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Amber Palace and Fort complex

Amber Palace and Fort complex



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Amber Fort is Situated just over the 10 kilometres away from the Jaipur on the Jaipur-Delhi highway is Amber, which was the ancient capital of Jaipur State. A bus leaves from Hawa Mahal every 30 minutes and the good-laid out road takes the visitor out of the city and very soon one witnesses lush green hills.
One then notices a lake and standing next to it is majestic Amber Fort which is several rulers of the erstwhile State of Jaipur recognized as a vantage military building. The start of excursion of Jaipur recognized as a vantage military building. Excursion starts with Dil-E-Aaram Garden which is laid out in the traditional Mughal style. The complex of palaces, halls, pavilions, gardens and temples was built by Raja Man Singh, The Rajput commander of Akbar's Army, Mirza Raja Jai Singh an Sawai Jai Singh, over a period of about two centuries. One man can climb up to the fort from the road in about 10 minutes; go up by a jeep or even on elephant back. The diwan-E-aam (hall of public audience) has the latticed galleries and double row of columns each having a capital in the shape of elephants on the top. To the right are steps that lead to the Kali Temple where everyday the goat was sacrificed right up to 1980 when the practice was banned by the state government. It offers a wonderful sight and has huge doors made of silver. The temple is said that Maharaja Man Singh prayed to the goddess for victory during a particular battle and Goddess was said to have come in his dream and said that if he won the battle, then he should the retriever her image which was lying at the bottom of the sea. He won the battle, retrieved image and installed it at the temple of Shitla Devi.