An evening spent at Amer fort, Jaipur
Located in the Gorgeous Aravali hills, the Amer fort is a picturesque monument which once used to be the capital of the Rajput kings. Jaipur palace and fort was established much later than Amer, due to shortage of water at Amer, as per what the local rumours
The mesmerizing light and sound show
We were able to visit Amer fort only after sunset. So we were not able to appreciate the beauty of Sheesh Mahal and the gorgeous fort. However, the lighting at night makes the monument equally beautiful. There aren’t many forts in India which are open for visitors after sunset, so this was definitely a unique experience.
The entry is from two gates, the sun gate and the moon gate, located in the East and west directions respectively.
The way to the moon gate, which we took, is through a small village area and is steep , as it is located at the hilltop. We hired a jeep which dropped us at the gate itself . Our experience with the driver was not very good as he promised to “show” us the fort, which made us think he was a guide too. But he overcharged us for a small trip of about 10 minutes. The ride is not very eventful and can be easily skipped.
The entry ticket is worth ₹ 100 per adult and the guides charge around ₹200 to ₹250 for a group of 4 to 6 people. It takes around an hour to go through the entire monument. There are stalls for refreshments and shops selling things famous about Jaipur, like blankets, apparels, jewellery and accessories.
The highlight of the evening visit to Amer fort is the light and sound show. Priced at ₹ 250 per adult, it is about 45 minutes long. There are shows both in English and Hindi at about 7 pm and 8:30 pm respectively. We have seen such shows in Orcha and Khajuraho too, but this one was definitely more majestic than the other two.
It was a memorable visit and ended with a promise of coming back to the fort again, next time during the day, to witness it’s grandeur again. ❤️