Explore the Historic Amer Fort in Rajasthan, India

This stunning UNESCO World Heritage Site is India's premier hill fort.

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Amer Fort in Rajasthan, India by Global Heritage FundGlobal Heritage Fund

Located on a strategic hill near Jaipur, Amer Fort is a former palace and military installation of the maharaja of Jaipur. Founded in the 10th Century, this opulent palace was a seat of regional power.

Amer Fort in Rajasthan, India by Global Heritage FundGlobal Heritage Fund

Amer is situated amidst the Kalikho hills, protected by nearby Jaigarh Fort. Optimizing on its hilly landscape, Amer was designed in ascending levels from public to private spaces.  

Ganesh Pol at Amer Fort in Rajasthan, India by Global Heritage FundGlobal Heritage Fund

The magnificently painted Ganesh Pol served as a monumental gateway into the palace's private quarters. It depicts the Hindu elephant-headed deity of auspicious beginnings on its central entrance.


Suhag mandir at Amer Fort in Rajasthan, India by Global Heritage FundGlobal Heritage Fund

Suhag mandir (good fortune temple) is a small pavilion with jharokhas screened by intricately carved marble jaalis. From these protected areas, women could remain unseen while watching royal processions in the courtyard below. 


Amer Fort in Rajasthan, India by Global Heritage FundGlobal Heritage Fund

Modern visitors are still enthralled by Amer's immense hallways and thick fortress walls. Inside the fort, they encounter towering walls of sandstone and marble interspersed with intricate glass and metalwork. 

Amer Fort in Rajasthan, India by Global Heritage FundGlobal Heritage Fund

With history spanning hundreds of years, Amer Fort requires a management plan that can holistically protect both tangible features such as art work, and intangible elements including living traditions. 


Amer Fort in Rajasthan, India by Global Heritage FundGlobal Heritage Fund

Working with the Rajasthan government, organizations such as Global Heritage Fund have supported the creation of a comprehensive management plan balancing site protection with local community interests.


Amer Fort in Rajasthan, India by Global Heritage FundGlobal Heritage Fund

In collaboration with regional partners, local people, and the Chief Minister of Rajasthan, the plan will help protect Amer Fort for present and future generations.


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