Amber palace is situated in Amber, the former capital of Kacchawaha
Rajputs. Positioned on Delhi Jaipur road, the construction of this place was
started by Raja Man Singh and completed by Mirza Raja Jai Singh. Built in
red sandstone, this massive monument is an amalgam of Hindu and Mughal
architecture. It is mere example of how the lives of dauntless Rajputs would
be? The stern look of the palace depicts the tales of Rajputs. The palace
exhibits several gateways, gardens, halls, small palaces, pavilions and
temples. If you don't want to miss anything in this Rajasthani itinerary,
you will have to climb up to the hill top to view the whole palace. For
this, the mighty elephants go up and down carrying visitors to and fro. So
if you aspire to see this splendid fort, you need to be adventurous and
gallant like the Rajputs, who resided here.
Quick Facts Location : On Delhi-Jaipur Highway,11 kms from Jaipur Built By : Raja Man Singh State : Rajasthan Ideal time to visit : October - February ( Palace open on all
days, except Holi) Languages : Rajasthani, Hindi & English Climate : Summer (Max - 45?C) & Winter (Min 25?C) Best time to visit : October - February
Within the Amber Palace
The Sheesh Mahal or the hall of Mirrors is known for its spectacular mirror
work. Various coloured mirror pieces sparkle and light up the whole palace.
Constructed by Mirza Raja Jami Singh, this palace was was used to hear the
problems of public. The southern area was kept free so that women could also
watch the proceeding of this palace.
Diwan-i-Khas is famous for the wonderful carvings on walls and the
ceilings. It houses Sukh Niwas, Jami Mandir, Jami Niwas.
Dedicated to Goddess Kali, this is a temple is a creation of Maharajah Jami
Hawa Mahal was built in 1799 by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh. This
honeycombed superstructure was incipiently built to facilitate the women of
the royal household to watch the everyday life and processions of the pink
This beautiful palace houses holds a large area divided into a series of
courtyards, buildings and gardens. It is a fine blend of Rajput and Mughal