Amer/Amber fort is one of the major attractions in Jaipur. Amer is just 11kms from Jaipur city. Even though I'm a history lover, I'm not going to write about dates and Rajas who built it. I'm just giving details what I felt and which I think may help to travel lovers.
So it's a huge fort. I have been to so many forts before but this fort is well maintained and magnificent. The Royal's must have taste. One need to climb stairs to reach this Rajputana architectural wonder from. Also there are another options like elephant ride and electric car. Elephant ride costs 1000INR for two but i urge everyone to take walk.
On the way up you can find people playing traditional music instrument. Fort won't be going anywhere, so sit(don't block way), listen, enjoy and if possible offer him some money as token of appreciation.
If you walk further you can see entrance of fort and you can closely see those mighty elephants carrying people to ignoring our staring. There is no entrance ticket as such but to visit sheesh mahal visitors need to pay 100INR.
Sheesh mahal is heart of Amer fort, a must visit place. It's not in pink or golden color. It is a beautiful queen wearing silver color clothing and mirror as jewellery (not literally 😁). But I must say it is so beautiful but visitors are allowed to see it from outside only but it's worth. I heard it was constructed for queen who loved to sleep under stars but is not allowed to. So Maharaja came with an idea to fulfill her wish by constructing sheesh mahal in such a way when candles lit inside it reflects through all the mirrors making them shine like stars and also it makes room warm so Maharaja also used to shift here in Winter. There are souvenir shops inside fort and also there is a 12km way which takes you to Jaigarh fort which is built on another peak from Amer fort. Keep 1- 1 1/2 hrs to visit this fort.
I was ready to walk but my friend was not, so we took 2nd option and started searching for Ola or Uber. November, December and January are peak months for Rajasthan tourism. So, expect to struck in traffic if you are planning trip to Rajasthan in any of these months. It was so difficult to get a car in budget.
A tip here... If any autowala offered to take you to all 3(Amer, Jaigarh and Nahargarh) forts for some 700 or 800 accept it, otherwise you will end up spending double.