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The Jal Mahal Palace, Jaipur is noted for its intricate architecture. The Palace was developed as a pleasure spot. It was used for the royal duck shooting parties.

On the road to Amber at a distance of 6.5 kms from Jaipur are the cenotaphs of the royal family. A causeway leads to Jal Mahal Palace situated in the middle of Man Sagar lake, opposite the cenotaphs.The first four floors of this building is under water, only the top floor remains outside.One can have a wonderful view of the lake and the palace from Nahargarh Fort

Built in 1799, the palace is now abandoned, but reasonably well preserved. In the monsoons, it looks particularly startling with its red sandstone set against the water hyacinth filled lake.

Introduction to Jal Mahal Palace:
Amongst the Monuments in Jaipur, Jal Mahal Palace stands out as one of the proud monuments that has not lost its old imperial charm and grandeur. This palace is one of the most striking architectural landmarks and is extremely charming. Jal Mahal Palace at Jaipur should not be missed out by the tourists during their tour to Rajasthan.

History of Jal Mahal Palace, Jaipur :
This unique palace was built by Sawai Pratap Singh in the year 1799 A.D. This palace is quite eminent for its complex technique of architecture. It was constructed in the middle of the Man Sagar Lake, as a spot for recreation and pleasure. It was the royal families by whom this palace was used, for the purpose of arranging royal duck shooting parties. The royal families used to take part in these pleasure activities with great zeal and enthusiasm.

Description of Jal Mahal Palace :
The Jal Mahal Palace at Jaipur lies on the way to Amber and it is at a distance of 6.5 km from the beautiful city of Jaipur. There are many memorials of the royal families which the tourists can witness on their way to the palace. The Jal Mahal Palace at Jaipur is strategically placed in the centre of the Man Sagar Lake. It is really exciting to see the first four floors of this splendid building, which are submerged under the waters of the lake. Only the top floor of this beautiful palace is visible to the onlooker. The lake and the palace offer some of the best views that are simply a feast to the eyes.

During the rainy season the beauty of this palace is simply unparalleled as the red sandstone becomes even more dazzling and appealing to the eyes. The initiative of building a dam between two hills was taken by Maharaja Sawai Man Singh I and as a consequence, the lake was formed. The visitors can also witness the varied species of migratory birds that flock to the Jal Mahal Palace, Jaipur each year. Hence this place is a paradise for the birdwatchers as well.

Once in Rajasthan, make sure that a visit to this palace surely features in your itinerary. The most favorable time to visit this palace is from October to March.

Address: Located in the middle of the Man Sagar Lake in Jaipur city,
Directions: On the road to Amber at a distance of 6.5 kms from Jaipur
Phone: 09089256816
Website: http://www.jaipur-travel-guide.com/Jaipur-attractions/Jal-Mahal-Jaipur-Water-Palace.php

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  • Written Aug 14, 2008
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