Amber Fort

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Amer Fort, also known as Amber Fort, is a historic fortress in Amer, Rajasthan, India. Originally built by Raja Man Singh, the fort underwent expansions and improvements by successive rulers, playing a pivotal role as the capital of the Kachwaha rulers during the medieval period. In 2013, Amer Fort, along with other forts in Rajasthan, was designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site under the collective title "Hill Forts of Rajasthan."

How to reach

Amer Fort is located approximately 11 kilometers from Jaipur, the capital city of Rajasthan. Visitors can access the fort through Suraj Pol (Sun Gate), the main entrance. Various transportation options are available, including 4WD rides. Tourists can reach the fort from Jaipur by car or public transport, and the town of Amer serves as a gateway to the fort.


Situated on a forested hill promontory extending into Maota Lake, Amer Fort offers captivating views of the surrounding landscape. The town of Amer, near the fort, has become a heritage town with a rich cultural and architectural heritage. Spread over 4 square kilometers, the town features temples, Jain mandirs, and mosques, contributing to its historical significance. The fort's strategic location on a hill provides a commanding presence overlooking the region.

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