Trip to India & Nepal-Jaipur-Amber Fort Part 2
Beautiful carvings on the ceilings
The second courtyard, up the main stairway of the first level courtyard, houses the Diwan-i-Am or the Public Audience Hall. Built with double row of columns, the Diwan-i-Am is a raised platform with 27 colonnades, each of which is mounted with elephant shaped capital with galleries above it. As the name suggests, the Raja held audience here to hear and receive petitions from the public.
Michael collects locks so they were always of interest.
The mosaics in this area were quite stunning.
You couldn't help but notice the similarities to the TaJ.
And similar marble carvings.
This must have been quite spectacular when lit by lanterns at night.
The Fort receives over 1.5 million visitors a year.
A bangle maker demostrates in the courtyard.
And more beautiful doors.
A goat on the steps on the way down.