Amber Fort cancels elephant rides
Jaipur: The famed Amber fort has started making preparations for the nine-day Navratri festival starting later this month. The world famous monument, which also houses the Shila Mata temple will also halt elephant rides for the period.
Night tourism activities will also not be conducted. The lightand-sound show will have only one performance at 8:30 pm.
These activities are typically at the top of to-do lists for tourists visiting Jaipur. Since the tourism season in the state starts in September itself, even weekdays see lots of footfalls.
Pankaj Dharendra, Suprintendent of Amber fort, said elephant rides will not be available starting September 20 through September 30. Starting October through March, 2018, 5-6 rounds daily for each elephant will be permitted.
While the morning session will be from 7:30 am to 11:30 am, the evening rides will be conducted from 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm .
On the occasion of World Tourism Day, entry to Amber Fort will
be free on September 27.
A meeting related to reviewing the arrangements at the fort during the Navratri festival was conducted recently. Notably, due to the Shila Mata temple which sees a lot of devotees the nine days of Navratri, additional security arrangements have been made.