The imposing fort, built in 1726 by Jai Singh was opened tot he public in mid - 1983 and offers a great view over the plains from the Diwa Burj watchtower.

The fort served as the treasury of the Kachcawas. It is a remarkable feat of military architecture in a fine state of preservation, with water reservoirs, residential areas, a puppet theatre and world largest wheeled cannon, Jaya Vana.

Admission is free if you have a ticket to Jaipur's City Palace that is less than two days old. Vehicles can drive up to fort, or it's steep half - hour walk from Amber. The admission charge for cars is Rs 50 and parking outside is Rs 5.