Originally posted on India Heritage Hub:
Prominent among the medieval capitals in India in the richness of its architecture, is the royal capital at Amer, once the seat of the Kachhawaha Rajput rulers of Jaipur State. The town is located strategically in the valley between two ranges of the Aravalli near Jaipur in Rajasthan and was founded as early as A.D. 928. The majestic grouping of the imperial buildings constituting the Palace complex is situated on top of a hill around a lake occupying the central location in the settlement. The majestic Palace complex comprises of the Jaleb Chowk, Diwan-i-Am or the Durbar Court, Diwan-i-Khas or the Garden court and Man Singh’s Palace.
Take a journey to the Palace complex with us share never seen before bird’s eye views of the sprawling complex, roam around in the Jaleb chowk, peep over the Mauta lake, explore the interiors of the Diwan-i-Khas and take a close look at the fine mirror work inside the fabled Sheesh Mahal, hang around in the innumerable apartments of Man Singh’s Palace and yes also glance at the dark interiors of the subterranean chambers and the well beneath the Diwan-i-Am you may never get a chance to see this.