The Chequered Garden

I took this shot at Amber Fort, Jaipur.  It is one of the famous forts at Jaipur and the most beautiful one. Raja Man Singh built Amer Palace in 16th century.  Rajputs made use of the Amber Fort both for defense purpose as well as the residential purposes. Thus within its mighty walls, one finds charming gardens and magnificent palaces made from marble and precious stones, richly decorated with intricate stonemason works and paintings.

Amer Fort houses Jai Mandir, a famous temple which has Sheesh Mahal, a beautiful hall of mirrors that are so artistically set that even a tiny ray of light gets reflected in the mirrors and illumines the hall dazzlingly.

One of the higlights of the fort, this beautiful chequered garden , is a favourite with tourists and you can see why! 

If visiting Jaipur, don’t miss your chance to visit this majestic palace.

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6 Responses to The Chequered Garden

  1. Sukanya Ramanujan says:

    I’m visiting Jaipur in a few weeks. Can’t wait to see all this. Any other things that should not be missed in the city?

    • A J says:

      Mine was a very short trip. I have been to Jaigarh fort but it’s tiring there on a sunny day as you have to walk a lot and most of the fort area is uncovered.
      I visited City Palace and I loved it.
      Also I have heard Birla temple and Choki Dhani are nice. You may visit http://www.jaipur.org.uk/ for more details.

  2. Sukanya Ramanujan says:

    Thank you so much!

  3. minhzie says:

    For some reason these gardens remind me of the gardens at Versailles. Lovely shot.

  4. Pingback: Elephant ride at Amber Fort « Blog Archive « AJ's Photo Lab

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