Amber Palace in Rajasthan, India
This week’s travel photo was captured at the entrance to the magnificent Amber Palace (also known as Amer Fort), located about 11 km from the city of Jaipur. If there’s one place you should visit when in Jaipur, this is it.
I’ll always remember the moment we first laid eyes on this extraordinary palace and fortress. We were in the back of a beat-up auto-rickshaw that we hired to take us from Jaipur to the palace. The auto-rickshaw turned a corner and the palace was revealed. I couldn’t believe how huge it is. I’m pretty sure I was left speechless for a few minutes. It packs some serious WOW.
Built in 1592, the palace is one of the top tourist attractions in Rajasthan. In 2013, Amber Fort, along with five other forts in Rajasthan, was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site as part of the group Hill Forts of Rajasthan. [source]
One of the things I noticed during our visit, aside from the palace’s incredible architecture, was that most of the visitors appeared to be residents of India. There were very few foreigners among the sea of tourists, which speaks volume to the importance and significance of this Rajasthani stronghold.
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Have you visited Amber Fort in Rajasthan? What did you think?
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