Amber is one of the popular tourist destinations in the Jaipur region. Amber is also popularly known as Amer and it is located on the NH-8, in the eastern part of Rajasthan in India. Amber is situated at an average altitude of 391 meters above sea level and settled at the foot hills of Aravali range of Rajasthan. Amber’s hot and semi dry desert climate with variable climatic conditions ranges from maximum temperature increasing to about 48°C during summer, and dipping to about 15°C in winters. Most rainfall occurs during monsoon (June to September). The city of Amber is located on 26° 58' 60 N latitude and 75° 52' 0 E longitude and at a distance of 13km from Rajasthan capital city, Jaipur. Amber comes under the municipal corporation of Jaipur and it occupies an area of 4 sq km. There is also a lake namely Maota located on the south side of the city which is the source of water supply to army domicile.
The city of Amber was named after the goddess Amba Mata (Mother Earth). Amba Mata was worshipped by the regional tribes at this place prior to the Amber fort complex was built.
Amber is a part of Jaipur Municipal Corporation. Amber region has its own specialty in history, religion, food and etc. One can taste the special delights of the Rajasthan anywhere in the Amber. Women at Amber prefer milk and milk products while making food due to scarcity of water in this desert region. People who enjoy nutritious and tasty food may visit Amber. One can enjoy delicious food like ‘Ghatta ki Sabzi’, ‘Pakodi’, ‘Rabdi’,'Dal-baati', ‘choorma’, ‘soola’ etc. Especially Amber region is popular for its Namkeen (Salt and Sweet) products. Most commonly used languages in Amber are Hindi, Rajasthani and English. The attire of native Rajasthanies is an impressive combination of cultural and weather proof designing. Loose garments are generally used by Rajasthani people to protect the body from heat and sun burn in this desert region. Odhni (chunni or Dupatta), Sarees and Ghagra cholis are important in the attire of Rajasthani women.