Amber Fort or Amer Fort is a magnificent fort in pale red sandstone & marble in the town of Amer, 11 kms from Jaipur. Photos of the Amer Fort do not compare to the real life experience of standing at the footsteps of the fort and admiring the elephants majestically ride up the ramparts. If you are a tourist, it is highly recommended that you do enjoy an elephant ride here. The Amber Fort has a mandir, the public rooms and the private rooms of the erstwhile maharajahs and the hall of mirrors facing a beautiful garden. There is a moat surrounding the fort.
Needless to say, the Amber Fort area is predominantly a touristy area. All the tourist buses and the private taxis and cabs stop here. As is always the case, there a number of shops in and around this area. Shops for typical Rajasthani fabrics, jewellery, marble handicrafts and furnishings can be found here.
If you are short of time to go around shopping in the market below the fort, do visit the government owned shop in the fort premises. You can shop for carpets, jewellery, white metal handicrafts, textiles, bed covers and quilts.
However, serious shopping is done in the broad roads leading to the city of Jaipur especially, the Amer Road.
There are well established shops for stone and wooden handicrafts silver artefacts, gemstones and beautiful furnishings.
When you visit the shops identified by our team in this market, you will realize that they are popular shops with a significant export clientele.
This is one of the best shopping markets in Jaipur.