Amber Palace

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    Location: Devisinghpura, Amer, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302001, India

    Estimated Visiting Time: 2 to 3 hours (approximately)

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    The city of Jaipur is full of history, culture, and beauty. The historical Amer fort or Amber fort is situated in Jaipur which is the capital of the state of Rajasthan, India. This place is one of the most attractive to tourists. Every year a bunch of people comes to visit this historical fort from several parts of the world. It has great significance in the history of India and is one of the most famous and magnificent palaces in the country. It is an incredibly beautiful palace. If you are visiting Jaipur you can’t afford to miss this. Otherwise, you will regret it. Visiting this palace will be a wonderful experience for you.


    Amber palace or Amber Fort is a significant piece of the history of India. It is a must-visit place for history enthusiasts. Visiting this place will give you the knowledge and vibes of Rajput kings and their glory. This place looks majestic. The architecture of the building and the sculptures are great to look at. You can have a wonderful time here. The light show and the elephant ride are some exciting things about this palace. If you get time, you must visit this palace.


    Elephants with their mahouts carrying tourists in the courtyard pf the Amber fort in Jaipur.

    Amber or Amer was once the capital of Rajasthan. It was known as Dhundar. Kachhwahas was the ruler of it from the 11th to the 16th century until the capital was moved to the city of Jaipur. In 1592 AD Raha Man Singh built this fort and later Raja Jai Singh I expanded and renovated it. Many old forts and palaces have been destroyed or replaced by other structures but this palace is good against all of this. It still stands with its head held high.

    Inside/Outside Views

    Panorama of the courtyard of the Amber Fort in Jaipur, India.

    Amber Palace is an example of a colorful architectural design. It is made in the style of marvelous Rajputana architecture. This building was built with red and white sandstones. It is a perfect amalgamation of Mughal finesse and Hindu-style architecture. The carvings on the walls and ceilings of the palace are one of the most attractive things about this palace. 

    It is divided into four sections. All of them are called a courtyard. The beautifully designed sculptures at the entry get of the courtyards give a unique architectural element to the palace.

    The palace has several buildings- Sukh Mandir, Sheesh Mahal, the famous Ganesh Pol, and others. Diwan-i-Khas represents the glorious history of Rajput Kings and Mughal emperors.

    Amber palace overlooks the Maota Lake and the excellent lush green garden adds more charm. There are many amazing structures, sculptures, and objects of artistic pleasure in this gorgeous palace.

    Opening Hours

    Amber palace is open every day of the week.

    Opening hours:

    • Sunday 8 AM–5:30 PM

    6:30 AM–9:15 PM

    • Monday 8 AM–5:30 PM

    6:30 AM–9:15 PM

    • Tuesday 8 AM–5:30 PM

    6:30 AM–9:15 PM

    • Wednesday 8 AM–5:30 PM

    6:30 AM–9:15 PM

    • Thursday 8 AM–5:30 PM

    6:30 AM–9:15 PM

    • Friday 8 AM – 5:30 PM

    6:30 AM–9:15 PM

    • Saturday 8 AM–5:30 PM

    6:30 AM–9:15 PM

    Light Show Timings:

    • Hindi: 8:00 pm
    • English: 7:30 pm

    Elephant Ride Timings:

    • 7:30 am to 12:30 pm

    Entry & Others Fees

    Visitors need to pay an entry fee to visit Amber Palace. It is mentioned below:

    • Rs. 25 for Indians (per person)
    • Rs. 10 for Indian Students (per person)
    • Rs. 550 for Foreign Tourists (per person)
    • Rs. 100 for Foreign Students (per person)
    • Rs. 200 for Light Show in English (per person)
    • Rs. 100 for Light Show in English (per person)
    • Rs. 1100 per couple for Elephant Ride

    How to Reach

    By air: The nearest airport to Amber palace is the Jaipur International Airport (JIA). It is situated at a distance of 22.2 km from the palace. It is well connected to the other cities of the country. You will easily find local transport at the airport. Which can take you to your destination.

    By train: Situated at a distance of 13 km the Jaipur Junction Railway Station is the nearest railway station to this palace. It has a good connection with the other cities of Rajasthan and the major cities of India. Local transport like taxis and cabs can be found at the railway station. By hiring them you can reach the renowned palace without any problem.

    By Road: You can find local transport which can take you to the place.


    Tips for Travellers

    Carry essential things like a photo ID card, water bottle, etc. with you in a small bag or purse. Wear comfortable chotles. It may take a long time to visit this palace properly.


    Que-01: Is this place safe to visit?

    Ans: Yes, Amber Palace is a safe place for tourists. Many people come to visit this place. So you need to be careful. If you face any kind of problem here, you can take help from the police. Here is the local police station location for you:

    Location: XR2R+87H, Ganesh Colony, Parasrampuri, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302002, India

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    Que-02: Is photography allowed in this place?

    Ans: Cameras and tripods are not allowed in the elephant ride area or inside the Amer palace. But You can take pictures with your phone. No permission is needed for that. You can click on amazing pictures here. 

    Que-03: When is the best time to visit Amber Palace?

    Ans: Amber palace can be visited any time of the year. But September to March is the perfect time to visit this fort. During these months the weather of the city remains cool and pleasant. Because of that, it is advisable for you to go there between September and March. 

    Que-04: Is there any parking zone in Amber Palace?

    Ans: Yes, there is a parking zone. You need to pay for parking your car. You will be lucky if you get a chance to park your vehicle there. Because it is always full.

    Que-05: Is there any washroom and canteen facility in Amber Palace?

    Ans: Yes, a washroom and canteen both are available in Amber palace.

    Places to visit near Amber Palace:

    • Jaigarh Fort
    • Jal Mahal
    • Panna Meena ka Kund
    • Hawa Mahal
    • City Palace, Jaipur
    • Nahargarh Fort

    We wish you all the best for your journey. Happy Travel!!!

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