Jal Mahal

Jal Mahal (translates to Water Palace) is an extremely beautiful palace built in the middle of Man Sagar Lake in Jaipur. The palace was originally built in the 18th Century by Maharaja Madho Singh I to act as a lodge during his duck hunting explorations. The palace was then enhanced by the then Maharajas over several years.

The palace has five floors of which three to four of them are usually submerged in water. There used to be boat rides to the palace earlier, but was cancelled some time back. I am not sure if it is restarted now. If you are visiting Jal Mahal, you can check with the locals if you are allowed to get to the palace too.

The palace is illuminated at night. The light on the sandstone reflecting in the blue waters of the lake with the surrounding Aravalli ranges is a visual treat to any visitor.

Location

Jal Mahal

Where to stay?

  • Jaipur

Distance Chart

From Distance (in km)
Jaipur 15
Delhi 275
Jodhpur 340
Chandigarh 530

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