It was a sunny day in Jaipur and we planned our trip to Amer Fort. It is not far away from Jaipur, it is 11-25 km away depending on where you live in Jaipur. I was having my Camera with me. Before going out i was searching online whether DSLR camera’s are allowed or not. I found some articles on tripadvisor and it was written that they charge ₹50 for a still camera and ₹100 for a video camera. I don’t know who wrote that but anyone can tell a DSLR makes both pictures and videos, then what kind of a price list was that.
Okay, back to the point. When you will go there with the help of google maps, it will show you the way but only up to the ground area and there are no maps available after that. At this point you will be flooded by taxi owners asking you to park there car in the parking and take a taxi up top. But let me tell you, DO NOT TAKE THE TAXI. The way to the fort is steep and narrow but it’s not at all difficult. There are sign boards all the way you will never take a wrong turn.
After reaching the top you can park your car there is ample parking space available. Going inside you will have to just 100-150m but it is gonna be difficult. The first thing you will see will be an open area with scenic views from the sides. It’s not as high as a himalyan mountain but it served the purpose of the king very well. Now there is a ticket window on the right, ticket prices for an Indian citizen will be ₹10 and for a foreigner it will be ₹50. I asked the ticket vendor if there is a ticket for DSLR but he said it’s free. There were no restrictions for photography at all which is a good thing.
Inside Amer Fort:
Just show the ticket to the security guard sitting on the stairs and you can go to the top. Amer Fort is famous for it’s series of gates and cobbled paths. From the top you can enjoy the view of Maota Lake. If you are interested in the history of this place you can look over to the wikipedia. A puppet show also runs continuously inside the fort but for a north indian i don’t think it would be that interesting.
Also, unlike many heritage places in India, this place has proper washrooms facility and there is even a cafe coffee day inside the premises. So, it’s all solved. And for all the photographers, this place can be good for the shoot. There are zero restrictions for photography and using your creative mind you can create some good shots.
Tip: Always carry an umbrella in July, August, September months. Weather in Jaipur is a bit weird, a sunny day gets converted into a rainy day in just 15 minutes. Be prepared.
So, this was my visit to the Amer Fort. Let me know your experience about this place and do tell me in the comments section below if i missed something.
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