Amber Fort is located in Amber, 11 km from Jaipur, Rajasthan state, India. It was the ancient citadel of the ruling Kachhawa clan of Amber, before the capital was shifted to present day Jaipur. Amber Fort is known for its unique artistic style, blending both Hindu and Muslim (Mughal) elements, and its ornate and breathtaking artistic mastery. The fort borders the Maota Lake, and is a major tourist attraction in Rajasthan.
very nice place for tourist who like shopping! You can see many tourists buying unique items from Jaipur here. Jaipur specializes in silver and semi precious jewelry, shops specializing in precious and semi-precious stones are to be found on and along Jauhari Bazaar. Bandhej (tie and dye), and block printed textiles are another highlight of the place. The narrow Khajanewalon-ka-Rasta off Chandpole Bazaar is the main center of stone carving. Shops dealing in marble statuary are to be found here. Some shops opposite Hawa Mahal stock the famous Jaipur quilts weighing only a few hundred grams!
"Palace of the Wind", is one of the major landmarks of Jaipur. This five-storey building of unusual architecture is a part of the City Palace Complex. The main entrance of the Mahal is from eastern side. Under the bright rays of the sun the Mahal appears like a shining star. Hawa Mahal is a five storey building, that recalls the era of the royal Rajputs. The building is accentuated with unique pink semioctagonal and delicately honeycombed sandstone windows. The architecture is a stellar specimen of Rajput artistry.