Amber Palace Water Walk
Heritage Water Walk is a two-‐hour walk designed to understand the sacredness of water in Rajasthani culture and the wisdom of our ancestors. It uncovers the stories hidden in the majestic forts of Nahargarh and Amber--Stories of water, stories of people and stories of life as it evolved in the desert.
Outsie the ticket counter of Amber Fort & Palace
Amber Palace Water Management System: Built in 1599 by Raja Man Singh (1550-1614) and expanded on by his successors including Sawai Jai Singh, Amber Palace has a very advanced water management system. It has two primary sources of water – Maota Lake and rainwater harvesting within the palace. A series of six water buildings designed in a cascade use complex relay-rehant system to lift water few hundred feet above from the Maota lake.
The Walk is conducted inside the Amber Palace & Fort Complex. We will understand the history of Amber Palace connected to water and learn about different types of water arrangements done for the people and army residing in the Palace. The walk will start at Water lifting buildings. From there we will go to the Persian wheel which was installed to lift water up to the fort. The walk will cover all the important elements of the Fort finishing at the Diwan-i-aam tank. The highlight of the walk is that it provides access to the parts of the Palace which are other wise not accessible to regular tourists.