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Amber Fort fortress

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Fortress, amber Fort or amber Fort was built in the 16th century by Raja man Sigh I. But finally the construction was completed only after his death, his successor Jai Singh I.

The Fort is located on top of a hill, at a distance of 11km from Jaipur and is surrounded by a strong wall, which stretches for miles. The surrounding land is hilly and covered with fairly dense vegetation, which was an additional plus for the defense.

This construction combines the strength and impregnability of the fortress with the subtlety and charm of an architectural masterpiece, which is clearly visible the influence of Muslim culture. Amber Fort is divided into 4 main parts, each of which has its own separate entrance and courtyard. The main entrance is located in the Eastern part of the fortress, for which he received the name "Gate of the Sun". It was intended for the ruler and nobility. The entrance leads to the courtyard, where the Raja conducted the review of his personal guard. There was also a place for horses, room bodyguards were on the floor above. From this courtyard you can get to Wat Sila Devi temple, which until 1980 sacrifices to the goddess Kali.

The second courtyard is a large room with a double row of columns. It was intended for meetings at which people could make requests or statements to the Raja.

The third part of the castle was reserved for the Royal apartments, which can be accessed through the "Gates of Ganesha". This area is most abounds with all sorts of curiosities that attract tourists. Here you can see the Hall of a thousand mirrors, "magical flower" and many other attractions.

The fourth part belonged entirely to the women of the Raja, his wives and concubines.

To get from Jaipur to the foot of the fortress by bus. Next, a very popular means of transport are the elephants, the drivers of which will be glad for a price to provide their painted Pets at your disposal.