Amber Fort sits like a crown atop the shallow Maota lake
The facade of Amber Fort and the Ganesh Gate
The palace garden, cause way or char bagh style, is kept lush and green despite the frequent lack of water
The rugged terrain leading to Jaigarh Fort. A tunnel connects the two forts
The meandering walk ways, Maota lake and garden seen from above
The ruins in and around the Amber Fort
Centuries old mirror inlays on walls of the Mirror Palace or Sheesh Mahal glisten up until now. Five hundred years old and shining.
The typical floral inlay and Indian art on the ceilings
Fortified walls of the fortress depicting the traditional dome and chattri seen in typical Rajashtani architecture
One of the many labyrinthine entrances in the fort
The courtyard framed by a window
It was a humid and cloudy afternoon
The rocky knoll framed by Indian arches
This lady in blue sari is one of the resident ‘photo-op’ ladies for a fee. As I took this from a distance, she did not bother asking me for a single rupee.