Meena Tribal Walk
The Meena Tribal Walk starts from Panna Meena step-well in Amber town. This 8-storey step-well was once used to collect and store water during the dry summer and is a perfect example of north Indian architecture. Walk to the old settlement of the ‘Meena’ tribe and visit the old temples of the village. Most of the villagers have now moved to Jaipur, but there are still a few who live there, tending their cows and buffalo. You’ll be able to talk to the locals, maybe share a cup of a tea.
After this, you’ll begin walking up the nearby hill along a historic path which was used by the Maharajas to transport cannons from one corner of the hill to the other. This same path was used as the channel to collect rain water which flows down to the lake at the bottom of the hill. Stop at the first scenic point adjoining the ancient fort wall and gate. You will see the beautiful landscapes and the tiny villages in the distance. Along the way, discover ancient cenotaphs and shrines which were once also used as path markers and were seen as good omens for travellers. It is from this view point that we will see the entire Amber town and the the amazing fort. After a quick tea break you’ll descend back down the hill.