No, not the Amber Fort. This is the less colourful Nahargarh Fort on the hill behind Jaipur, Rajasthan, India.
India Map | Rajasthan Map
India Travel | Weather | Best Tourist Places | India Tours
The 'Amber Fort', 11 kms outside Jaipur.
The Amber Fort that is so popular with travellers was not in fact originally a fort. The real Amber Fort is further up the hill but is now known as the Jaigarh Fort. The current Amber Fort so loved by tourists is actually the ostentatiously ornate palace section of the never-defeated Amber Fort up the hill.
A fleet of four-legged taxis deposit their fares in the Amber Fort's central plaza, Jaleb Chowk, where victorious returning armies used to parade.
The Diwan-i-Aam, Hall of Public Audience, the Amber Fort's most spectacular sight.
A massively mirrored ceiling inside the Sheesh Mahal, Palace of Mirrors.
Yet another Maharaja's palace, this one is the water-cooled Jal Mahal summer palace, visible below the Amber Fort. Next, pictures of Pushkar, Rajasthan.
Flights: Jaipur is served by the airport in the neighbouring town of Sanganer. Some international charter flights arrive there and also domestic flights from other major Indian cities.
Rail: Jaipur Junction is the city's main station and trains run frequently from all over the country; the most popular route, however, is the morning Shatabdi Express from New Delhi that leaves at 6.0 am and arrives about five hours later.
Bus: Jaipur is well served by various grades of Indian buses, especially from Delhi, which take about six hours.
Road: the route from Delhi to Jaipur is fine and will take about 4 hours by car.
Jodhpur Pictures | Udaipur Pictures | Jaisalmer Pictures | Rajasthan Map
India Map | India Travel | Weather | Best Tourist Places | India Tours