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Amer Fort, Jaipur (Rajasthan)

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The Amer Fort is stands at Amber 11km. far from Jaipur. This Fort is the one of the most famous Fort in Rajasthan. This Fort was made in 1592 by the Raja Man Singh. This Fort is very old fort. This is also known as Amer Palace. This fort was built by red stone and marbles. It is beautiful inside. The Amer Fort has many pavilions and halls of great interest and other popular attractions.

Amer fort is also called Amber Fort. Amber was the capital of the Kachhawaha till Jaipur was made the official capital in 1727. Construction of Amer Fort was started in 16th century by Raja Man Singh and it was completed in 18th century by Sawai Jai Singh. Amber Fort was completed within two centuries by consistence efforts of three consequent kings following Raja Man Singh.

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Some place this Fort known as the Fort of Raja Man Singh. The Palace of Raja Man Singh was ready by the end of the 16th century after a long construction period spanning a quarter of a century. This erstwhile principal palace of the fort is now deserted. A baradari (pavillion) stands in the centre of the square within the palace. Most of the wall paintings and colourful tiles that used to adorn the palace are missing now.

Every year almost 1 million came to visit here. It is the one of the oldest fort in India. Amer was ruled by Kachwahas from 1037 to 1727. The ruler of Kachwahas changed the capital Amer to Jaipur. The history of Amer is indelibly linked to these rulers as they founded their empire at Amer.  

Palace of Man Singh is called that part made by Raja Man Singh. It took 25 years to build. It is the mean palace of Amer fort. In the Amer fort a part is called “Sukh Niwas”. The Sukh NIwas is the very special part of this fort. This part is special because there king used to spend leisure time with his queens and mistresses. The wooden doors are decorated with ivory inlay work. The most interesting feature of the palace is its air cooling system. Highlights of the system include a water channel in each room, a marble cascade, walls of different heights built at different angles, and a pastel colour scheme. Collectively, these features cool the hot and dry desert air in the Pleasure Hall.

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This rectangular garden is located opposite the Pleasure Hall. It follows the Mughal tradition of using short canals to create four sections in the green spaces.This rectangular garden is located opposite the Pleasure Hall. It follows the Mughal tradition of using short canals to create four sections in the green spaces.

 

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