आमेर दुर्ग (जिसे आमेर का किला या आंबेर का किला नाम से भी जाना जाता है) भारत के राजस्थान राज्य की राजधानी जयपुर के आमेर क्षेत्र में एक ऊंची पहाड़ी पर स्थित एक पर्वतीय दुर्ग है। यह जयपुर नगर का प्रधान पर्यटक आकर्षण है। आमेर का कस्बा मूल रूप से स्थानीय मीणाओं द्वारा बसाया गया था, जिस पर कालांतर में कछवाहा राजपूत मान सिंह प्रथम ने राज किया व इस दुर्ग का निर्माण करवाया। यह दुर्ग व महल अपने कलात्मक विशुद्ध हिन्दू वास्तु शैली के घटकों के लिये भी जाना जाता है। दुर्ग की विशाल प्राचीरों, द्वारों की शृंखलाओं एवं पत्थर के बने रास्तों से भरा ये दुर्ग पहाड़ी के ठीक नीचे बने मावठा सरोवर को देखता हुआ प्रतीत होता है।
The first major spot on our list was Amer Fort, which is situated on a hill surrounded by the Aravalli range and has Maota lake at the base, together making it the most beautiful attraction of the city. Moreover, the fort is well lit at night and its reflection in the lake creates a splendid view. This was one more reason that we wanted to visit this place in the evening so that by the time we are out, we can also experience the night view. Stopping the car is not allowed generally on the lake side road, but you can take a couple of shots if the traffic isn't much.Tip: You can take your car till the fort entry through a narrow road from behind the fort. Set your navigation to "Amer Fort Car Parking" (not Amer Fort Parking).
PETA India, an Animal Rights Organization, works under the the simple principle that animals are not ours to eat, wear, experiment on or to use for any kind of entertainment.No matter how much we may ignore, more often than not, the animal rights are violated in the travel and tourism industry. Especially when it comes to zoos and safaris, the innocent animals are used for the purpose of rides and various time they are even made to parade across temples drawing huge crowds. The level of cruelty inflicted upon animals is boundless.Elephant Rides at Amer FortAround the forts of Rajasthan, elephant rides happen to be a significant attraction for the tourists. Although elephants are large and strong, they are not built to carry weight on their backs. Carrying just one adult on its back can cause the elephant pain and over time, potentially even spinal injury. PETA representatives also submitted a factsheet to the Chief Secretary citing shocking instances in which captive elephants have reacted to the abuse they had to deal with at Amer fort. This incident had led to serious injuries, deaths and destruction of property. A request was made to safeguard tourists and the general public from such health and safety risks.PETA to the Rescue: An Initiative Taken That Will Safeguard Both Animals and Tourists
And from here, we left for Amer Fort, popularly known as Amer palace also which is roughly 7km from Hawamahal.I also had a chit-chat with the local shopkeepers to find out what is worthy to visit around. They suggested Amer Fort and City palace to take a stroll which takes about 2 hours at a single place.Though, Amer Fort was suggested by many so we headed there without second opinion and it was worth visiting.At Amer palace, you'll find a vibe of Rajasthani culture that they maintain in palaces at Udaipur and the vibe which will take you back in old days of Rajputana dynasties. This fort is 400+ years old and built by Raja Man Singh. Amer was the original capital of state before Jaipur.Traveling in COVID is a new normal because we'll have to get used to it if we want to see everything running. Paying a visit to Jaipur in COVID was never a plan however I didn't find it much different as everything was the way it should be.The elephant rides were on hold due to covid which Jaipur tourism recently resumed. It costs around 1000 for two which is worth taking as that adds the Royal touch to enhance the experience.You may spend 2-3 hours at fort, touring all the places in the fort. It's a perfect place for a shoot of any kind. There are four main complexes in the fort:Diwan-i-aam, place for public meetingDiwan-i-khas, place for private gatheringSukh NiwasSheesh MahalJai MandirAmer Fort is an architectural marvel. If you're someone who appreciates historic beauties then it should be on your bucket list.My takeaway from the palace is..
From the majestic forts and palaces to the mountain panorama visible mostly throughout the state, it is hard to keep yourself from falling in love with the charisma. Among all these, however, there is one such place that seems to capture our attention at the moment – Amer! Tucked away at a distance of just 11 km from the sybaritic city of Jaipur, the palace is the most eclectic and one of the oldest in India. It has underground tunnels that serve as a link to the neighboring Jaigarh Fort and houses six main sections which include the eloquent Sheesh Mahal or palace of mirrors. So, without wasting much time, let’s take a look at things that you should not miss while at the Amber Fort.