10 Interesting Amber Fort Facts

Amber Fort Facts

Amber Fort Facts

  • The settlement at Amer was founded by Raja Alan Singh who was a ruler from the Chanda clan of Meenas in 967 CE
  • The Palace is divided into six separate but main sections each with its own entry gate and courtyard.
  • Amer is a town with an area of 4 square kilometres.
  • Amber Fort is a fort located in Amer, Rajasthan, India. located 11 kilometres from Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan. 
  • Amber Fort, along with five other forts of Rajasthan, was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site as part of the group Hill Forts of Rajasthan.
  • The Amer fort is built of red sandstone and marble.
  • Amber takes its name from Amba Mata, the fertility and earth goddess of the Minas
  • Amber Fort in Jaipur was built in 1592, by the Rajah Man Singh I.
  • Ganesh Pol is a very exquisitely decorated entrance gate to the third courtyard which houses the private premises of the ruler, named after Lord Ganesha who is a symbol of wisdom and new beginnings.
  • There is a secret tunnel of 2 Km at Amber fort that connects it to the Jaigarh fort.
Amber Fort Facts
Interesting Amber Fort Facts