The establishment of Amer Fort, Jaipur was founded by Raja Alan Singh, who was a ruler from the Chanda clan of Meenas in 967 CE. The present day Amer Fort was built on the remains of the earlier structure, during the reign of Raja Man Singh. It was further expanded by Jai Singh 1, who was his descendant. Later years Amer Fort went through some more improvements and additions by their successors, until the Kachwahas shifted their capital to Jaipur, during the rule of Sawai Jai Singh 11, in 1727.
In the 16th century, Amer royal palace was constructed as a home for the present rulers. The 16th century magnificent towers of the Amer Fort and the palace were built by the Rajput Maharajas and these are very well maintained. The Amer Fort was built in red sandstone and marble, while the Moatha Lake brings additional charm to the area.
The major attractions of Amer Fort are Diwan-e-Aam, Diwan-e Khass, Ganesh Pol, Jaleb Chowk, Jai Mandir, Yash Mandir, Sukh Mandir, Sheesh Mahal, Suhag Mandir, Shila Devi Holy Place, Bhool Bhulaiya and Zanana Dyodhi. The Amer Fort can be reached either by an exciting elephant ride or the walk way up the hill. The views while on the elephant ride are mesmerizing, specially the ones over Moatha Lake. The Light Show is yet another tourist attraction at the Amer Fort, which is performed at night. A visit to the museum and garden inside the fort are amazing. From the Char garden, one can get a view of the whole city. A dance program at the Sukh Mahal calms your soul, while a dish at the Surabhi restaurant inside the fort is lip smacking.
The Amer Fort is known for its artistic style elements, with huge unrestrained cobbled pathways, overlooking the beautiful Maita Lake, which is the only source of water for the fort.