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Amer Heritage Walking Tour In Jaipur | A Photo Story

While Amer Fort is well known, most travelers are unaware of the many beautiful heritage places in Amer town. It doesn’t help that these are not well-publicized by Rajasthan Tourism or any other agency. If you are seeking for an offbeat experience in Jaipur, Amer Heritage Walk fits in perfectly. The walk in Amer town lasts for around 35-60 minutes depending on the route chosen. Read Amer Fort Guide

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A view of Amer town as seen from Amer Fort
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History of Amer

Amer was inhabited by the Meena community before it was captured by the Kacchawa Rajputs. Historians concur the occupation by Rajputs in the 10-11th century. The origin of Rajputs is traced to Narwar in Madhya Pradesh. Before capturing Amer, Kacchawa ruled from Dausa and Jamwa Ramgarh near Jaipur. According to legends, Ambikeshwar Mahadev Temple predates Amer town. However, this is not proven. Here is a picture of Amer town skyline.

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Pictures From Amer Heritage Walking Tour

Over here are pictures from a walking tour in Amer. Temples, wells, and stepwells are the most dominant sights along with old Havelis. Unfortunately, very few Havelis have survived. Don’t miss a visit to Anokhi Museum near Panna Meena Kund. It is an old Haveli which has been converted into a museum by John Singh, the founder of Anokhi.

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Seen in the above picture is an old temple ruin.

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A beautiful balcony and brackets in the above picture.

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Beautiful Indian mythological paintings in Amer
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An old heritage Haveli in Amer
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A beautiful blacony of an ancient Haveli.

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Beautiful carved entrace of a temple
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A beautiful carved Toran in a Amer Temple.

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A restored 11th century temple. The restored part is evident in this picture.

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An ancient well in a temple cum residence complex
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An ancient door from the 11th century temple.

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A scene from Amer temple
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Kids swimming in the Amer stepwell
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Off to School! young girl on way tom School in Amer town.
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The symmetric steps of a stepwell
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One of the most beautiful temples of Amer- Jagat Shiromani Temple
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Jagat Shiromani Temple
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Dhwaja Stambh in a temple complex
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There are many old Havelis in Amer but most are in dilapidated state. Here are a few images of the same.

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The end point of Amer Heritage Walking Tour is Sagar lake. It is a scenic spot where one can sit for hours and enjoy the serenity.

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Sagar Lake of Amer

Amer Heritage Walking Tour can be clubbed with either a visit to Amer Fort or Amer Heritage Water Walk. Either ways it will only enhance your experience of a visit to Amer.

Let me end this walk at the main market area of Amer with a picture of elephant and Mahout.

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Elephant on way to Amer Fort

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31 thoughts on “Amer Heritage Walking Tour In Jaipur | A Photo Story

    1. Ah! I’m glad this post helped you rekindle memories. Considering the times we are living in, virtual travel does provide some respite. Did undertake a walking tour in Amer?

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  1. Amer from another angle… I can just remember the Amer fort from my visit years ago. You gave me a virtual tour of the other heritage sites of Amer. What a beautiful post! Loved the composition of the temple ruin photo.

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    1. Well said. It is Amer from another angle. What good are forts without context to life around it? This temple is quite old and it is not active currently.
      I’m glad you enjoyed this virtual trip, Sarmistha.

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    1. Well, most travelers are short of time since there is so much to see and do in Jaipur. Two or three days is what travelers usually choose. Also, this town is not promoted well and the fort takes away all the attention. Panna Meena Stepwell has become quite popular over the last few years; I’m not surprised you liked this stepwell. 🙂

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  2. This is lovely. It would be definitely there on my next visit to Jaipur. Probably I will stay close to Amer, so thst can catch up with early morning vibes of yhe place.
    I do have some photographs of the dilapidated haveli’s from my last visit.

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    1. I’m sure you will love visiting and exploring Amer town, Anuradha. It does help when you are staying closer because it provides a head start. Have you posted those pictures?

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  3. Lovely photographs! Do you by any chance have a map/recommendations on what all once should see while exploring Amer town? Would love to get some guidance. Thanks!

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