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Amber fort

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Amber fort-palace is located about 11km north of Jaipur. It used to be the capital of Jaipur state and it is a great example of Rajput architecture. Its construction was started by Maharaja Man Singh I in 1592 and completed by his son Jai Singh I.

Way up to the entrance of the Amber fort
Rajasthani women in traditional clothes
A colonnade enclosing a courtyard in the Amber fort-palace
A garden inside the maharaja's palace of Amber fort
A view of the inside courtyard and the zenana (women quarters)
A view of the zenana (women quarters)
A carved shutter on a window - maharanis could see everything but couldn't be seen
Indian family at the windows of Amber fort
A carved shuttered window with a view from the palace on the lake below
Garden island below the Amber fort
The Jai Mandir (Hall of Victory) with its multi-mirrored ceilings, Amber fort
Multi-mirrored patterns made of coloured foil and covered with glass, the Jai Mandir (Hall of Victory)
A view of the maharaja's garden inside the fort
A snack-stall inside the Amber fort
A view from the Amber fort walls down to the town
Elephants bathing in a lake below the Amber fort
An elephant washed by his driver
Happy bathing elephants!
An elephant bathing, Amber fort
Kruger making friends with an elephant
Anita making friends with an elephant and his driver :)
Elephant ride is an unforgettable experience
Elephant ride is an unforgettable experience
Elephant traffic :)
Local transport at its best!
Rupee, rupee... :)

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