Amber Fort — Amazing structure, or rather a huge walled city, situated in India. Beginning in 1592 and until today, it never ceases to amaze with its beauty and grandeur. I invite you for a walk
Amber Fort is located 11 kilometers from Jaipur. The fortress-palace, a classic example of the romantic Rajasthani fort stands on a terraced plateau at the south-western foot of the mountain. At the top is Jaigarh fort (Fort of Victory), guarding the approaches to both Amber and to the standing on the other side of the mountain Jaipur. Amber is surrounded by hills and along the ridges and peaks are endless snake winds its way for miles wall with trees and patrol towers.
Construction of the fort began in 1592 by Raja Man Singh I — parts of the Rajput commander of the army of Emperor Akbar. Completed the construction of the massive structure descendant Man Singh — Jai Singh I. The fort was named in honor of the goddess Amba, better known in Indian mythology under the name of Durga, and built by all the canons of the Rajput architectural style that was developed in the state of Rajasthan in the Middle Ages.
Used only for the construction of local material, which resulted in an unusual effect — the natural and built almost impossible to distinguish from a distance. If often the case in those days of military attacks it had a special defensive value. For the Rajput architectural style is characterized by flawless proportional lines, rigorous, clear outward forms
However, the massive walls hide a rich interior design and decoration refined processing, inaccessible casual glance. Inside the fort buildings complemented multiple balconies, climbing stone railings, slender columns connected by arches, scalloped outline, small pavilions at the corners of roofs and canopies, as well as arched windows barred done in the walls to enhance ventilation. In the palace of his true embodiment of the dream of paradise found, giving delight the soul and calm the heart.
Rajput forts were built on fairly rigid scheme. Occupied the central part of the multilevel apartment building — prasadam with her — one-or two-story pavilions, which are isolated or wings Prasad. The grounds of the palace complex was divided into three parts: the first — the service yard with stables, warehouses, storage of weapons, the palace area and the pavilion for official audiences. The second — one or two apartments with private patio, rooms for treasury and a small home chapel. The third part was placed Zana (women's apartments) with terraces and gardens for walking.