The Jaipur Wall is a stone wall built around the Amer Fort in Jaipur, Rajasthan. Visitors can climb the wall to get incredible views of Jaipur City, the Aravalli Mountains, the Amber Fort, and the Rajasthani desert landscape.
For those visiting Jaipur, the incredible Amer Fort (Amber Fort), is undeniably one of the top “must-visit” attractions in the city. While the beautiful and fascinating historic Mughal-Rajput architecture of the fort itself is mind-blowing, the “Jaipur Wall” was, to me, the most underrated attraction in Jaipur.
Often referred to as the “Amer Wall” or even the “Great Wall of Amer,” this many-kilometer-long stone wall follows the jagged ridges of the Aravalli Mountains and served as the first line of defense for the Amer Fort and Jaipur City for hundreds of years.
When researching things to do in Jaipur, I noticed that there were hundreds of excellent guides to exploring the fort but not much information about the Jaipur Wall. So, if you’re looking for arguably the best views in Jaipur AND the best sunset location, head to Amer and climb the Jaipur Wall!
Where is the Jaipur Wall?
The Jaipur Wall stretches along the mountain ridges beside the Amer Fort (Amber Fort), approximately 12 kilometers north of Jaipur Junction. Access to the Jaipur Wall is just beside the fort entrance in Amer, where a few staircases are leading to the top.
Since the Jaipur Wall is also in Amer, a good idea would be to visit the fort in the day/afternoon, and then climb the wall for sunset.
Getting to the Amer Fort
Since most people visiting Jaipur stay somewhere near Bani Park or the Pink City, you'll need to organize some transport to get to the Amer Fort. There is a large car park and bus stop just opposite the entry to the fort. This is where you'll need to go to climb the wall.
Getting back to Jaipur won't be a problem since there are dozens of rickshaws and frequent buses near the entrance.
Below I've listed a few standard options for getting to Amer Fort and the wall from Jaipur.
Rickshaw: You can pick up a rickshaw pretty much anywhere in Jaipur to take you to Amer Fort. Expect to pay around 200-250 rupees for the one-way trip. Most Rickshaw drivers will probably try to talk you into a tour once you're there.
Uber: Using Uber to get from A to B is a good option for reliable and cheap transport. The cost from Jaipur to Amer is usually between 250-350 rupees one-way.
Amer Fort tour with transfer: If you'd prefer a guided tour to Amer Fort, this walking tour with rickshaw transfer is a good bet for around $19 USD. This trip includes hotel pick-up/drop-off, an English-speaking guide at the fort, and a stop-by at the famous Panna Meena ka Kund stepwell.
Bus to Amer Fort: There are regular buses that depart from the Hawa Mahal in the Old City. These only cost 15 rupees each way, or 25 rupees for an air-conditioned bus. This is the best option for travelers on a budget.
Rent a motorbike: This is probably the least popular option for travelers in Jaipur. However, if you're keen to explore the forts on the outskirts, you can save a bit of money by renting a motorbike or scooter. Expect to pay between 300-400 rupees per day for the cheapest motorbike rental.
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Amer Fort Entry Ticket Price
Visiting Amer Fort costs 500 rupees for foreigners and 100 rupees for Indians. This includes entry to all of the attractions and sites within the fort.
You can purchase a ticket in the large courtyard near the entrance of the fort.
However, note that climbing the Jaipur Wall for epic views of the mountains, Jaipur City, and the Amer Fort is free. This is because visitors access it from outside the fort.
Amer Fort gets its name after the Ambika Temple or the Shiva Temple called Ambikeshwar. It's also a World Heritage-listed site.
About the Great Wall of Amer
The Rajput Rulers constructed the architecturally brilliant; "Great Wall of Amer" to serve as a line of defense for the Amer Fort and the city from invaders. This construction of the fort and wall began in 1592 by the then ruling Maharaja Man Singh.
It's not known precisely how long the wall is since best estimates indicate that only 50% of the wall remains. However, the Amer Wall is often referred to as the third-longest wall in the world. This ranks it behind Kumbhalgarh Fort (also in Rajasthan), and of course, the Great Wall of China.
The wall follows the ridgeline of the mountains above Amer to create a compelling and impenetrable defense that's clearly withstood the test of time. Built mostly from stone blocks, the Jaipur Wall also includes tall watchtowers where guards would keep watch for intruding forces.
Climbing the Jaipur Wall
Want to get the best view and sunset spot in Jaipur? Climbing the Jaipur Wall is by far the most mind-blowing and spectacular scene you can get in the Rajasthani capital.
Access to the staircase winding up to the top of the Jaipur Wall is very easy to spot from beside the fort entrance. The stairs are tall and steep. You'll have to climb a fair few of them to get to the top. But, trust me when I say it's well worth it.
More Photos from Amer Fort and the Jaipur Wall
Here are some more photos of the Amer Fort and the Jaipur Wall that I snapped on my recent trip.
More Rajasthan Travel Guides and Blogs
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Saturday 31st of December 2022
The wall is now closed. In 2021 more than a dozen people died on the wall from a lightning strike. Now it's forbidden to climb (as of Dec 2022)
Monday 14th of November 2022
Hey! Thanks for the great article. We tried to go there but it's now prohibited to access the wall.. The didn't let us through.. First I thought it was trick of the guys that blocked the access because the offered us to go somewhere else. Afterwards I verified this through several people. Apperently there was an accident two years ago where people died.
Thursday 16th of September 2021
Hey, just found this post. This is really helpful with every detail I was looking for. I am from Jaipur but did not really climbed the wall. Thanks a lot for this post.