Once named Dhundhar, Amer was a small town founded by a small tribe named Meenas. The Amer fort was named after Amba, another name of Goddess Durga.
It took about 100 years to build this fort of Jaipur, during the reigns of Raja Man Singh to Swai Jai Singh II and Raja Jai Singh I.
The huge fortified wall at the Amer Fort which is the largest after the great wall of China and the wall of the Kumbhalgarh fort
Amer fort has a 2 km secret tunnel that connects it to the Jaigarh fort, which was made for Queens to escape the fort at the time of attack or war.
Standing in front of the fresco? Get ready to spot lotus, hidden cobra, scorpion, lion’s tail, a cob of corn, fish tail and two butterflies on each side.
The Sheesh Mahal’s Hall of Mirrors could be illuminated with a single candle
A popular attraction at the foot of the hill is an elephant ride that takes tourists up to Amber Fort
One can see a breathtaking view of the fort mirrored simultaneously in the beautiful Maota Lake
The Maotha lake not only was the main water source for the residents of the fort but also protected from the enemy restricting their entry to the fort beyond a specific point.
The fort was declared a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2013, as part of a group of six hill forts, the “Hill Forts of Rajasthan” cluster.