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Amber Palace

The Palace of Mirrors

Ambar palace is nestled in Amber, the former capital of the Kachhwaha Rajputs. The palace and its royal apartments lie inside the massive Amber fort. Construction of the palace was started by Raja Man Singh I and was completed by Mirza Raja Jai Singh and Sawai Jai Singh, after a period of about two centuries. It is a classic fusion of Mughal and Hindu architecture, built in red sandstone and white marble.

Ganesh Pol, the main entrance portal to inner palaces, is the most magnificent portal in Rajasthan, covered with elegant frescoes and crowned with pavilions carrying fascinating jail screens. Jai Mandir with millions of glass pieces on stucco, Diwan-I-Khas, Sheesh Mahal with the art of ornamentation with glass, the zenana palace, and a spectacular courtyard with a baradari which is surrounded by ladies apartments and frescoes depicting Krishna-lila scenes are the main attractions inside the palace. Amber palace is one of the greatest achievements of Rajput architecture.

Updated on 7th June, 2005
District: Jaipur
Location: Jaipur    


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