All About Jaipur Jal Mahal-The 2021 Guide

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Jaipur Jal Mahal

Jaipur Jal Mahal is a popular tourist and water place spot frequently visited by both foreign and local tourists.

The Palace is situated in the middle of the  Man Sagar Lake in Jaipur city.

Like any other tourist place in Jaipur, Jaipur Jal Mahal always leaves you with a magical experience that will make you fall in love with Jaipur even more.

Every year in the month of February the glory of Jaipur Jal Mahal at Mansagar Lake blossoms as the new winged guests make their magnanimous presence.

During this time of the year, with an intention to promote bird watching and nature conservation, the Tourism and Wildlife Society of India (TWSI) celebrates the ‘Bird Fair’

Jaipur Jal Mahal- Architecture

Jaipur Jal Mahal Architecture

Jaipur Jal Mahal represents a beautiful combination of Mughal and Rajput craftsmanship.

The visitors sense a touch of Royal Rajput architecture as it is built with red sandstones.

There are four chattris on all four corners of the palace that are in octagonal shape.

The palace has several breath-taking marble cravings which denote the royal touch and there are two pillars in the palace which are dedicated to the memories of the royal family of Maharaja Jai Singh.

Jaipur Jal Mahal palace and the lake were renovated by Maharaja Jai Singh 2 in the 18th century.

From the well-preserved and beautiful hand paintings that fill every hall and room to the stairs and the beautifully designed terrace on the roof, Jal Mahal is definitely one such arc.

History Jaipur Jal Mahal

It is believed that during the reign of Raja Man Singh l in 1596 Amer state faced severe draught issues causing a shortage of water.

Raja Man Singh came up with a plan to construct a Dam between two hills so that the rainwater can be collected and restored into a natural depression.

The lake which was formed by the construction of the dam was named Man Sagar Lake after King Man Singh.

During the 18th century Madho’s son, Madho Singh II decided to enhance the beauty of the building by adding courtyard grounds and making changes to the exteriors.

Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh built it in 1799 with an aim to use this as s a hunting lodge for his duck shooting adventures rather than as a place to stay.

Facts about Jaipur Jal Mahal

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1. Jal Mahal is a five-story building out of which four-story are dipped underwater and only the tp floor is visible.

2. Jal Mahal is a 266-year-old building built for the purpose of picnic spot for the royal family in the year 1750

3. The structure of jaipur Jal Mahal is built using red sandstone with Mughal architecture

4. Jaipur Jal Mahal has a garden on its roof called Chameli Bagh

Attractions near Jaipur Jal Mahal

1. Jal Mahal Textiles and Carpets

A shop situated near Jaipur Jal Mahal is one of the leading businesses in carpets dealers and Rajasthan Textiles.

Landmark: Jaipur Jal Mahal

Timings: Monday – Sunday (9 am – 9 pm)

2. Amber Fort- Jaipur

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Located 5.4 Km away from Jaipur Jal Mahal and was built by Raja Man Singh I in the year 1592.

The Fort is made up of white stone and is surrounded by the beautiful lake “Maotha Lake”

Landmark : 

Timings: 10 Am – 5 pm (Monday – Sunday)

Highlights:  Light Show which starts at 7:30 pm in the evening

3. Jaigarh Fort 

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One of the most popular attractions in Jaipur located within a distance of 7.8 Km from Jal Mahal is among the spectacular forts.

Also called as “Victory Fort”

Landmark:  Near Amber Fort, Jaipur

Timings: 9 Am – 4:30 pm (Monday – Sunday)

Highlights:  Elephant Ride

4. City Palace

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An architectural wonder of Rajasthan offering glimpses of both Mughal and Rajasthani styles covering around the one-seventh area of the entire city.

The place is located with a distance of 5.2 Km from Jaipur Jal Mahal

Landmark: Near Jantar Mantar, Jaipur

Timings: 9:30 Am – 5:30 pm (Monday – Sunday)

Entrance Fee: ₹ 500 for Foreigners & ₹ 190 for Locals

5. Jantar Mantar

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An observatory constructed with an objective to accumulate astronomical tables which helps to predict the time and movement of celestial bodies.

It features the world’s largest stone sundial and is a UNESCO world heritage site.

It is located within a distance of 5.1 Km from Jaipur Jal Mahal and takes a drive of 15 min.

Landmark: Near City Palace, Jaipur

Timings: 9:00 Am – 4:30 pm (Monday – Sunday)

Entrance Fee: ₹ 200 for Foreigners & ₹ 50 for Locals (Tickets are available both at entrance and online)

6. Hawa Mahal

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Hawa Mahal- The Palace of Winds is a Five-Story building built in the year 1799 by King Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh.

The main highlights are 953 windows or Jharokhas and the pyramid shape built for the royal ladies to see everyday life from these windows only.

Landmark: Near City Palace, Jaipur

Timings: 9:00 Am – 4:30 pm (Monday – Sunday)

Entrance Fee: ₹ 200 for Foreigners & ₹ 50 for Locals

7. Gaitore ki Chhatriyan

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It is a royal cremation ground for the prestigious Rajput families of Jaipur. 

The word Gaitore is derived from the Hindi word meaning “Gaye ka Thor” which means resting places of the departed.

Landmark: Near City Palace, Jaipur

Timings: 9:00 Am – 5:00 pm (Monday – Sunday)

Entrance Fee: ₹ 100 for Foreigners & ₹ 30 for Locals

Best Time To Visit Jal Mahal

The best time to visit this place is during the rainy season and from October to March. 

The weather in this period is pleasant and romantic which makes this place even more beautiful.

You can visit this place twice, once in the morning (on the way to Amber Fort) and in the evening when the place is lit up in lights.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Jal Mahal Open Now?


Yes, Jal Mahal is open for 24 hours from 6 AM-6 PM
The only thing is that entry inside the Jal Mahal is prohibited by the government.
The pathway around the allows the Man Sagar Lake allows visitors to view the Jal Mahal.

Why Jal Mahal was built?

It is believed that during the reign of Raja Man Singh l in 1596 Amer state faced severe draught issues causing a shortage of water.
Raja Man Singh came up with a plan to construct a Dam between two hills so that the rainwater can be collected and restored into a natural depression.
The lake which was formed by the construction of the dam was named Man Sagar Lake after King Man Singh.

Is Jal Mahal underwater?

Jal Mahal is a five-story building out of which four-story are dipped underwater and only the top floor is visible.

How to go Inside Jal Mahal Jaipur?

Entry inside the Mahal is prohibited. A pathway around the Man Sagar Lake allows visitors to view the Jal Mahal.
Visitors can enjoy boating and can visit the garden on top of Jal mahal and enjoy the beautiful Jal Mahal.


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