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Amber Fort

Amber Fort or Amer Fort or Amer Palace is a large Hindu-style artistic castle built by Meenas and Raja Man Singh I (1550-1614) on a hill in the Amer City of Jaipur District, Rajasthan State, India. The complex has a series of gates and walkways overlooking Lake Maota as the main water source for the Amer Palace.

Amber Fort is a residence of Kings and families built of red sandstone and marble as a palace with four levels of luxury and each has a courtyard consisting of Diwan-i-Aam or "Hall of Public Audience", Diwan-i-Khas or " Hall of Private Audience ", Sheesh Mahal or Mirror Palace or Jai Mandir, and Sukh Niwas.

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A temple dedicated to Shila Devi at the entrance of the palace when King Man Singh had defeated Jessore in Bengal in 1604. The palace and the Jaigarh Fort were considered a complex in which both were connected by underground tunnels as a wartime escape route to allow the royal family to switch to The stronger Jaigarh Fortress.

Initial structure was founded by King Alan Singh was a ruler of Chanda clan of Meenas in 967 AD. King Man Singh I used the remains of this early structure and Jai Singh I (1611-1667) expanded it. Amber Fort has been repaired and replenish by successive rulers for the next 150 years.

The palace is divided into six separate sections and each has its own entrance gate and yard. The main gate is Suraj Pol facing east, called "Sun Gate" or facing the sun, built exclusively and equipped with guards. Cavalry and royal officials enter the palace through this gate.

Jaleb Chowk is one of the four pages of the Amer Palace as a place for soldiers to gather which was built during the reign of Sawai Jai Singh (1693-1743). The bodyguards held a parade under the command of the army commander or Fauj Bakshi and the Maharaja used to check the contingent officers.

A staircase from Jalebi Chowk leads to the main palace courtyard and Sila Devi temple. Ganesh Pol or Ganesha Gate is the entrance to the Maharaja's private palace. The three-level structure has many frescoes built on the orders of Mirza Raja Jai Singh (1621-1627).

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Location: Amer, Jaipur District, Rajasthan State, India.

Routes and public transport: The flight to Jaipur International Airport in Sanganer Town is 13 kilometers (8.1 mi) from Jaipur, then drive to Amer. Jaipur to Amer is 11 kilometers (6.8 mi).

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