The Amber Fort
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Amber Elephants
Meet the local transportation team at the Amber Fort in Amer (a town 6.8 miles from Jaipur), in the Rajasthan state of India. Located high on a hill and built in 1515, these friendly representative pachyderms make for a great trip up and into the fort. Do know that there's an animal advocacy group that is tied to this working herd of elephants and they take great pride in taking care of these beautiful animals. You can feel good about financially contributing to this kind of initiative and know that your participation isn't encouraging the poor treatment of elephants. You'll be awed by the artistic style of the fort that manages to blend both Hindu and Rajput elements. The structure is big and contains large ramparts, series of gates and idyllic cobbled paths for exploring. Be sure to catch the view that overlooks the Maota Lake.
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