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The Epitome of #Rajasthani Charm

Amer Fort - The Epitome of Rajasthani Charm

When you muse about the charm and the magic of India, the image of the once pristine Taj Mahal comes to mind. The emblem of undying love! But that’s not where the story ends. I found that my Indian motherland hosts architectural jewels that can go toe to toe with the Taj and hold their own.

If you want to be transported back to grander times – times when delicate royal ladies peeped out of latticed windows as war-weary but triumphant soldiers laid out the treasures of faraway lands, then a visit to Rajasthan and specifically the Amber Fort of Amer is in order.

Sheesh Mahal (Hall of Mirrors)

The Epitome of #Rajasthani Charm

I will try not to wax eloquent about the magnificence of this structure. No words can do it justice. But I can guarantee that years will pass, and you will still remember the way the walls and the ceiling of the Sheesh Mahal (Hall of Mirrors) light up when the guide holds up a flickering candle flame. It is one of those moments when the past and the present fuse together – aided by the glue of sheer, breathtaking beauty.

Amer Fort - The Epitome of Rajasthani Charm

Diwan-e-Aam (Hall of Public Audience)

Sheesh Mahal (Hall of Mirrors)

Sheesh Mahal (Hall of Mirrors)

Amber Fort, Amer Jaipur

Amber Fort, Amer Jaipur

Amber Fort, Amer Jaipur

Amber Fort, Amer Jaipur

The Sheesh Mahal boasts slender, whimsical flowers and mystical arches that are heavily influenced by Persian architecture. But what sets them apart is the mirror finish of the embellishments that twinkle from blocks of the whitest marble. The effect can be mesmerising.

You will lose track of time and yourself as you see your movements reflected and echoed in a million glistening starbursts that have seen generations flit by.

The merest hint of light transforms the inner rooms into jewel boxes that beckon you to ditch modern conveniences in favour of the memories of magnificence.

There are no skeletons in the closet of this Rajasthani marvel. Guides may try to spin tales of unrequited passion, but you can feel from the ambience and their lack of emphasis that the structure could have been home to wars and intrigue, but it was also the wellspring of prosperity and happiness for the people it supported.

Given a chance, I will return in a heartbeat.

Travel Tip:
A quick and rushed tour of this majestic complex will leave you unsettled. There is so much to take in. I recommend visiting Amber Fort multiple times to soak in the aura of Rajputana valour and vitality.

Travel Tips Jaipur

Cause that’s what Amber Fort is – vital and alive!

To your wanderlust and dreams!

Yours in Style,
XK

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18 Comments

  1. Gloria strydom
    July 25, 2018 / 1:27 pm

    wow absolutely awesome, your photos are stunning, this is a place that i am really sorry i never did get to visit in my lifetime, but your photos have helped, it made me feel like i was there too

  2. Shelley Wessels
    July 15, 2018 / 7:15 pm

    The architecture and lines of these designs are so captivating. I totally agree that one visit will have you dreaming of many more future visit.

  3. Asha parbhoo
    July 13, 2018 / 8:03 pm

    Any of The cities in Rajasthan are pure magic.. Romantic and have the most wonderful old world charm.. Cannot wait to go back

  4. Ntiyiso Mkhabela
    July 5, 2018 / 8:21 am

    I love the Taj structure, a beautiful piece of art. Given my love for Indian food especially the spices, this country is added on my bucket list.

    • July 13, 2018 / 12:03 pm

      Ntiyiso, India will surprise you with it’s charm… I cannot wait to return…♥

  5. NASEEMAH FLOWERS
    July 3, 2018 / 9:41 pm

    Honestly can’t believe that I only came across this blog now, it basically outlines 2 things that interest me very much which is style and then also beautiful places. I’ve never been overseas before and that’s why foreign places interest me so much, my husband and I have a 4 month old baby so we probably won’t BE traveling any time soon, he has been all around the world but unfortunately I have not. IM hoping that once we get a change to get away we will, and I’m definitely putting these places you’ve been TO on my list ❤

    • July 13, 2018 / 12:02 pm

      Congrats on your little bundle. So Amazing!
      Glad to hear that you are enjoying my blog. Fashion and Travel are also firm faves for me…
      I’m most certain that your time will come soon 🙂 and until then you are welcome to live vicariously through my pics ♥

  6. NASEEMAH FLOWERS
    July 3, 2018 / 9:38 pm

    I love love love looooovvveee your hair and your style!!!! ❤ you make these pictures even more amazing wow

  7. NASEEMAH FLOWERS
    July 3, 2018 / 9:37 pm

    That place really is a masterpiece, and so are you ❤

    • July 13, 2018 / 11:56 am

      Awwww…! I do not compare but Thank you! That is so kind
      Kisses♥

  8. Sibongile
    June 30, 2018 / 7:33 pm

    Such a beautiful place!!!! Exquisite!

    • July 13, 2018 / 11:55 am

      It is really worth a visit for sure ♥

  9. Raakhee mansingh
    June 27, 2018 / 10:07 pm

    Really stunning architecture but the real beauty is how your colours blend and brighten up the surroundings. Love it!!!

    • July 13, 2018 / 11:54 am

      It is spectacular to experience for sure! You are always too kind Raakhee ♥

    • July 13, 2018 / 11:53 am

      It’s difficult to capture the beauty of Amber Fort, although I tried ♥