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AMBER FORT, JAIPUR

BUILDING ECONOMICS

SUBMITTED TO : SUBMITTED BY :
OSHEEN VERMA KRATIKA KANOONGO (09)
NEHAL SAINI (23)
(AAYOJAN SCHOOL OF
ARCHITECTURE)
INTRODUCTION
Amber Fort is located in Amber (a town with an area of 4 square
kilometers (1.5 sq mi)), 11 kilometers (6.8 mi) from Jaipur
, Rajasthan state, India.
It is one of the principal tourist attractions in the Jaipur area,
located high on a hill. Amber Fort Was Built By Raja Man
Singh I.
Amber Fort is known for its artistic style, blending
both Hindu and Rajput elements. With its large ramparts,
series of gates and cobbled paths, the fort overlooks
the Maotha Lake, at its forefront.
HISTORY
The Amber Fort was built by Raja Shri Maan Singh JI Saheb
(Maan Singh I) (December 21, 1550 July 6, 1614) in 16th
century.
Man Singh, one of the first war chiefs or the trusted general of
the Emperor Akbar. Akbar included him among the
Navaratnas, or the 9 (nava) gems (ratna) of the royal court.
Man Singh began the construction of a fortress-palace of
white and red sandstone i.e. Amber Fort in 1592.
Nearby he ordered to set a small temple devoted to Sheela
Mata, his patron goddess and before 16th century Amer was
known as Dhundar
ARCHITECTURAL LAYOUT
It is a mixture of mughal and rajput architecture.
The fort is built with white marble and red sandstone and it looks
more attractive because of the Maotha lake in the foreground.
The structure has four different parts, each with a separate
entrance. The main entry to the fort is through the 'Suraj Pol' or Sun
Gate which opens up into the main courtyard.
This east-facing gate is also the main entrance to the palace and its
position with respect to the rising sun is the source of its name. The
'Jaleb Chowk' is one of the four courtyards of the Amer Palace.
The 'Sila Devi' Temple is right at the entrance to the main palace
grounds. The second courtyard is famous for its 'Diwan-i-Aam'
(Public Audience Hall), the 'Sheesh Mahal' and the 'Sukh Mahal'. A
very famous attraction here is the 'Magic Flower', a fresco carved
out of marble.
SURAJ POL

FIRST COURTYARD OR THE JALEB CHOWK


SECOND COURTYARD
DIWAN I- AM

THIRD COURTYARD

CONSISTS OF
SHEESH MAHAL, SUKH
NIWAS,
MAN SINGHS PALACE,
TRIPOLIA GATE
FOURTH COURTYARD- THE ZENANA QUARTERS

MAOTHA
CULTURAL VALUE
This town is spread over an area of 4 square kilometres
(1.5 sq mi) and has eighteen temples, three Jain mandirs, and
three mosques.
Amber fort is built using the red as well as white stone
marbles. The fort is built in with a mix of Hindu- Muslim style
which takes us back to the 17th century.
Light show is the most important thing which one should not
miss while visiting this fort.
This show highlights the historical background of Jaipur
and it seems to be an educative dose. It shows its
sovereigns, monuments and ancient anecdotes of Jaipur.
The show is of 50 minutes and shows us the real royal
journey.
TOURISM VALUE
The town of Amer, which is an integral and inevitable
entry point to Amer Palace, is now a heritage town
with its economy dependent on the large influx of
tourists (4,000 to 5,000 a day during peak tourist
season).
Annual tourist visitation to the Amer Palace was
reported by the Superintendent of the Department
of Archaeology and Museums as 5000 visitors a day,
with 1.4 million visitors during 2007
TOURIST REVENUE
Visiting Hours : 8:00 AM 6:00 PM
Entry Fee (In Indian Rupees):
Indian : Rs. 25.00 Student : 10
Foreigner : Rs. 200.00 Student : 100
Light Shows Timing (Onwords)
In English : 7.30 pm
Entry Fee : Rs. 200.00
In Hindi : 8:00 PM
Entry Fee : Rs. 100.00
Elephant Ride at Amber Palace for two persons Rs. 900/-
Tourist are also charged for audio guides.
MAINTANENCE AND SECURITY
Conservation works have been undertaken at the
Amer Palace grounds at a cost of Rs 40 crores
(US$8.88 million) by the Amer Development and
Management Authority (ADMA).
A film unit shooting a film at the Amer Fort
damaged a 500-year-old canopy, demolished the
old limestone roof of Chand Mahal, drilled holes
to fix sets and spread large quantities of sand in
Jaleb Chowk in utter disregard and violation of
the Rajasthan Monuments, Archaeological Sites
and Antique Act (1961).
OUR MODIFICATIONS
NIGHT TOURISM BASED ON THEMES
(HORROR, ENHANCING THE LIGHTING AND
VISUAL PERCEPTION).
ELEPHANT RIDES CAN BE REPLACED BY TOY
TRAINS
FOUNTAINS CAN BE CREATED IN MAOTHA
LAKE AND ALSO BOATING CAN BE ARRANGED.
THANK YOU

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