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Jal Mahal

History

Jal Mahal Palace of Jaipur, built in 1799, is noted for its intricate beauty and architecture. Situated amidst the picturesque Mansagar Lake, the palace has the Nahargarh hills forming its backdrop. Jal Mahal of Jaipur, Rajasthan is a five-story palace, with the first four floors being submerged under water. The Nahargarh Fort situated nearby offers a splendid view of the lake as well as the palace.

The Palace was developed as a pleasure spot and used by the royal duck shooting parties. The Maharajah Sawai Madho Singh used to invite royal dignitaries to this leisure palace, who usually rocked the ambiance with their adventure autobiographies. It has also been home to one of the prime ministers of Jaipur estate. The palace is now abandoned but is reasonably well-preserved. In the monsoons, it looks particularly startling with its red sandstone set against the water hyacinth filled lake. The lake eco system is home to a variety of migratory and resident birds.

At Gaitore, opposite the palace, are the cenotaphs of the royal family. They were built by Jai Singh II within landscaped gardens. The cenotaph monuments are in honour of Pratap Singh, Madho Singh II and Jai Singh II, among others. Jai Singh II's cenatoph is made of marble and has impressive intricate carvings. It has a dome with 20 carved pillars.

The most enchanting place in Jaipur is Jal Mahal that attracts a lot of tourists from all over the world.

Best time to visit

The best time to visit the Jal Mahal is during October to March.

Trivia

Standing like a vigilante of peace in the serene and quiescent waters of Man Sagar Lake, Jal Mahal is a famous for the architectural beauty built in the Rajput and Mughal styles of architecture.

Timing

Visiting Hours are from 9:30 am to 4:00 pm


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