Jal Mahal Location:
Jaipur Amber road, Rajasthan
Carved balconies and arched roofs
Words run short on appreciating the beauty of Jal Mahal. The secluded
floating palace was built by Sawai Madho Singh in 1799 AD. It was once a
place for duck shooting parties, where royal dignitaries bang the ambiance
with vibrant activities. Many believe the palace as a ship on the serene Man
Sagar Lake and therefore plan to enjoy wintry days in and around it.
During winter season, the magnificent fort caste a magic spell in the
Jaipur. A variety of migratory birds twitters at the lake and create a
romantic atmosphere around the picture post card Mahal. An evening sight
worth more then a million dollar. The golden sky appears like mingling with
the turquoise water of the lake, with beholding the Mahal at the backdrop.
Once a Summer resort for Royal Kings and Queens, Jal Mahal is built in an
impeccable fusion of Indo-Mughal style of architecture. Its first four
floors are immersed inside water, while its top floor is visible from
distance apart. The red sandstone building is surrounded by the Nahargarh
hills on all side and history says, that the lake was formed by constructing
a dam between the two hills.
Jal Mahal represents the leisure life of Rajputs. The carved balconies,
arched roofs, intricate architecture has the power to take its spectators
into the erstwhile era of royal monarch. Along with exploring the Palace,
tourist can enjoy the task of bird-watching. Multi hued migratory and
non-migratory birds coo during the cool winter days and offer pleasant hours
to the visitors.
Nearby Places to get around
Amber Fort and Nahargarh Fort are located in close vicinity to Jal Mahal.
The former provide tourist the glorious view of sunset, while the later is a
well-known place for Elephant ride.