Rajasthani Heritage


Amer or Amber Fort just north of Jaipur in India, is a splendid fortress on Cheel Ka Teela, the hill of eagles.

The fort was built by ‘Raja Shri Maan Singh JI Saheb’ (Maan Singh 1), from 1550 to 1614, from red and white sandstone. The palace can be approached by taking an elephant ride up the ramparts, but this wasn’t for me, because I love elephants.

Palace entrance

Amer has a mix of Rajput and Mughal influences and there is much to see.

Sheesh Mahal

It’s best known for the Sheesh Mahal, Hall of mirrors, a sight I’ve never forgot.

One of the stunning views from the palace’

Garden on the lake

Amer is hugely popular for tourists, and a World Heritage Site, said to be the most beautiful palace in India. Don’t miss it if you go to Rajasthan!







13 thoughts on “Rajasthani Heritage

  1. That second last shot, of the mosaic… absolutely fabulous. It’s a world apart, isn’t it? Hope you had a happy Sunday, Gilly. Did you decide on a pattern for the bag? 🙂 🙂

  2. These are beautiful photos of a splendid site! When you said there was so much to see, I know you meant so much to see at the palace itself. But there is also so much to see in your photos… 🙂

  3. Ha, great flashback Gilly. Jaipur wasn’t my favourite place in Rajasthan. isn’t this where a glass of lime juice knocked you out? Or was it Jodhpur?

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