Jal Mahal, Jaipur
Jal Mahal, Jaipur - Address, Phone Number, Ticket Price
Address: Man Sagar Lake, Jaipur, Rajasthan
Ticket Price: 100 INR
Time Required: 03:00 Hrs
Timings: 06:00 am - 07:00 pm Details
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About Jal Mahal, Jaipur
The JalMahal or the Water Palace is situated in the Man Sagar Lake in Jaipur. It has been a part of the legacy of the Royals for many years but was restored and then enlarged by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II. The whopping five stories of the palace are a beautiful marriage of the Mughal and Rajasthani architectural styles.
But Four stories are underwater and hence the Palace made of red sandstone looks like it is floating above the water. The top floor remains above the water level is topped with several “Chattriis” which are typical of the architecture of that time. Maharaja Jai Singh II had also built Chhatris bearing that are in homage to several rulers from before his time. The ones not be missed are the ones belonging to Maharaja Pratap Singh, Madho Singh II, and Jai Singh II. Built in white marble, they also have incriptions on them.
Jal Mahal Information
- Please remember that you cannot visit the fort from inside. You can only view the Jal Mahal from the road.
- Being very close to Nahargarh Fort it can be viewed from there.
Jal Mahal Ticket Prices
- INR 100 per person
- INR 25 Video Cameras
How To reach Jal Mahal by Public Transport
- Nearest Bus stop: Jal Mahal Bus stop
Restaurants Near Jal Mahal
- Jal Mahal Restaurant
- ITC Rajputana
- The Trident
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A very beautiful palace in the middle of a lake. One of a kind structure in Jaipur. Very scenic with mountains in the backdrop & birds all around. Definitely worth a visit if you are visiting Jaipur. Bonus tip : If you are coming to Jaipur by car, Jal Mahal will be on your way, simply take a right turn from Delhi Road towards Amer.
It is a Beautiful palace in the middle of a lake. Its sad that they do not allow us to visit it but just have a distant look at this wonderful architecture. There are numerous small street food stalls in this area. There are few photographers who dress up your children or family members in traditional Rajasthani dresses accompanied with jewellery and get you a memorable picture to take along.
Possibly the most serene sight amidst the chaos of Jaipur is the beautiful Jal Mahal Jaipur, the Water Palace. This low-rise symmetrical palace, that once was a shooting lodge for the Maharajah, appears to float in the centre of Sagar Lake. The light sand coloured stone walls of the Jal Mahal Jaipur are at a stark contrast to the deep blue of the waters of the lake, while from the innards of the palace lush foliage sprouts. This majestic scene makes the Jal Mahal Jaipur’s most photographed (and photograph friendly) monument but unfortunately exploration of the actual palace is off limits to the majority of visitors as it is to be transformed into an ultra exclusive restaurant. The Jal Mahal is 4km to the north of Jaipur and is located on the main Amer-Jaipur road. Most visitors to the Jal Mahal combine the visit with the Amer fort as both attractions are on the same side of Jaipur. A typical visit to the Jal Mahal will be less than 30 minutes, enough time to take some photos. There used to be gondolas which would provide romantic boat rides across the lake but these rides stopped 3 years ago. Apart from the small market stalls and camel rides there is not much else to do at the Jal Mahal.
Visitors gazing across the shining Man Sagar Lake in Jaipur in India may think they are imagining things when they see the hauntingly beautiful Jal Mahal palace abandoned in the middle of the waters. The incredible island palace, whose name translates as Water Palace, is very real though, and has an equally colourful and mysterious history. Thought to have been built 300 hundred years ago, it is said the partially-submerged palace was used for Maharajah picnics and duck hunting soirees.The palace has four floors hidden under the water's surface, with the fifth floor above water, allowing visitors in boats to examine its exquisitely carved balconies and archways.
Without the garbage at the shore it would be so nice. The color on the street aside the river is so good. You can take the boat to the Jal Mahal or just walk along the street.