Ganesh Pol- A Unique Entrance

2019-03-16 Sat

The Ganesh Pol or Gate is one of the most beautiful and marvelous entrances in the Amber Fort. Built under the order of Mirza Raja Jai Singh, it is covered with elaborate frescoes and a Ganesh painted above the gate, symbolizing good luck. Ganesh Pol leads to scenic lawns of Mughal Garden in Amber Palace.

Graceful and majestic, the Ganesh Pol Gateway is named after the famous Hindu deity Lord Ganesh. This gateway is the entry to the private palaces of the Maharajas. The Pinnacle of the gateway has a stunning shelter or chattri and there are two domes one on both side of the canopy.

Tourists from all over the world admire the architecture of the gateway. It shows a fusion of Mughal and Rajput architectural styles. The gate is covered with delicate frescos and mosaics and set with finely carved lattice screens.

To commemorate this beautiful Unique Entrance, India post has issued 2 Rupee 50 Paisa stamp in 2017.

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