Jal Mahal (meaning “Water Palace”) is a Centered palace of the Man Sagar Lake.
The red sandstone palace is a five-leveled building, where the four floors of the palace remain underwater when the lake is full and the top floor is exposed.
The Jal Mahal in Jaipur was constructed by the ruler Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh in 1799. He built this place because he wanted to stay there while hunting and shooting for ducks. Jal Mahal is at approx 8 km from Jaipur railway station and the lake is spread over 300 acres, although one cannot access the fort but can enjoy the sunset and sunrise views as it is a very good photographic point.
People generally come with their family and if you want to enjoy the long drive after ice cream with your loved ones then this place is for you.
This place is a focus of tourist attraction as Jalmahal Nahargarh is at approx 10 km and from there you can visit Amer, Jai Garh Fort, and Nahargarh Fort.This palace is a habitat of more than 150 species and migrating birds like flamingo, crested grebe, pintail, etc.
Jal Mahal with a masterpiece architecture style built up with eye-catchy Indian architecture style and Bengali Cherries at the rooftop corners. On the terrace, there is a beautiful garden with a passage to have a mesmerizing view of Man Sagar Lake. The restoration work done in the palace was found unsatisfactory, then the team examined & redone the restoration with the traditional materials.
Places to visit nearby Jal Mahal :
Amer Fort –
Another name of Amer is Dhundar, ruled by Kachhwahas. The Amer Fort has four separate entrances and is famous for its ‘Diwan-i-Aam’ (Public Audience Hall), the ‘Sheesh Mahal’, and the ‘Sukh Mahal’.
Jaigarh Fort –
Must visit the place, when you are in Jaipur you will find one of the largest cannon of its time, located at a height of 500 feet above sea level and offers panoramic views of the surrounding. It is made to protect Amer Fort, Jaigarh fort is considered as the strongest monument of Jaipur.
Nahargarh Fort –
The Nahargarh Fort is a must-visit site for tourists during the Rajasthan trip. Indeed it has a prime phase in the heritage of the country. This fort was built in 1734 by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II. Earlier the name of the fort was Sudershangarh which later changed to Nahargarh which stands for ‘ ABODE OF TIGERS ’.
Kanak Vrindavan Valley –
Located at the foothills of Nahargarh hills on the way to Amber, Kanak Vrindavan is popular among the locals for picnics. The beautifully landscaped garden houses an intricately carved temple, several terrace sites, marble columns, and lattices, making it a dream location for film shoots as well. As the garden is very well maintained and has a rich heritage and culture.
Best time to Visit Jal Mahal :
The Jal Mahal looks amazing in the evening hours as it is illuminated by lights, with the chirping of birds and water in the lake flirting with the sun looks pretty as a picture.