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Elephant Ride at Amber Fort

Elephant Ride at Amer FortForemost on your list of excursions must be the Amber Fort. Located 11kms. away from Jaipur, this magnificent fort stands gracefully amidst wooded hills overlooking the Delhi-Jaipur highway, with its awe inspiring ramparts reflected in the still waters of the Maota Lake. Most visitors come to Amer Fort on elephant back, which makes the trip to this magnificent fort even more spectacular.

The Amber Fort is one of the finest specimens of Rajput architecture and in the days of yore, it used to be the capital of the erstwhile Kachhawah rulers. The original palace was built by Raja Man Singh while renovations were carried out by Sawai Jai Singh.

One can find the distinct Mughal architectural influence in the parapets. One has to cross a number of gates to arrive at Man Singh's Palace. There is a marble temple where the deity of Shilamata Yashoreshwari is installed. Originally the statute is of mother Goddess Kali of Bengal. In 1604, when Man Singh Captured Bengal, he brought the goddess to Amber. In the days of yore, cows, goats, and buffaloes were sacrificed here but Raja Sawai Jai Singh stopped this ritual.



To the south is the Ganesh Pole, which is replete with intricate mosaic and paintings. There is a gate which leads to Andar Mahal or Jenana Mahal which is renowned for its outstanding lattice work. There is also the Sheesh Mahal or Mirror Castle renowned for its mirrored engravings. There is also the Sohag Temple and one must admit that the latticed works on the windows are absolutely top class. It is from the windows of Sohag Temple that the Queens used to view the festivities and pageantry.



Moving on to the western side one comes across Sukh Niwas or the hall of pleasure. It is famed for its while marbled works and the cool air that emanates from the adjoining spring is indeed the very epitome of pleasure.

The palace of Raja Man Singh is absolutely gorgeous. The exquisite ivory works, the stone engraving and the paintings in the dining room are all majestic and eye catching.

One can also get a glimpse of King Biharimal's kingdom's ruins. The Krishna temple inside the fort is believed to have been visited by Meerabai. The pillars and panel bars artistically depict stories from Puranas.

Visits to the Fort museum located to the north bank of the Maota Lake have many precious artifacts and handicrafts. The Dilram garden too is strategically located and in the days of yore, the royal guests were entertained here at this magnificent garden.

 

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