Amber palace was built by the Kachhwajas when they rose
in eminence and power under the Mughals. Man Singh I
built it in a style to rival Mughal grandeur and opulence.
Diwan-I-Aam has a double row of columns with elephant-head
brackets, which had to be covered with stucco to escape
the jealous eye of Jehangir.
Pol, entrance portal to inner palaces, is the most magnificent
portal in Rajasthan, covered with elegant frescoes and
crowned with pavilions carrying fascinating jail screens.
Jai Mandir has millions of glass pieces on stucco. The
same scheme of ornamentation is repeated at Diwan-I-Khas,
also built by Mirza Raja Singh. Sheesh Mahal, core of
this structure, is the pinnacle of the art of ornamentation
with glass. Rampas built within walls take you to the
zenana palace built by the Man Singh I. A baradari
stands at the center of the spectacular courtyard surrounded
by ladies apartments and frescoes depicting Krishna-lila
scenes. Amber is undoubtedly the grandest achievement
of Rajput architecture.
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