Amber Fort @ Jaipur, IndiaMonday, May 16, 2011
On the 3rd day of our trip, we visited Amber Fort which is one of the major tourust attraction in Jaipur.
Amber Fort is located in Amber (Jaipur), which used to be the capital of the Kachhwaha clan, till Jaipur was made the official capital in 1727. The Amber Fort looks stunning, all-built in white marble and red sandstone. To add to its charm, Maotha Lake makes its foreground. The crystal mirror image of the Fort, on the still waters of the lake, seems to be a beautiful illusion. Amber Fort is usually pronounced as Amer Fort. In 1592, construction of the Fort was started by Raja Man Singh I. However, the Amber Fort took its present form during the reign of Raja Jai Singh I.
We took the elephant ride up to the fort.
Many tourist queuing up for the elephant ride. May - June is not the peak season. As it is hot, most tourist visit the fort during the morning.
This is the 1st time that I took an elephant ride. :)
View of thr fort from the ride up. Stunning.