The Amber or Amer Fort was built in 1592 by Raja Man Singh and is one of the finest examples of Rajput architecture. Located high on a hill, it has beautiful views over a narrow valley, Maota Lake and the wider plains beyond. It is located 11 kilometres from Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan and is the principal tourist attraction in Jaipur.
Amer Fort is known for its artistic Hindu style elements. With its large ramparts and series of gates and cobbled paths. Constructed of red sandstone and marble, the attractive, opulent palace is laid out on four levels, each with a courtyard. It consists of the Diwan-i-Aam, or “Hall of Public Audience”, the Diwan-i-Khas, or “Hall of Private Audience”, the Sheesh Mahal (mirror palace), or Jai Mandir, and the Sukh Niwas where a cool climate is artificially created by winds that blow over a water cascade within the palace.