Amer Fort gardens


Amer Fort is a majestic architectural piece which was built under the Islamic architectural style, the palace is known for its imperial marble and stone carving and work, its lush green manicured gardens and the luxurious amenities provided in the fort.

The Amber Fort stands on a steep hillside and rises above the waters of the Maota Lake, an artificial lake that also worked as a water reservoir for the dry months.

Access to the fort goes through the Dil-e-Aaram Garden, which is – like all the other gardens in the Amber Fort – built in the traditional Mughal style based on the Islamic concept of chahar bagh, a “four garden” that represents the Islamic paradise garden with its four waterways”.

The Chhatris on sides, rectangular pillared halls on east and west corners along with fountains, water- courses, a central pool, flower beds in classical geometrical design, all these features make the ambience pleasureful. So the name is eponymous.

The lower level garden on its northern side is called Ram Bagh. These gardens were also laid following the char bagh pattern with a pavilion in the middle area.

Climbing up the road to the fort, the Kesar Kyari (saffron garden) slowly comes visible, floating like a huge Persian carpet on a large stone terrace rising up from the center of the lake.


This garden has been developed on a platform which was built on small rock in the middle of the Maota Lake, which has three levels. This garden depicts the Mughal and Persian style geometry pattern having star shaped flowerbeds.

It was created for the women of the harem to admire from above. According to some historians, there was also an ingenious pulley system that allowed the women to reach the garden directly from their rooms, thus avoiding the risk of inappropriate male contact en route. The name means “saffron growing garden” originally it was this plant that grew in this location.

It is also called Maunbari garden and is believed that it was designed to be viewed at night, the pale marble partitions standing out in the moonlight like a pattern of lace against the dark plants.

Inside the palace, behind a series of corridors and archways, lies another chahar bagh garden with parterres’ built in white marble that form hexagrams and other complicated patterns. Even here the most dominant motif is a star, a symbol of intellectual powers and life itself for the garden’s inhabitants.



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