Jal Mahal - A beautiful palace in the middle of Lake
A perfect blend of Rajputana and Mughal forms of architecture
Jal Mahal, also called as ‘Water Palace’, is a palace located in the middle of the Man Sagar Lake in Jaipur, Rajasthan, India. It was built by Sawai Pratap Singh in 1799 A.D.
Jal Mahal is a five-story palace which is built of red sandstone. Out of the five floors, four floors get submerged under water when the lake is full, and only the top floor gets exposed. Jal Mahal is famous for its architectural beauty and depicts the perfect blend of Rajputana and Mughal styles of architecture.
Jal Mahal was developed as a pleasure spot for the royal families and was used for the royal duck shooting parties. Along with the lake, Jal Mahal is also surrounded by the beautiful Nahargarh Hills, giving it a picturesque view. During winters, the tourists can see a flock of migratory birds near the lake. The Man Sagar Dam, which is situated on the eastern side of the lake, is a good spot for viewing the lake and the valley. The beauty of Jal Mahal looks marvelous during sunset.
Timings to visit Jal Mahal
Jal Mahal is open on all days from 9:30 AM to 4:00 PM. The best season to visit Jal Mahal is from October to February during evenings.
How to reach Jal Mahal
Jal Mahal is at a distance of 6.5 kms from the main Jaipur city. It is well connected with the Sanganer airport and the railway station.
To see the nearby places of attraction, visit Jaipur.