Jal Mahal


Jal Mahal (meaning "Water Palace") is a palace located in the middle of the Man Sagar Lake in Jaipur city. The palace and the lake around it were renovated and enlarged in the 18th century by Maharaja Jai Singh II of Amber.
Jal Mahal in the Morning
Jal Mahal in Monsoon

















Many mysteries continue to surround the pleasure palace of Jal Mahal. It is known to be about 300 years old, but its precise date of construction remains undiscovered. Eminent historians Vibhuti Sachdev and Giles Tillotson write in Building Jaipur: The making of an Indian City, ‘Though sometimes dated as late as 1775, it is likely that this was constructed by Sawai Jai Singh II, around 1734.’ . But little else is known about this palace with no chambers ─ just a pavilion with a terrace garden, built in the Rajasthani tradition of ‘island resorts’ or ‘water palaces’ where royal families would seek their ‘pleasure’.
Jal Mahal Terrace
Jal Mahal Terrace

















As you gaze from the elegant white marble garden terrace across the clear blue waters of the lake to the rolling Aravalli Hills, dotted with temples and ancient forts redolent of Jaipur’s romantic past, it’s hard to imagine that just a few years ago the lake was an environmental disaster and Jal Mahal a derelict ruin.
Boats to take you to Palace
Gallery at Jal Mahal
Gallery at Jal Mahal
Gallery at Jal Mahal

Restoration of Jal Mahal, started by the Jal Mahal Resorts Pvt. Ltd.in 2005, has been a phenomenal effort involving the skills of international experts, traditional master craftsmen, architects, historians and authorities on art, culture and design. When work began, little historical evidence existed as even century old photographs showed the monument in ruins. But painstaking research and study of structural elements, forms, details and ornamentation allowed the monument to reveal itself to the restoration team, which then began to rebuild its jetties and stairways, arches, corridors and alcoves with traditional knowledge, materials, techniques and artistry. Chameli Bagh, the lush garden on the terrace has been traced from surviving elements of the original patterns and recreated in the best of Rajput and Mughal traditions. Together they make Jal Mahal the new destination of pleasure of Jaipur by day, and an iconic image of its beauty by night.

Right Now its not open for General Public but you can get a entry with Special Permission. Very soon it will be open for General Public too. This place is Highly Recommended.

Tibari at Jal Mahal
Jal Mahal Terrace at Night


By Manav Singhi

107 comments:

  1. Very catchy photographs very nice post !! Super Like !!

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  2. Waiting for it to be open to public too!

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  3. Nice write with lot of info and nice pictures.

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  4. Amazing pictures and an intriguing post. Sounds like something that needs to be on my travel itenary when its ready to open.thanks

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  5. TY for the info. Its a great location indeed. News that it will be opening for public is welcome. Wish to take 100's of photograph of this Mahal. U r lucky to get permission :-)

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    1. Yes I was lucky twice. . . :) Thanks.

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  6. wowww :) photographs are so professionally clicked.was watching the pictures over and over :)

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  7. Beautiful photos there ! covering the jal mahal in day and night ! such a lovely place ..

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  8. Incredible India, Incredible Jaipur.... Great Post...Stay Blessed!!!

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  9. OMG OMG the pictures are so Beautiful :)

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  10. \this is really beautiful. I am planning a trip to Rajasthan after I return to india this summer. I would go there.

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  11. very nice pics,the first one is my fav ')

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  12. Gorgeous pictures. Nice to know it is going to be open to the public. If there's a next time that side, I would love to see inside Jal Mahal.

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    1. Thank U . . . News is that its going to open pretty Soon. . . :)

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  13. Wow.... really amazing pics!!!!!!
    Great location!!!!

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    1. yup its a beautiful place, Thanks.

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  16. Can't wait for my next trip to Jaipur...always a treat. I will make it a point to visit Jal Mahal. Thanks for all the gorgeous photos.

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  17. Beautiful, I am delighted to see interiors.

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  18. WOW!! Stunning photographs! Waiting to see once it opens for public.

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  19. Very nice photos of the Jal Mahal.

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  21. Beautiful place.Thanks for sharing!

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  48. Is this place the same as Taj Mahal? It's very stunning and the historical background really got my interest. I will definitely include this in my travel bucketlist! :)
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  50. Wow, wow, wow, It is really mindblowing... such a beautiful palace. I really wish I visit Jaipur... Very very nice thanks for sharing it with us...

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  51. It's an amazing place and I'm glad I got to see it - even if it was just from a distance. The pictures inside look stunning, hopefully I can go and see the inside some time in the future too!
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