Jal Mahal

Jal Mahal

  • Jaipur
  • Rajasthan
  • India
  • Timings 6 00 AM - 6 00 PM
  • Time Required 1 - 2 Hours
  • Entry Fee Free

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Jal Mahal, Jaipur Overview

Jaipur, the Pink City of India, is known throughout the world for its architectural marvels which are scattered in the form of pink-colored forts, palaces, artistic temples, and monuments. Because of the vibrant and lively culture, colorful festivals, grand forts, majestic palaces, exquisite temples and beautiful gardens this place occupies an essential place in the golden triangle tour package.


The pink city has several breaths taking monuments but Jal Mahal is one of the most amazing among them. In the Hindi language, Jal means water and Mahal means a palace. The Jal Mahal is a lovely palace built in the middle of the Man Sagar Lake. The palace stances bright with five floors, four of which stay underwater.


Historic Significance of Jal Mahal in Jaipur


The Jal Mahal was prepared by Maharaja Madho Singh to work for as a lodge for his duck hunting parties. The Mahal is a testimony to the link that was formed between the Rajputs and the Mughal Empire. The structural design of the palace has the closeness of both types of construction.


The attractiveness of the palace was boosted by many generations of Maharajas. For example, Maharaja Jai Singh II further added to the beauty of the castle by making gardens to make the Jal Mahal more attractive. After groups of creativity, we today have the brilliance of the “water palace”.


The architectural beauty of Jal Mahal


The palace, built in red sandstone, is a five-storied building, of which four floors endure underwater when the lake is full and the top level is visible.

One four-sided Chhatri on the roof is of the Bengal type.


The chhatris on the four angles are octagonal. The palace had agonized subsidence in the past and also fractional seepage (plasterwork and wall damage equivalent to rising damp) because of waterlogging, which have been fixed under a restoration project of the Government of Rajasthan.

The hills close to the lake area, to the northeast of Jaipur, have quartzite rock formations a part of the Aravalli hills range (with a thin layer of soil cover.

From the northeast, the Kanak Vrindavan valley, the hills slant mildly towards the lake edge where a temple complex sits.


Within the lake area, the plane area is prepared up of a heavy mantle of soil, blown sand, and alluvium.


How to Reach Jal Mahal?


The Jal Mahal is about 5 KM from the center of Jaipur city. It is merely reachable by autos and taxis. If you are feeling the touch particularly courageous you can try the local bus service. The nearby bus stop is Shahpura Bagh which is 200 m from Jal Mahal.


Best Time to Visit Jal Mahal


The perfect time to visit the Jal Mahal is in October when the weather is the utmost enjoyable.


The Jal Mahal is near to the Amer Fort. The most exceptional plan is to visit this place twice, once in the morning and then in the evening when there is light all around the palace.

The rainy season is also a fantastic season to visit this place that imparts a significant edge to the site. This palace becomes even more dazzling and beautiful. It reflects only the architectural excellence of that period.


Most Significant Aspect of Jal Mahal


The top aspect about the Jal Mahal is the Chowpatty, street food market. When hunger submerges you, eating the aloo Tikki chat while watching at the colorful Jal Mahal will fill your stomach and the soul.


Astonishing facts about Jal Mahal Jaipur


1. The word 'jai mahal' means 'Water Palace'.


2. Rajasthan state has a Jal Mahal.


3. It is in the middle of the Man Sagar Lake.


4. It was constructed by Maharaja Jai Singh II of Amber in the 18th.century.


5. It is made of red sandstone.


6. It is a harmonious blend of the Rajput and Mughal styles of architecture.


7. The Jal Mahal is a 266-year ancient structure old palace, which built-in 1750.


8. It is a five-story structure when the lake (Man Sagar Lake) is full of water its four stories are plunged underwater, and only the top floor is evident.


9. It offers a pleasing sight of the Man Sagar Lake and the Nahargarh Hills which is spread everywhere.


10. The palace was manufactured as a picnic spot for the sake of the royal family.


Other nearby attractions in Jaipur


• The Amber Palace- The first we have on our list is the glorious Amber Palace. This essence of culture and royal generosity is a great sightseeing stop. This fort is a pleasing composition of red sandstone and white marble, in a pristine regal architecture style.

• The Hawa Mahal- The antique honeycomb building in the heart of Jaipur is a must-visit on every traveler's list. It is full with 953 small in-wall windows or Jharokhas, as they are locally called, to discourage outcasts from looking at the royal women.

• The Nahargarh Hills- Nothing is restored than a sight high above the humans! With the magnificent view in mind, Maharaja Jai Singh II built the fort palace given safety and defense from enemies, originally named Sudarshangarh.

• The Jaigarh Fort- This is a typical example of classic, remarkable design and architecture skills of the ancient Rajput rulers. Situated on the Cheel Ka Teela in the instant headland of the Aravali Hills, Jaigarh Fort is a marvelous site to spend some time at. Its lovely arrangement of red sandstone and pristine marbles is what sets it apart from any other fort of its kind.

• The City Palace- The traditional and immortal stories of the Rajputana Era come alive with this praiseworthy palace.

• Sisodia Rani Garden- These wonderfully landscaped and plush green arenas of this ancient palace garden are a beautiful sight to behold and profound experience for a traveler.

• The Jantar Mantar- Fixed with the biggest sundial of India, the monument is one of the seven wonders of the world, and unparalleled in its faultless execution.


Things to do in Jaipur

• Sightseeing

• Forts and Monuments

• Shopping

• Fairs and Festivals

• Temples

• Nightlife

• Festivals

• Museums

• Gardens


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