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 meeting
Diwan-i-khas, place for private gathering
Amer 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..