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Amber Fort

This magnificent fort comprises an extensive palace complex, built from pale yellow and pink sandstone, and white marble, and is divided into four main sections, each with its courtyard. It is possible to visit the fortress on elephant-back, but animal welfare groups have criticized the keeping of elephants at Amber because of reports of abuse, and because carrying passengers can cause lasting injuries to the animals.

As an alternative, you can trudge up to the fort from the road in about 10 minutes, or take a 4WD to the top and back for ₹450 (good for up to five passengers), including one-hour wait time. For night entry, admission for foreigners drops to the Indian price. read more