Around half an hour’s drive from the city centre, like something out of a fairy tale, Amber Fort sits atop a hill overlooking Maota Lake. It was the home of Rajput rulers until Jaipur city was constructed, and contains a series of breath-taking palaces, halls, gardens, and temples. Inside, elaborate mirror work adds to the grandeur. The evening sound and light show, which brings alive the Fort’s history, is impressive. The Anokhi Museum of Block Printing near the fort is another attraction. Workshops are held there. Plan your trip with this complete guide to Amber Fort.
Location: North of Jaipur. Frequent buses depart from the Hawa Mahal to Amber Fort. Taxis are also available.
Entry Cost: 500 rupees for foreigners. 100 rupees for Indians. Night entry into the fort is 100 rupees per person.
Opening Hours: 8 a.m. to 5.30 p.m. during the day, and 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at night. Note that elephant rides are only possible in the mornings until 11.30 a.m.