Jal Mahal, Jaipur

Jal Mahal, as it is widely known to all, can also be sometimes denoted as Water Palace. This palace is another example of the fusion of Mughal and Rajput architecture. It was built in the year 1750 by Maharaja Madho Singh and is on the same side of the Jaipur as is Amber Fort. Madho Singh built the palace just as a lodge for himself for his duck hunting parties and his son Madho Singh II reworked on the palace beauty by adding a courtyard to it & on the exteriors.

The palace stands in the middle of the Man Sagar Lake. As it appears, the single level palace standing in the middle of the lake, many doesn’t know there are actually four more levels beneath the water. The walls of the palace are holding off gallons of water for more than 250 years.

 

All this is from the exteriors of the palace, but the exploration of the palace from the inside is off charts as it is being worked on to be converted in to a restaurant. There used to be boat rides to the palace, but that too stopped a few years back.

There’s not really much to do at the Jal Mahal, besides admiring the peaceful view of the beautiful palace in the center of Man Saga Lake.