer , dedicated to the goddess Shila Devi (incarnation of the goddess Kali or Durga) of the Chaitanya tribe. The entrance of the temple is a double silver-covered double door with elaborate coral motifs. The statue of the inner goddess is defended by two extremely sacred and respected lions.

Man Singh Palace I

This is the oldest and most magnificent building of the Amber India fort because it was built in 1599 and it took 25 years to be able to complete with many large pillars and colorful frescoes. brilliant, eye catching.
In particular, the exit from this palace leads directly to the town of Amer - a beautiful ancient town with many magnificent mosques, temples and mosques.
It can be said that Amer, with its maze-like zigzag paths, combined with the magnificent and splendid architecture of the castle, has created an artistic masterpiece of significant importance in Indian history.

How to get to Amer fortress

Fort Amer is about a 30-minute drive east of Jaipur on the road leading to Delhi. So you can come here by bus, taxi or jeep.
Then, from the bottom of the hill to the top of the hill - where the fortress is located, you can walk on the rocky road or ride the royal elephants. However, often the majority of tourists who choose to ride elephants to save energy can enjoy the beauty of the romantic pink city. Price of elephant wedding is about 300k / 2 people.

Some notes when coming to Fort Amer

- The fort is open to visitors from 8 am to 6 pm daily.
- Ticket price is 8k / Indian and 63k / foreigner. If you want to bring a camera or camcorder inside the fortress or hire a guided tour, you will have to pay an extra fee.
- You can come here year round but the most beautiful is in October to February.
- Visit early in the morning or late afternoon to avoid freezing and overheating, as well as being able to take the best photos.
- Pay extra to enjoy the sound and light show in the evening.
- Don't forget to enjoy the delicious Rajasthani cuisine in 1135 AD at Jal Chowk restaurant located on the 2nd floor of the main yard, certainly not to disappoint you.
If you are wondering where to visit India, the Amer fortress of the beautiful pink city of Jaipur is a good destination.

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