Amer Fort - Overview
Amer Fort is situated in a town called Amer which is located at around 11km from Jaipur. The fort is built on Hindu architectural background having gates, temples, palaces, and other structures. For providing water inside the fort, there is a Maota Lake nearby. The materials used in the construction of the fort are marble and red sandstone. The fort is also known as Amer Palace due to the presence of temples and gardens. The wives of Rajput kings used to live in the palace.
Amer Fort is situated in Jaipur which is the capital of Rajasthan state in India. Maharaja Jai Singh II founded the city in 1726. Jaipur is very popular from tourism point of view due to the presence of forts, palaces, temples and many other monuments. Besides Amer Fort, people can visit Hawa Mahal, City Palace, Jantar Mantar, Nahargarh Fort, Jaigarh Fort, Birla Mandir and many others.
The fort is opened for the public from 8am to 6pm. Tourists can also enjoy light shows in English and Hindi. The show in English starts at 7:30pm whereas in Hindi, it starts at 8pm. The fort is opened on all seven days.
The tourists can buy tickets from the ticket counters to visit the fort. For Indian tourists, the ticket for an adult is Rs. 24 and for a student it is Rs. 10. For foreigner tourists, the ticket for an adult is Rs. 200 and for student it is Rs. 100. The cost of ticket for light show in English is Rs. 200 and for show in Hindi it is Rs. 100. Tourists can also visit the fort on an elephant. Only two people are allowed to sit on the elephant and the cost is Rs. 900.
Tourists can also purchase composite tickets with which they can visit five monuments which are Amer Fort, Jantar Mantar, Hawa Mahal, Albert Hall Museum, and Nahargarh Fort. The tourists can buy the ticket from the premises of Amer Fort, Albert Hall, Hawa Mahal, and Jantar Mantar. The cost of composite ticket for Indian is Rs. 150 and for foreigners it is Rs. 300. The ticket is valid for two days only.
There are a few days on which visitors can visit all the monuments free of cost. These days are as follows −
Rajasthan Day − Rajasthan was formed as a state on 30th March 1949 and so the day is celebrated as Rajasthan Day. Many events are organized on the day and it is celebrated all over Rajasthan.
World Heritage Day − World Heritage day is a day in which awareness is created among the public to protect the historical monuments. The first World Heritage day was celebrated on 18th April 1982. Many events are organized all over the world which includes exhibitions, photography competitions, award ceremonies, and many others.
World Museum Day − The celebration of World Museum Day was started on 18th May 1977. The day is celebrated to create awareness among the people about the importance of museums.
World Tourism Day − The celebration of World Tourism Day was started on 27th September 1980. The reason behind celebrating the day is that Statutes of UNWTO were adopted on this day in 1970. The day is celebrated to create awareness among people about importance of tourism.
Best time to Visit
The best time to visit Jaipur is February to April and October to December. The climate is pleasant in these months as these months are neither very hot nor very cold. Rest of the months are not suitable as Jaipur has three climates, hot summers, cold winters, and monsoon.