The extensive water system of Amber Palace is one of the most significant features of the Palace. However, it has not received the attention that it truly deserves. Amber palace has two sources of water – Maota Lake and rainwater harvesting within the palace. A series of six structures (buildings) lift water from Maota Lake all the way up to the fort through a complex relay-rehant system. Unlike Rainwater Harvesting System (RWH) of Fort Jaigarh and Nahargarh, which collect water from surrounding hills, Amber Palace uses a much more sophisticated mechanism to lift water few hundred feet above.
We also visit a nice stepwell in Amber town – Baori of Panna Meena. Stepwells were crucial part of lives in olden times and were not just water sources, but also the centre of social lives. We visit one such fabled stepwell in old town of Amber.
Walk duration: minimum 2 persons needed for walk
Amber Palace Water walk is open from 8am-5pm (winters)/10am-5pm (summers)