Jal Mahal Jaipur

Fast Facts

Opening and Closing Timings: open all days a week from 6:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Entry fee:

  • INR 10 per person for Indians 
  • INR 50 per person for foreigners

Set amid the beautiful Man-Sarovar Lake in Jaipur, Jal Mahal is one of the most popular attractions of Jaipur city.  Built using red sandstone, Jal Mahal is a five storied building. Of the five stories, four floors remain under water when the lake is full.

Explore the era of the Rajput rulers and walk through the alluring and colorful Chameli Bagh at the palace. The place is a paradise for bird watchers as you get to spot colorful avifauna species like Coot, Pochards, Kestrel and Flamingo. The beautiful Nahargarh hills set as the backdrop add to the breathtaking beauty of the Jal Mahal.

The star attraction is reaching the Mahal through a boat ride in those handcrafted and beautifully decorated wooden boats. Jal Mahal is now open for visitors. Visit to explore the glory and grandeur of Rajasthan.

History

Jal Mahal was constructed in the year 1750 by Maharaja Madho Singh. The Mahal was never built with an intention to be used as a palace. Madho Singh just wished to have it as a lodge for himself and as a place for his duck hunting parties. During the 18th century, Madho Singh’s son- Madho Singh II enhanced the beauty of the palace by adding courtyard grounds to it and making more changes in the exteriors.

Architecture

Jal Mahal features a blend of traditional Rajput and Mughal architectural style. The halls and chambers of the palace have light sand colored stone walls which are at stark contrast with the deep blue of the waters of the lake, which offers a distinct look to the Mahal.

Location

Jal Mahal is located in the middle of Man Sagar Lake in the Jaipur city.

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