Global Treasures AMBER FORT Jaipur, India
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The stately Amber Fort is a truly impressive sight and one of the most beautiful of its kind in India. The mighty fort rises up like a staircase upon a mountain side that is located between two ranges of the Aravalli Mountains.
Typical of most palaces in Rajasthan, the fort’s high and sturdy walls that are interspersed with bastions and balconies, give the impression of a castle. The Amber Palace was constructed in several stages between 1600 and 1727. After passing through a small gate, there is the impressive main gate of Surajpol, that is the entrance to a lower courtyard, Jaleb Chowk.
The Jass Mandir Pavilion, with its artistically designed lattice window, is located on the terrace like roof of a private audience hall. The windows provide a welcome cool breeze during hot weather as well as a marvelous view of the surrounding scenery.
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