What this tour is about: This historic walk takes you back in time to Amer, the former capital of the Kacchawaha Rajput kings. Founded by the Meenas, Amer was captured by the Kacchawahas in the 10th century CE. The majestic 16th century Amer Fort, on top of a hill, dominates the landscape. The settlement below, with its narrow lanes, temples and houses, still retains its old charm.
What the tour covers: The tour begins with a historical exploration of Amer Fort. Once the residence of Rajput kings and their families, the fort’s grand interiors contain spacious courtyards, audience halls, palaces and a temple. It is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. There’s also a coffee shop in the fort, if you would like to take a short break.
From the fort, we will walk downhill to the settlement below. We will stop at the Jagat Shiromani Temple, a beautifully carved and embellished Krishna temple steeped in local history. There is a small shop nearby that is famous for its samosas (fried snacks). We will walk further through village lanes to visit Panna Meena ka Kund, a traditional stepwell. Our final stop is the Anokhi Museum of Hand Printing, which is doing outstanding work in the preservation and revival of traditional textile crafts. There are often interesting demonstrations at the museum, and the museum shop is small but lovely.
When: 9 a.m. on all days of the week except Mondays. Not ideal in summer (Apr-Jul)
Duration: 3-4 hours
Start Point: Amer Fort
End Point: Anokhi Museum
Rs 950 per person for 6-8 persons
Rs 1150 per person for 4-5 persons
Rs 1350 per person for 3 persons
Rs 1750 per person for 2 persons
Rs 2750 for a solo traveller
Includes trained guide, illustrated handouts, bottled water and all taxes
Excludes entrances, elephant rides, snacks/drinks/meals and tips
Tour Note: Amer Fort is accessible on foot or on the back of an elephant. We do not recommend elephant rides at the fort and the cost is not included in our pricing. However, if you wish to ride an elephant to the fort, our guide will show you where the ticketing office is, and will meet you at the top where you dismount. Elephant rides to the fort are closed during the nine day Navratri festival twice a year (Mar-Apr and Sept-Oct). Please check the festival calendar.