The Kachhwaha rulers of Amber flourished under the Mughals. Hence their architecture and the structures built during this time were hugely influenced by Mughal grandeur and opulence.
The palace of Amber is entered through a gate called Ganesh Pole. Synonymous with the name, the gate is a dividing building between private and public areas. After passing the gate, one reaches a formal garden consisting of fountains and pretty water channels.
Above the Ganesh Pole is the Sohar Mandir, a rectangular chamber with beautiful latticed windows and octagonal rooms to each side. Ganesh Pole, entrance portal, leads to the Sheesh Mahal, the pinnacle of the art of ornamentation with glass. In fact, the fort is a classic fusion of Mughal and Hindu architecture, built in red sandstone and white marble.
Amber, as it exists now, is the handiwork of three rulers that include Man Singh, army commander of Mughal Emperor Akbar in 1592, and Jai Singh I and II.